Lounging is the New Cool: 24/7 Badge-Access Lounge at HSL Opens.

A new space is open at the library and all eyes are watching to see how campus students will make use of it. Come visit and Tell Us what you think @ https://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu/tell-us. Located just outside the front doors of HSL.

The Lounge at HSL is not quite your average café or a quiet study area but something new, different, and in between from Health Sciences Library. The space had sat dormant for years, and the time came to step up and change the situation for the better.

More of a relaxing place to take a break than a library area, the Lounge is a great nook to get a snack, or get your laptop, or talk on your phone. You can study in style with lots of natural light and great views of the trees outside. There will be more noise and some laughter as people pass through and chew on their snacks, but the bright environment will not fail to put you in a better mood.

The Lounge at HSL officially opened on Tuesday Sept 5. It is located just outside the front entrance of the library. Two doors on each end are badge controlled, and the lounge is intended for Anschutz campus ID-carrying users.

The Lounge at HSL is accessible 24/7, day and night. A large fridge is provided for students to store their lunches and other foods–the area is more secure due to the badge controlled entrances and the typical honor code prevails not to touch other peoples lunches stored in the refrigerator. Students already heavily use the three public fridges on each floor inside the library so this expands options. The Lounge provides two roomy microwaves, an upscale Keurig coffee machine, and a variety of vending machines which vend coffee pods. The Keurig will make hot water for tea if coffee is not your bag, and the fabulous slate stainless steel fridge dispenses cool water and ice if you prefer cold over hot on those Colorado sunny days.

If trash cans being full are any evidence of use so far, students are cooking their meals and using vending quite a bit in the Lounge already. One of the vending machines is unique and different from vending inside the library and it offers larger snacks and meals to heat up.

The Lounge is for use by students, staff and faculty and others on the Anschutz campus who have and carry their AMC ID badge. The library does not issue ID badges — possession of an Anschutz ID badge depends on your role/identity with the Schools/Colleges/departments on campus. Signage in the space spells out contact information and appropriate conduct.

Ideas, questions or concerns can be reported to the library service desk or by contacting the Head of Access Services at the library — contact information below.

Wireless connectivity in the Lounge is sound, and more electrical outlets were installed to offer USB charging outlets for all your devices. The Lounge at HSL is not a quiet environment nor intended to be so. It can be a fun gathering place and cool spot to work on your laptop, collaborate and chat, and even study if you don’t mind the buzz of other people coming and going and snacking and cooking.

Stop by, card in, relax and have a snack. Bring a friend to chat with and chill out. Lounging is the new cool at Health Sciences Library. Come give it a try and enjoy!

Questions about the Lounge: please contact Douglas Stehle, Health Sciences Library, douglas.stehle@ucdenver.edu or 303.724.2139.

Comments can also be reported to the library’s service desk inside during library’s operational public hours.

Welcome to Anschutz! Tips for New Students, Faculty, and Staff

Now that you’ve had a little time to settle in, purchase your textbooks, and figure out where you can get lunch, we want to extend a warm welcome from the faculty and staff at your Health Sciences Library here on campus! The Health Sciences Library website is the gateway for many resources you’ll use for your studies and research.

From our website, you can:

  • Access library resources (using your PassportID credentials if you’re off-campus)
  • Click the Ask Us! link to contact a librarian by phone, chat, or email for quick questions, customized one-on-one research consultation appointments, or anything else you may need help with
  • Review our Getting Started at the Library & Finding Full Text Online resource guide to learn essential skills for new library users (other tutorials and classes are available)
  • Use SearchHSL from the homepage to explore electronic books, journals, and other resources that contain information on your research topic
  • Register for “Getting Started At The Library” or sign up for other library classes for help with PubMed, EndNote, and other resources
  • Renew your library books online, and get copies of materials that CU does not own from a wide network of libraries using Interlibrary Loan
  • Find an electronic textbook to help you study and learn!

Although you can get to most Library resources without ever leaving your home, there are many reasons to visit the Library:

  • Access library resources from your laptop via the campus WiFi
  • Check out laptops with pre-loaded applications, art, and productivity tools for 5 days!
  • Use any of 48 computer workstations in the Information Commons, some with unique software like SPSS and SAS, VH Dissector Pro, and MS Office. One workstation is equipped with ZoomText for the visually impaired and four have document scanners
  • Get help locating evidence-based information, clinical care information, or primary source articles
  • Reserve one of our group study rooms  (majority of rooms are first-come-first-served).
  • You can connect your laptop to the flat-panel LCD screens to display a presentation or website, or use the mobile whiteboards to facilitate group study sessions (check out dry erase markers from the Service Desk)
  • Study or take a break outdoors on any one of several library patios. Wireless internet and electrical outlets are available on the patios
  • Reserve one of the library’s several meeting rooms for your group meeting of 12-50 participants

Especially for students:

 The Health Sciences Library offers many services specifically for students:

 Especially for Staff and Faculty!

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you! Best wishes on your new journey and we’ll look forward to seeing you in the library.

New authentication is here for HSL’s EZproxy/off campus access

We’ve changed the way you log in, using the single sign on mechanism offered by the CU’s Office of Information Technology. This method should be familiar to most as it’s the same single-sign on method that’s used at the UCDAccess portal.

https://proxy.hsl.ucdenver.edu

Questions? Feedback?  Feel free to contact us at this email: library.web@ucdenver.edu.

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

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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]

PastPerfect — An Artifacts Database

Did you know that the Health Sciences Library has a unique collection of medical artifacts, consisting of a wide range of objects, dating from the 19th century? Besides view these artifacts in several rotating exhibits of the artifacts throughout the library, the collection is available for individual research. If you would like to search the artifact collection, visit the Library’s newest database- PastPerfect Online- http://uchslibrary.pastperfectonline.com/ All the artifacts listed in the catalog are available for anyone to look at, with an appointment.  Searching help is included on the page, or you can contact Paul Andrews at paul.andrewes@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-2113 for assistance.

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!

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