Facility Access Policy

The building is accessible 24/7 to CU Anschutz students, staff, and faculty with an active Anschutz campus badge sponsored by their School and department. Our facility access policy offers alternative access options to other affiliated users, health care practitioners, and the public expressing health sciences information needs. Use of the facility by those without an Anschutz campus ID is available either through sponsored badge for affiliates or by appointment for the public and others.

Sponsored Badge Option for Affiliates (Sunday – Saturday, 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.)

  • The badge is good for one year.
  • Affiliate badge holders may enter the library building from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
  • Please note an $18.00 badge cost will apply in some cases and is payable to the CU Anschutz Badging Security Office.
  • To initiate the request for an affiliate badge:
    • UCHealth, Children’s, and other hospital employees should contact Douglas Stehle: douglas.stehle@cuanschutz.edu.
    • CU Denver campus employees/students should contact Bailey Wallace at the Auraria Library to begin the application process. Email:bailey.wallace@ucdenver.edu or 303-315-7722.
    • CU Springs campus employees/students should contact the Kraemer Library, Kevin Jacobs, kjacobs@uccs.edu, 719-255-3286.
    • CU Law employees/students should contact the CU Law Library and ask for the Access Services Librarian, lawref@colorado.edu, 303-492-7534.
    • CU Boulder employees/students should start by contacting Douglas Stehle at Strauss Library, email: douglas.stehle@cuanschutz.edu.
    • CU Anschutz Alumni should start by contacting Douglas Stehle at Strauss Library, email: douglas.stehle@cuanschutz.edu.
    • Retired Faculty/Staff. Most of these individuals can be badged by their CU School from which they retired. Cases will vary.

If you do not fall into the categories above for a badge, please use the information below.

Appointment & Escorted Access Option for Other Visitors, General Public (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Those who do not qualify for a badge, but otherwise express research information needs may arrange to come into the library by scheduling visits in advance when library staff can escort you into the facility on weekdays. This option covers those doing research from the public and health care professionals who otherwise are not affiliated with CU Anschutz and its affiliated hospitals. You can submit your facility access request with this form.

Additional Information

  • All persons in the building should adhere to campus protocols at all times and must be fully vaccinated per campus policy.
  • Badges should be visible when in the library per Chancellor policy.
  • Please do not trail in behind others or allow others to come in off your badge swipe.
  • Badge holders are not allowed to bring unauthorized guests into the building. Authorized and approved EMS meeting attendees are allowed.
  • The library and campus police reserve the ability to check badges throughout the building as deemed appropriate. Those in the building without proper badge or prior approval can be directed to leave the library and must abide with that directive.
  • The facility is intended for quiet study and research. Access may be revoked for violating the conduct policy.
  • Study rooms are preserved for CU and affiliated users only. Guest computers are available, and the service desk provides a temporary guest login. Guests are encouraged to bring their own devices and use the onsite Wi-Fi to connect to online library collections.
  • Notify campus police of suspicious activity at 303-724-4444.
  • Red emergency phones are located outside each restroom. In case of emergency, call 9-1-1.

Questions about this policy can also be sent to AskUs.

Library Affiliate Visitor Badge (library access from 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.):

Strauss Library Affiliate Visitor Badge ID

CU Anschutz 24/7 Badges:

CU Anschutz Student id badge
CU Anschutz faculty id badge
CU Anschutz Post Doctoral fellow badge
CU Anschutz executive badge
CU Anschutz Staff badge
CU Anschutz Affiliate Badge
CU Anschutz Graduate Medical Education badge
CU Anschutz visitor badge