All CU Anschutz Medical Campus buildings, including the Strauss Library, are currently CLOSED to the public due to Covid-19. Online services from the library remain  available. See building access and mask requirements for CU Anschutz ID badge holders.

Directions to the Health Sciences Library

The Strauss Health Sciences Library is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus of the University of Colorado. The campus is in Aurora, Colorado, on the north side of Colfax Avenue, between Peoria Street and Fitzsimons Parkway. 

Physical location (Immediately north of historic Fitzsimons Bldg)

Strauss Health Sciences Library 
12950 East Montview Boulevard 
Aurora, CO 80045
(303) 724-2152

Library Floor Plan | Visitor Parking

Mailing address:

Strauss Health Sciences Library
Mail Stop A003
12950 East Montview Boulevard
Aurora, CO 80045


Library Parking Online Map

Ignacio Lot

Visitors can park in the Ignacio Lot located just south of the library off 19th Avenue. This lot is closest to the library and features ample handicapped parking. From Montview Boulevard:

  • Turn south on Uvalda Court
  • Head west on 19th Avenue until you reach the Ignacio Lot, which lies just north of Fitzsimons Building and south of the library.

Georgetown Lot

Visitors can also park in the Georgetown Lot located just one block east of the library. From Montview Boulevard:

  • Turn south on Uvalda Court
  • Go two blocks to the Georgetown Lot

Henderson Parking Structure

Lastly, visitors can also park in the Henderson Parking Garage located just west of the library on Montview Boulevard.

  • Enter the parking garage via the Montview Boulevard entrance

Parking Fees:

  • Days: $1.00 up to 8 hours;  $8.00 maximum rate all day (expires at midnight)
  • Evenings: $1.00 flat rate from 4:00pm to 7:00am (must park after 4:00)
  • Weekends: $1.00 flat rate (Saturday or Sunday)

Parking fees, maps and information are available from University Parking and Transportation. University employees and students must have a permit and use one of the permit lots or the parking garage.

Public Transportation:

A number of Regional Transportation District (RTD, 303-299-6000) buses serve the Anschutz Medical Campus from approximately 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Schedules are available at the hospital information desk and at the Parking and Transportation office.

R Line

Light rail is on campus at last, with access to the airport, downtown and all around the metro area. The R Line has 8 stops. It will connect Nine Mile Station in southeast Aurora with the University of Colorado A Line, which runs from Union Station to DIA.

The Light rail is not free, but has various payment options:



A free campus circulator shuttle, is available for employees, students, patients, and visitors to the campus. The shuttle runs every 10-15 minutes during most daylight hours including weekends, going from the RTD R-Line Fitzsimons rail stop to multiple points on campus.

Bicycle Access and Parking

There are bicycle racks at the south side of the library building. If these are full, there are other bicycle parking racks scattered around the Anschutz Medical Campus.

While the directions above are designed for automobiles, cyclists on the library staff  recommend several general routes to approach the campus without riding on busy streets like Colfax or Peoria.

  • Sand Creek Greenway connects to Fitszimons Parkway via the Toll Gate Creek trail.
  • Montview Boulevard has wide shoulders and bike lanes from Denver's City Park to campus.
  • 17th Avenue is an alternative to Montview Boulevard, though its shoulders are often narrow and it has no bike lanes.
  • North Potomac Street in Aurora leads straight into Fitzsimons Parkway and provides good access from the south side of campus. It also connects to the D-10/DIA Denver area bike route.

The Denver Bike Map from the Denver city government's Bicycle Program is very useful for planning your route. Google Bike Maps may also be of use.