Library Account Application

Test your access first! 

Before filling out our library account application, please try to access a library database from home using your University Credentials or the credentials provided to you by the Strauss Health Sciences Library. If you are allowed into the system, then there is no need to apply. Click here for more information on University Credentials.

** UCHealth Staff - Note that remote access (off site of a UCHealth location) is not provided through this website. Access library resources via the UCHealth Intranet, The Source at If you have any questions, contact your UCHealth Regional Librarian Jerry Carlson. His contact information is:

Jerry Carlson
Phone: 970-495-7770
* Bypass: 192-57770


Please fill out the account application only if you are one of the following:

  • CU Anschutz Medical Campus student, staff, or faculty (you tested access above, but it didn't work).
  • UCHealth staff wishing to acquire a borrowing card to check out library materials.
  • Regular health sciences faculty member in the School of Medicine but paid by an Affiliate such as Denver Health, VA, National Jewish, etc.
  • CU Denver or UCHealth volunteer staff.
  • Unpaid Clinical, Preceptor, Adjoint/Adjunct, Volunteer CU Anschutz Faculty.
  • All others - Contact the Strauss Health Sciences Library through AskUs.

Verification of status is required

Your account application will not be complete until the library staff has been able to verify your affiliation.

Applying in person

Library cards can also be obtained by applying in person at the Service Desk of the Strauss Health Sciences Library.

What happens next

Once your library account application has been processed, you can use your library registration to access the library's online resources, if you are eligible. If you are accessing electronic resources from off campus, you will be prompted for your USERNAME and PASSWORD. Use the credentials that the library emails to you in response to your library account application.

To check your eligibility to access online resources and licensed content remotely vs. accessing resources on-site only, click here for our Services & Fees page.

Please view the guidelines on the Responsible Use of Online Resources here.

If you have questions about the application form or the process, contact Tina Moser by phone at 303-724-2145 or by email at

Access and Checking Out Materials

If you are a primary patron, in addition to checking out books and other materials you also have access to online licensed resources (e-journals, full text databases, etc.) remotely from off campus. Find more information about primary users here. 

Secondary patrons and the public receive a borrowing card but do not receive off campus access to online licensed resources. See the Services & Fees page for more information.

For information about checking out materials, loan periods, renewals, fines, etc., see the Borrow, Return, Renew page.