Library Accounts, Card, Applying for Privileges

PRIMARY AFFILIATED BORROWERS: The borrowing policies of the CU Anschutz Health Sciences Library are designed to permit equitable access to the library materials by primary affiliated borrowers. Primary affiliated patrons’ library records are automatically loaded into the library database each week. If you believe you are affiliated with the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in any way and your record is not in our database, please fill out an online application listing the affiliation you have or contact us by telephone, 303-724-2152 and we will verify your status.


Secondary PatronsLibrary privileges in the form of a free borrowing card may be granted to researchers, patrons from other University of Colorado campuses, or reciprocal institutions.  You must fill out a library application, after which eligibility of the type of access will be reviewed by Access/Circulation staff. 

Public Patrons : Colorado residents may apply for an HSL borrowing account by presenting a current card from a CLC (Colorado Libraries Collaborate) library. A picture ID and proof of address are also required. CLC applications may take up to five business days to process.

A Colorado resident with no account with another CO library/CLC may purchase a borrowing card for $200.00 per year or $100.00 for a six month card.

View your Account

Once an account and library card is established with HSL, most members have access to their own Search HSL library account to view a list of item/s checked out, due dates of items, renew materials, fines, the status of holds placed and items ready for pickup. Login with your Passport ID.   More About Passport ID

 More  Information about applying for a library card and access