Limited library building accessibility

Starting Saturday, June 13, 2020, The Strauss Library building will be badge accessible 7 days a week from 7 am – 7 pm, only for students who are given permission to be on campus.

  • Students can request access to the library building for testing or related reasons, however faculty and staff do NOT have this option at this time.
  • Students who need to access the library building must submit a request to be on campus to Dr. Jan Gascoigne, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

As the campus continues the limited return to campus work for invited employees and students, the library would like to share updated information regarding the library building.

As a reminder, almost all library resources and services remain available 24/7 from the library webpage

  • The library building is currently closed and no services are being offered on site.
  • Anyone coming to campus must complete the required, one-time SkillSoft training “CU COVID-19 Return to Campus – CU Denver | Anschutz”. 
  • To enter any building on campus including the library, everyone must pass through a daily check-in point and receive a wristband. At the check-in point everyone will complete a health questionnaire, have their temperature taken, and receive a wristband.
  • The Lounge@HSL, just outside the library’s entrance, will be one of the daily check-in points. Please note that it will only be staffed from 7:00 am – 10:00 am and from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. If one arrives at the library outside of those time frames they will have to visit the check-in point at the west RC1N entrance. That daily check-in point is open from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm.
    • On Saturdays and Sundays, students entering the library are required to complete the health questionnaire before entering.
  • Once inside the library building, everyone must wear a mask, their campus ID badge, and the daily wristband. Masks can be removed if one is alone in a room with a closed door.
  • Library users must be alone in one of 50 identified rooms with a closed door or on a computer workstation on the 1st floor of the building. If desired, users can make reservations online ahead of time for one of the 50 identified group or individual study rooms.
  • Cleaning kits will be provided to clean workspaces at the beginning and end of work.  It is the student’s responsibility to clean their own work stations.

If you have questions about library services or resources please e-mail the library at askus@cuanschutz.edu. Thank you for doing your part to help keep each other safe!

Strauss Library is Closed! Most library services available online!

Starting March 16 at 6 p.m. and until further notice, the Strauss Health Sciences Library building is closed, No library services are available in the building. CU Anschutz Badge Access is still allowed. NOTE: Access will be monitored and limited to 7am-midnight, 7 days/week.

While in the library, for your safety, please maintain:

1.      One (1) person per study room

2.      Ten (10) foot distance between others at all times

More information on the CU Anschutz campus response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Even though the building is closed, you can still get help and use the library’s resources online!

This was written by Lisa, you can contact AskUs with questions.

Welcome Night Owls and Early Birds: The Library is 24/7!

books-of-owl

 

The library is open 24/7 to affiliated faculty, staff, and students of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. All you need is your official university ID to badge in and stay after hours. Members of the University of Colorado Denver downtown are welcome to stay in the building at close, but will not be able to badge back in after exiting the building. Individuals without an official badge, regardless of status, cannot remain in the library after close; there are no exceptions to this policy.

To keep you full and focused, the library offers the following:

  • Mini-fridges on all 3 floors
  • Microwaves on all 3 floors
  • Keurig machines on the 2nd and 3rd floors (BYO K-Cups and mugs!)
  • Soda and snack vending machines on 1st floor, north end
  • Coffee vending machine on 1st floor, south end
  • Water bottle filling stations on all 3 floors
  • White board markers and headphones, honor policy checkout at the front desk
  • Moveable white boards, found throughout the library
  • Walk station treadmill desks, first and third floors

Please be mindful when using the library by keeping your valuables safe; do not leave your items unattended. It may seem like a hassle to bring your laptop and phone with you to the restroom, but it only takes a moment for an item to be taken. Your safety is our priority, so help us keep you and campus safe by practicing vigilance!

If you ever feel unsafe, do not hesitate to contact campus police by calling 303-724-4444. You can also reach campus police by using one of the library’s red emergency phones, which are located near each restroom on all floors. You’ll also find emergency 9-1-1 red buttons throughout the library.

