Tell Us: Library Customer Suggestions

Coffee Maker     Thu, 2014-12-04

Public coffee makers

Thank you for the comment. The library has a coffee vending machine that sells coffee at a very affordable price.  Because this machine requires a water line, it is on the opposite end of the building as the rest of the vending machines.  If this was not what you had in mind, please let us know.

The library could try out putting a coffee maker in a group study room or a common area (maybe a Keurig) and see how it goes in terms of  user accountability and gauge how much additional effort it puts on library and custodians to monitor and deal with any issues. We can consider it. Please feel free to email me with any thoughts to my comments here. Thank you very much.

Douglas Stehle
Head of Access Services


Thank you.
Nap Pods     Mon, 2014-12-01

I know the library is getting new furniture. I would like to recommend Nap Pods as a way to increase study productivity and traffic in the library


Thank you for your comment. The idea and interest in sleeping options in the library is not new. A few student users over the past several years have suggested the same, and internal library discussion about future amenities has touched on the option of sleeping pods, nap stations and the like. We will certainly keep the discussion going, idea on the table, and consider engaging the student community about it. Issues such as cost and funding, appropriateness, conduct policy, use by whom, safety and proper location in the library facility would be some of the factors we would have to take into account. It certainly could be a cool and non-traditional option for our library to consider.

If you have specific models and types to suggest, please contact me anytime to share some links and/or photos of ones you might be familiar with and have seen at other libraries. I’d welcome your specific ideas and I am glad to bring them to future library planning discussions. Contact me anytime.

Thank you.

Douglas Stehle
Head of Access Services, 303-724-2139. Office 1114, 1st floor staff suite.

Thank you.
Skull on top of the tree     Fri, 2014-12-05

I feel religiously and personally offended by the skull on top of the Christmas tree at the entrance of the library. I would appreciate if this skull is taken down immediately.

I’m sorry that you were offended, that was definitely not the intent.  We have removed the skull.  The library puts up a tree ever year to collect donations of hats, mittens, scarves that will be donated in early January.  If you would like more information, please let me know.

Melissa De Santis
Deputy Director
(303) 724-1748

Thank you.
Portable Therapy Tables     Thu, 2014-12-04

It would be nice to have portable therapy tables for checkout.  As lab space is occupied during testing hours and this would allow us to run through our manual therapy techniques even when other classes are using lab space.


It would be nice to have portable therapy tables for check out at the front desk to practice psychomotor skills.



Thank you for contacting the library regarding portable therapy tables!  We really appreciate your suggestion, and will work with you to investigate various options for portable tables in the market.


Yumin Jiang
Head, Collection Management

Thank you.
Treadmill Desks!     Tue, 2014-12-02

Need more treadmill desks!  They're occupied all the time!

"Thank you for the comment. The Library has advertised the treadmill desks, a.k.a. walk stations, heavily since we got them. We too have noted their popularity and consistent usage throughout the day. The distance walked and many calories burned since installation are fun facts and impressive. Students use them and seem to like them. Our leadership team will count your vote for more and consider in our future space and library amenities planning.

Thank you so much.

Douglas Stehle
Head of Access Services


Thank you.
Tower Room Lights     Mon, 2014-11-17

Just wanted to let someone know that I was up in the tower room on 3rd floor last night and the lights turned off around 10 pm and would not turn back on. Thanks!


We are aware of the issue of the lighting in the Tower Room and that we are currently looking into the problem, and hope to have it resolved soon.


Stefanie Jo Ortiz
Adminstrative Assistant II
UCD Health Sciences Library - Administration
Ph: (303) 724-2135

Thank you.
Journal of Neurosurgery     Mon, 2014-11-10

I am one of the 6th year neurosurgery residents here and am doing my research year. I have noticed that there is no access to the 2014 Journal of Neurosurgery articles.  I spoke with one of the librarians about this issue and was informed that there is an embargo on the current year articles of this journal.  This is a huge problem for us because this is our most prestigious and most read neurosurgery journal. We need access to this journal for research and learning purposes. Can this be fixed

Thank you for your help in this matter.


Thank you for contacting us regarding the Journal of Neurosurgery.  The library canceled the subscription to this journal back in 2012 due to low usage.  We will review this journal again for a possible subscription.  Meanwhile, if you need articles from recent issues, please consider our interlibrary loan service at:

To recommend more items to add to the library collection, please feel free to fill out the Suggest an Item online form at:  Thanks!


Yumin Jiang
Head, Collection Management

Thank you.
Journal of the American Association of Endodontists     Sat, 2014-11-01

Hello, I'm ISP 1 at CU Denver SDM. I'm interested in endodontics. I just found out that the library does not have subscription to Journal of Endodontics, which is the official journal of the American Association of Endodontists. I think that it would be very useful for the students if the library subscribed to JOE, so they could have access to that journal. Thank you.


Hello Library Staff,

Would you consider adding electronic access to the Journal of Endodontics?  Our students at the School of Dental Medicine would like to use this Journal for research and the development of CATS. Thanks.


Thank you for contacting the library with your recommendation for the Journal of Endodontics. I'm happy to report that we do have access to this title through ScienceDirect:

Please let me know if you have any questions.

You can find this title in our journals list on the library's website if you type in the name.

Heidi Zuniga



Thank you.
Printing directions     Thu, 2014-10-16

When I print the Directions page from the site, the social media icons print down the middle of the page overlapping the parking map.


Thank you so much for reporting this issue.  Our web developer, Cathalina Fontenelle has worked on the problem and we believe it is now fixed!

Jeff Kuntzman
Head, Library IT


Thank you.
New Publication     Mon, 2014-10-06

 I would suggest the HSL and University of Colorado to consider becoming members of the BioMedCentral to facilitate publications of our researchers in an open access fashion. Thanks for considering.


Thank you for contacting us regarding BioMedCentral membership.  The Health Sciences Library used to be an institutional member, but we ended our membership in 2012.  The CU System Libraries had a membership together and we all ended it because the benefits of the membership were not worth the costs.

The Health Sciences Library is now accepting applications for its Open Access Fund.  You can read more about it here:


Yumin Jiang
Head, Collection Management




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