The library is open to patients and their family members, faculty and staff, and affiliates of National Jewish Health. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. Employees can request after-hours access to the library through Facilities or at the library's service desk. Due to our limited staff and resources, we are unable to support daily computer, copier, phone or fax use by guests who are not otherwise visiting campus for their daily appointments.
The Libraries and its staff will provide:
Space for users that is effective for research and study
Tools for users to find information quickly and efficiently
Courteous and respectful service
New services and changes to existing services, as needed, to fill users’ informational needs
Access, within specific guidelines, to the library collections and collections owned by other institutions
Library users are expected to treat staff and other users with courtesy and respect. In order to ensure a welcoming environment for all users, the following rules apply:
Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Disruptive behavior includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Language or action that is intimidating or disrespectful to library staff or users
Refusing to leave a library unit at closing time.
Behavior that is unreasonably distracting or impedes staff or users’ ability to use the library for its intended purposes
Spaces are designated as collaborative or varying levels of quiet; users are expected to respect those designations.
Solicitation, the selling or promoting of goods or services, is not allowed.
Adults who bring minors into the library are responsible for monitoring their conduct at all times.
The destruction of library material and property will not be tolerated.
National Jewish Health faculty and staff may check out books and journals from the library. Patients and all employees may check out books from the Health Information Center in the patient library. Fill out a Patron Data Sheet, available at the library's front service desk.
Computer & Printer Use
The library maintains computers for faculty and staff to access work email and research medical and health topics. Two PCs are provided in the Health Information Center for patients and their families. Printers are available for printing health-related information. Recreational or non-health research related use of the library's computers and printers is prohibited.
All National Jewish Health employees may request books or articles we don't own through interlibrary loan. This is available at no cost. Learn more.
Remote access to subscription resources is available only to National Jewish Health employees and affiliates with an NJH email address and VPN access. To submit a request for VPN access, use the IST work form.
Access to University of Colorado Strauss Health Sciences Library
Library users wishing to use cell phones are asked to move into the hallway directly outside the front entrance.
Food and Drink
Due to masking regulations in place for all of NJH's patient-facing facilities, patrons are not currently allowed to eat or drink in the library. The cafeteria seating area next door is available to patients and their families wishing to eat or drink.
Collection and Donation policy