If you have any questions or comments about 24/7 please contact library staff by emailing circ.library@ucdenver.edu, ask staff at the service desk, or call 303-724-2152. For more information, visit the library’s hours page regarding 24/7 Badge Access.

[Brittany Heer, Interlibrary Loan Manager]

What are your 3 library wishes?

Library Wishes Genie LampIf the Library Genie granted you three library wishes, what would they be?  Now you have the opportunity to let us know!

Submit your three wishes to the library genie today!  Your wishes will be anonymous, but if you’d be willing to talk more with us about your wishes you can include your name and e-mail address.

  • Are there resources or services you’d like to see the library offer?
  • Has the library implemented enhancements that you’d like to see more of?
  • How could the library better assist you with your research, education or clinical needs?

Library Closures – Holiday & Carpet Cleaning

The library will suspend 24/7 access for a short period just before Christmas. When HSL closes at 5 p.m. on Thurs Dec 22, ALL USERS will be asked to exit the building — students, staff, AMC, downtown, everyone. NO EXCEPTIONS. This is for carpet cleaning of high traffic areas, many of which have rarely/never been cleaned. The suspension of 24/7 runs from 5 pm, Thursday Dec 22 to 7 am, Monday Dec 26. Thanks to everyone for your understanding as we make the library cleaner for everyone! Happy Holidays!

santa-cleaning

 

 

24/7 Library Hours Rock: A Refresher & Rules for the Road

The following info and bullets lay out the FYI ‘need to knows’ and other guidelines for use of the Health Sciences Library facility during hours when services are closed and library staff unavailable. Designated University students and employees with proper and active ID badge have the ability to stay in the library after it closes to the public. Questions about this service and its use by the University community can be directed to Douglas Stehle, Head of Access Services, 303-724-2139 or douglas.stehle@ucdenver.edu.

Full guidelines and a handout covering details, tips and safety information is available at the library service desk and online.

  • Security enhancements to the library facility and new public closing policies are in place.
  • HSL will be closing up services and locking its doors two hours earlier on Sunday – Thursday evenings at 10:00 pm. Friday and Saturday closing times remain the same at 6:00 pm.
  • Students/faculty/staff officially affiliated with the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) may leave and re-enter using the badge reader of the facility as well as stay in the facility after public closing times upon presentation of their current AMC ID badge.
  • CU Denver downtown students with their University ID badge may stay in the bldg. after closing times
    • Please Note: when CU Denver downtown students exit after closing time you cannot badge back in until the library opens again.
  • Friends, family and guests who are not University members and are without proper Univ ID badge are not allowed in the library after-hours with students or employees.
  • Students and other University users agree to abide by the library’s Conduct policy at all hours and to act in appropriate manners which promote an atmosphere conducive to study and research.
  • Public and non-affiliated users and those lacking proper ID badge are expected to exit the library at the posted closing times.
  • Library materials may not be checked out/removed when the service desk is closed.

Library Public Access Hours. Oct 13, 2014 – June 2015.
During these posted hours library staff are on duty and our service desk (303-724-2152) is open:

Sun 10:00 am –  10:00 pm
Mon-Thurs  7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri  7:00 am –   6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am –  6:00 pm
  • CU AMC students/employees have badge-ID access to the library 24/7
  • Have visible & be able to present University badge ID to stay after closing times
  • Library staff will check for and ask to see University badge IDs as will campus security
  • Any person lacking the proper University campus badge ID will be directed to exit the facility immediately after closing times. Library staff will come around and do this after our service desk closes.
  • University users in the library who suspect unauthorized people are in the facility after closing should contact campus Police at 303-724-4444.
  • If you feel you are entitled to remain in HSL after public closing but are unable, not permitted, do not have the designated University identity, or have been told you cannot but feel wrongly so, etc. please contact the Head of Access, Douglas Stehle, 303-724-2139 or douglas.stehle@ucdenver.edu.
  • Emergency buttons have been installed throughout the building on all floors. They are the yellow devices on the wall labelled “In case of emergency, lift cover, push button.” A blue police emergency tent is on the wall above each yellow panic alarm. Campus police will respond when the red button is pressed.

