Who Are the Health Sciences Library's primary library users?
The Health Sciences Library is funded by the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz) and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) to serve health sciences programs and UCH personnel. The library's primary users include students currently enrolled at CU Anschutz, as well as faculty and staff paid by CU Anschutz and paid employees of UCH. Retired health sciences faculty, regular health sciences faculty paid by affiliates (National Jewish, VAMC, Denver Health, etc.), CU Regents members, and CU Medicine employees (formerly UPI) are considered primary library users as well. Unpaid volunteers are generally considered secondary patrons and are not covered by the library's licenses for online/remote access. Volunteer clinical faculty and preceptors approved by their College/School are eligible for online access as primary patrons. Some other patrons may receive a free borrowing card and most all on-site services but do not receive remote access to licensed online content such as e-journals.
Although the mission of the library is to support our primary users, the facility is also open to the public and staff provide some services to non-affiliated users on a fee-for-service basis. Please consult the Services and Fees by Patron Category page for information about library services and fees. If you have questions about what category you may fall into and associated library privileges, please consult the library application account page. The Access Librarians will assess your status, get back to you, and explain your options.