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.

Perks & Amenities

The Strauss Health Sciences Library strives to provide our patronage with perks and amenities in the library to make your time here as comfortable as possible. Below you will find a list of perks and amenities available along with a map of the library to help you find the perk you might be looking for!

Study Zone (SZ) - The Study Zone is located on the second floor quiet area of the library and whisper quiet is the expectation in this area of the library. Users must have an Anschutz campus ID badge to enter and use the Study Zone.

Nap Pods (NP) - Nap Pods are available in the nap pod room in The Study Zone located on the second floor of the library. They are on a first come, first served basis. The nap pod room is a silent space for napping.

The Lounge (SL) - The Lounge at the Strauss Library is located just outside the front entrance of the library. There are two badge controlled entrances, users must have an Anschutz campus ID badge to enter and use the space. The Lounge is accessible 24/7 and provides a space for students, faculty, and staff to study, lounge, or grab a coffee and snack. A large fridge, along with two microwaves, a Keurig coffee machine, and a variety of vending machines with coffee and snacks are available.

Kitchens (K) - There are 3 kitchens located throughout the library. Kitchens are located on the first floor in the Lounge, on the second floor in the Study Zone, and on the north end of the third floor. They provide students, staff, and faculty with fridges, Keurig coffee machines, microwaves, and sinks. 

Lactation Space (LS) - Strauss Library has a lactation space available for those who may need it. This space is located on the third floor in the Administration office.

Quiet Zones (QZ) - The library has three zones of differing levels of quiet available on the second floor. For more information about these quiet zones, please see the 2nd Floor Quiet Policy & Zones.

Record Now Studio (RN) - The Record Now: DIY Video Studio is a self-service one-button production studio that provides space for presentation recording. The studio has the capability for green or blue screen recording, touch screen display, PowerPoint presentations and more.

Wellness Workstations - The library has wellness workstations consisting of Bicycle Desks (BW), Treadmill Desks (TM), and Standing Desks. These workstations are located throughout the library on all three floors.

Charging Station (CS) - The library has a device charging station available in the South Commons on the first floor.