Blue Emergency Signage     Yellow Emergency Alarm

  • Users are discouraged from leaving library materials you have checked out on the service desk after closing when library staff are gone. The library cannot guarantee that your returned items will be secure/safe sitting on the service desk. Library users should return laptops and other special/sensitive materials they have checked out in their names during regular open service hours and when staff are on service desk.
  • There is an outside book drop near the front entrance and an interior book drop on the far end of the service desk for the return of books and journals.

Contact our service desk during staffed hours and by phone at 303-724-2152 for any questions. Or report problems and issues to douglas.stehle@ucdenver.edu. Thank You.

24/7 Library Hours Rock: A Refresher & Rules for the Road

The following info and bullets lay out the FYI ‘need to knows’ and other guidelines for use of the Health Sciences Library facility during hours when services are closed and library staff unavailable. Designated University students and employees with appropriate and active ID badge have the ability to stay in the library after it closes to the general public and such users also have ability to card-in with their Univ ID badge during after-hours and before the library reopens public services. Questions about this service and its use by the University community can be directed to Douglas Stehle, Head of Access Services, 303-724-2139 or douglas.stehle@ucdenver.edu.

Full guidelines and a handout covering details, tips and safety information is available at the library service desk and online.

  • Security enhancements to the library facility and new public closing policies are in place.
  • HSL will be closing up services and locking its doors two hours earlier on Sunday – Thursday evenings at 10:00 pm. Friday and Saturday closing times remain the same at 6:00 pm.
  • Students/faculty/staff officially affiliated with the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) may leave and reenter using the badge reader at the entrance of the facility as well as remain in the facility after public closing times upon presentation of their current AMC ID badge.
  • CU Denver downtown students with their University ID badge may remain in the bldg. after closing times. NOTE: When CU Denver downtown students exit after closing time you cannot badge back in until the library opens again.
  • Friends, family and guests are not allowed in the library after-hours with students or employees.
  • Students and other University users agree to abide by the library’s Conduct policy [http://hsl.ucdenver.edu/policies/conduct] at all hours and to act in proper manners which promote an atmosphere conducive to study and research.
  • Public and non-affiliated users and those lacking proper ID badge are expected to exit the library at the posted closing times.
  • Library materials may not be checked out/removed when the service desk is closed.

Library Public Access Hours. Oct 13, 2014 – June 2015.
During these posted hours library staff are on duty and our service desk (303-724-2152) is open:

Sun 10:00 am –  10:00 pm
Mon-Thurs  7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri  7:00 am –   6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am –  6:00 pm
  • CU AMC students/employees have badge-ID access to the library 24/7
  • Have visible & be able to present University badge ID to remain past closing time
  • Library staff will check for and ask to see University badge IDs as will campus security
  • Any person lacking the proper University campus badge ID will be directed to exit the facility immediately after closing times. Library staff will come around and do this after our service desk closes.
  • University users in the library who suspect unauthorized individuals are in the facility after closing should contact campus Police at 303-724-4444.
  • If you feel you are entitled to remain in HSL after public closing but are unable, not permitted, do not have the designated University identity, or have been told you cannot but feel wrongly so, etc. please contact the Head of Access, Douglas Stehle, 303-724-2139 or douglas.stehle@ucdenver.edu.
  • Emergency buttons have been installed throughout the building on all floors. They are the yellow devices on the wall labelled “In case of emergency, lift cover, push button.” A blue police emergency tent is on the wall above each yellow panic alarm. Campus police will respond when the red button is pressed.

Blue Emergency Signage     Yellow Emergency Alarm

  • Users are discouraged from leaving library materials you have checked out on the service desk after closing when library staff are gone. The library cannot guarantee that your returned items will be secure/safe sitting on the service desk. Library users should return laptops and other special/sensitive materials they have checked out in their names during regular open service hours and when staff are on service desk.
  • There is an outside book drop near the front entrance and an interior book drop on the far end of the service desk for the return of books and journals.

