New Leisure Reading

Check out these new titles in the Amesse Memorial Collection:

  • Biblio TECH: Why libraries matter more than ever in the Age of Google/ John Palfrey
  • Convergence: The idea at the heart of science/ Peter WatsonFound
  • Found: A life in mountain rescue/ Bree Loewen
  • The knowledge illusion: Why we never think alone/ Steven Sloman
  • Milk & honey: Poems/ Rupi Kaur
  • Option B: Facing adversity, building resilience, & finding joy/ Sheryl Sandberg
  • Pickets & Dean Men: Seasons on Rainier/ Bree Loewen
  • Unshakeable: Your financial freedom playbook/ Tony Robbins



Wireless Printing at the Library!

WP3aHealth Sciences Library offers a self-serve print system in the library. Users pay for print and copy jobs via credit card right at the printer locations, with black and white pages costing 10 cents, and 25 cents per page for color.

Wireless printing is also available; send jobs to our library printers from anywhere and pick them up when it’s convenient for you!  Print jobs will remain available for up to 24 hours. There are multiple ways to print:

  • From workstations in the library
  • Directly from a USB drive
  • From your own laptop (via wireless)
  • Email files as an attachment
  • Direct uploads to the PrintMe cloud

Enjoy fast and easy print job retrieval at any of the print/copy release stations in the library. Simply scan the barcode for the job from your mobile device or key in in the document ID number. View a print and cost preview prior to printing, with the ability to change print options such as number of copies, pages to print, color printing, and more!

Questions? Stop by the Service Desk, pick up a handout at our printing locations, or view our how-to videos!

Pardon our dust (& noise)- we’re building a better library for you!


Beginning Feb. 14th through the end of May, there will be periodic increased noise levels on the 2nd floor while we move items from our north end journal stacks to make room for an improved, larger study area. Construction of the new space will begin in early June.

Alternate study areas are available on the 1st & 3rd floors. Should you need them, feel free to ask for earplugs at the Service Desk.

Thanks for your patience while this exciting new project begins!

Exercise While You Study

Take a spin on our new bike stations!

Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce the arrival of three new stationary bike stations; now you can get moving while you study! Two stations are located on opposite ends of the 3rd floor, while the other sits near the north end of the 1st floor, next to one of the library’s four walk stations.

All HSL fitness equipment is intended for light to moderate use while studying. Stop by & give one a try! For details, ask at the library service desk or call 303-724-2152.


Have a group? Reserve a study room!

The Health Sciences Library’s group study room reservation system has been expanded for the Fall 2016 semester, with the addition of Rooms 1205 & 1303 (both contain LCD screens & can hold up to six people), located in the Information Commons computing area on the library’s 1st floor. Room 1305, which has an LCD screen & a capacity of up to 12 people, is also available for reservation.

On the 3rd floor, Room 3301, which seats up to eight people, has been added to Rooms 3205 & 3303 as part of the study room reservation service.

Booking a room is FAST & EASY- just go to You can also find the reservation page by going to the library’s web page (, selecting “Services”, and then clicking on “Reserve a Group Study Room”.

New Amesse Collection books


Coelho, Paulo/ The Alchemist

Egan, Jennifer, ed./ Best American Short Stories 2014

Hughes, Dorothy/ The Expendable Man

Jansson, Tove/ The Woman Who Borrowed Memories

Lisboa, Adriana/ Crow Blue

Mantel, Hilary/ The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher



Gawande, Atul/ Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Gleiser, Marcelo/ The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning

Kim, Suki/ Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite

Munroe, Randall/ What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

West, Cornel/ Black Prophetic Fire

GSRR survey- thanks to everyone who participated!

A survey to determine HSL/AMC affiliate suggestions for possible future amenities and current attitudes about the library’s group study room reservation (GSRR) service was conducted from Sunday, Sept. 14- Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Here are the results:

Question #1: Affiliation

Of 107 completed surveys, a large majority (44.6%) came from School of Medicine affiliates. School of Pharmacy had the next largest group of respondents, with 24.8%, followed by Colorado School of Public Health (15.8%), College of Nursing (9,9%), and School of Dental Medicine (5.0%).

Question #2: Rate the ease of booking a study room

The largest cohort responding to this question had never booked a study room (50%). Of the remainder of those answering, 29.8% rated ease of booking a room as “Very easy”, with the choices of “Somewhat easy” (14.4%) and “Somewhat difficult” (5.8%) coming in a distant third and fourth place. No respondents selected “Very difficult”.

Question #3: What types of amenities could we add to our GSRR rooms to make them better?

The top two suggestions for this question were whiteboard markers and extra outlets, especially those connected to the study room tables, rather than the wall. Other responses included locker facilities (either in study rooms or in the library in general), better climate control in the rooms, 24-hour access (coming October 13th!), and longer room rental periods. (60% response rate)

Question #4: What features do you like about GSRR rooms and the reservation system?

The most popular responses included: whiteboards; quiet; large size of rooms; feeling of spaciousness due to windows/ glass walls; ability to reserve for groups. (39% response rate)

Question #5: What don’t you like about GSRR rooms and the reservation system?

The most frequent answers included: not enough reservable rooms; inability to reserve for more than two hours at a time; not enough outlets. (33% response rate)

Question #6: What’s the most effective way for you to receive news/updates about GSRR?

A clear majority of participants, 55%, preferred to be contacted via campus email listservs. Social media was the next most popular choice with 23%, followed by HSL’s home page (20%), word of mouth (18%,), and print ads/flyers (13%). (Respondents were allowed to select more than one communication method, so the total on this question exceeds 100%.)