Contact our service desk during staffed hours and by phone at 303-724-2152 for any questions. Or report problems and issues to douglas.stehle@ucdenver.edu.

Thank You.

24/7 HOURS & BADGE-ID ACCESS BEGINS OCT 13

Students on the AMC have desired 24/7 late night access for many years and now HSL delivers!

Guidelines and a handout covering details, tips and safety information is available at the library service desk and online.

Beginning Oct 13, 2014 Health Sciences Library increases access for the CU AMC University community by offering badge-ID access 24/7 after library closing times. Security enhancements to the library facility were made over the summer, and library staff have ready new closing procedures to help with the transition. The library will be closing up services and locking its doors two hours earlier on Sunday – Thursday evenings at 10pm. Friday and Saturday closing times remain the same at 6pm.

Health Sciences Library Public Access Hours, Oct 13, 2014 – June 2015.
During these posted hours library staff are on duty and our service desk is open:

Sun 10:00 am –  10:00 pm
Mon-Thurs  7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri  7:00 am –   6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am –  6:00 pm
  • CU AMC students/employees have badge-ID access to the library 24/7
  • Have visible & be able to present University badge ID to remain past closing time
  • Library staff will check for and ask to see University badge IDs

Any person lacking the proper University campus badge ID will be directed to exit the facility immediately after closing times. Library staff will come around and do this after our service desk closes. Public and non-affiliated users are expected to exit the library at the posted closing times.

University students/staff/faculty with their AMC campus ID badge will be allowed to stay in the facility after closing time. Campus badge ID must be in your possession; no exceptions will be made. Library staff and/or University Police may ask to see badge ID any time after the library closes.

University users in the library who suspect unauthorized individuals are in the facility after closing should contact campus Police at 303-724-4444.

Emergency buttons have been installed throughout the building on all floors. They are the yellow devices on the wall labelled “In case of emergency, lift cover, push button.” A blue police emergency tent is on the wall above each yellow panic alarm. Campus police will respond when the red button is pressed.

Blue Emergency Signage     Yellow Emergency Alarm

Library materials may not be checked out/removed when the service desk is closed.Users are discouraged from leaving library materials you have checked out on the service desk after closing when library staff are gone. The library cannot guarantee that your returned items will be secure/safe sitting on the service desk. Library users should return laptops and other special/sensitive materials they have checked out in their names during regular open service hours and when staff are on service desk. There is an outside book drop near the front entrance and an interior book drop on the far end of the service desk for the return of books and journals.

Students and other University users agree to abide by the library’s Conduct policy [http://hsl.ucdenver.edu/policies/conduct] at all hours and to act in proper manners which promote an atmosphere conducive to study and research.

Contact our service desk during staffed hours and by phone at 303-724-2152 for any questions. You may also contact Douglas Stehle, Head of Access Services (303-724-2152 | douglas.stehle@ucdenver.edu) for further information.


Wolfgang lands at the library? Coffee comes to HSL

Library users can now enjoy a late night cup of coffee from the Wolfgang Puck  machine located on the first floor, southeast alcove just down the hall from the Writing Center and near the first floor restrooms.

Students have desired access to coffee during all library hours according to numerous surveys conducted by the health sciences library over the past two years.

Enjoy a quick cup the next time you are in the information commons of HSL.

Library and Information Commons Hours for Fall 2011

The Health Sciences Library welcomes all students and other members of the AMC community as Fall 2011 approaches and the academic term gets into full swing.

The library will be offering late night hours once again staying open to 12 midnight five days a week providing access to the technology and services offered in the Information Commons of HSL. With study rooms on all floors of the library, vending and coffee in the Information Commons, quiet study spaces on the second and third floors with wireless throughout and over 45 workstations on first floor, students will find peace and place along with the research tools and services to support their work.

view of ‘Humanescence’ from first floor upwards toward second floor

Health Sciences Library hours for fall 2011:
*customer service help and referral available during all hours

Mon – Thu
7:00 am – 12:00 Midnight
Fri
7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sat
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sun
10:00 am –  12:00 Midnight

There are some exceptions to regular hours; always consult the library’s homepage and hours info before planning a visit.

Contact library service staff at 303-724-2152. Ask us about student textbooks and e-books! The service desk at HSL also offers 2 Apple iPads for short-term checkout by AMC students and staff. Users of the library can begin their questions and bring any inquiry to our service desk on the first floor. Closing begins at 30 minutes before the closing hour.

Students can now enjoy a late night cup of coffee from the Wolfgang Puck coffee machine located on the first floor, southeast alcove just down the hall from the Writing Center and near the first floor restrooms.

Longer pilot library hours at HSL made permanent!

After a year of experimenting and assessing hours, the Health Sciences Library recently decided to make 12 midnight the closing time Sundays thru Thursdays. This increase to 101 hours/week will become standard library hours starting in January 2011. These hours will be offered throughout the year regularly, including the summer, and only be interrupted by University and State holidays along with light reductions late in December and around holiday times. This change represents a 15% increase in hours from when HSL first moved to the AMC from the 9th and Colorado campus.

The library will continue to assess student comments and needs around hours alongside its budget and the appropriate allocation of student fee revenue. Regular hours for 2011 with some exceptions will be as follows:

Mon – Thu 7:00 am – 12:00 Midnight
Fri 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 12:00 Midnight

Questions can be directed to the Head of Access Services, Douglas Stehle, douglas.stehle@ucdenver.edu, 303-724-2139.

Library Hours Expand for Fall 2010 @ HSL

The library’s hours expand as ’10 fall term picks up.  On Aug 16, HSL began staying open to midnight offering information commons services and spaces for study, group collaboration, wireless access and support to laptops with many LCD equipped rooms. Additional vending was installed over the summer in anticipation of students needing to study late. Library hours for the fall term are online now.

AMC student users are encouraged to offer feedback about library hours anytime by speaking with one of our customer service staff. Tell us what days of the week are most popular for your habits, hours of the day you are usually in the library, what floors do you use, how frequently – – do you use and enter/leave the library multiple times per day, what late night hours past 10pm do you make use of at HSL and for what purposes? What spaces and floors do you prefer to work in at HSL? HSL wants to know, tell us!

Visit our first floor customer service desk anytime for assistance, help with finding articles and information, for consultation on your research questions or just to say hello and tell us what you think. Tell Us, we want to hear from you.

For more information and input about library hours, contact douglas stehle, librarian, access services division — email or call: 303-724-2139 (messages will be listened to).

Library to Continue Pilot of Hours Extension in Fall 2010

The Health Sciences Library will continue a pilot of extended hours in the Fall Semester 2010.   Starting August 16th the Library will remain open until midnight Sundays through Thursdays through December 16th.

Over the years, the Health Sciences Library has received numerous requests from students for longer hours of operation.  In November 2009, the Library extended hours of operation to 1 am Sundays through Thursdays in a trial to determine whether the extension was sustainable.  After an assessment in April 2010 of usage during the trial, and with the advice of student representatives serving on the AMC’s Academic Support Advisory Committee, the Library’s leadership decided to extend the trial into Fall Semester 2010 but to cut back by one hour and close at midnight.

During the trial, Library staff conducted an hourly census of users in the building, beginning at 11 pm through to closing at 1 am.   The following table details those findings:

Hour Block

Average # Customers, Fall ‘09 Average # Customers, Spring ‘10
11 pm – 12 m 18 13
12 m – 1 am 9 6

During Fall Semester’s examination period, the average number increased by one for both hour blocks.  Library staff are interested in obtaining additional feedback from our student users about extended hours, and will be conducting “mini-surveys” this Fall to add to the census data.

For more information about the extended hours pilot, please contact Douglas Stehle, Head of Access [douglas.stehle@ucdenver.edu, 303-724-2139] or Jerry Perry, Director [jerry.perry@ucdenver.edu, 303-724-2133].

For current library hours and the most up to date information, see our website at http://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu/about/hours.