Library Facilities & Technology

Library Access

The Library is reserved for patients and their families, employees and affiliates.  Employees have 24/7 access to the library with an ID badge. To check out materials and use resources at UC-HSL, please complete a Patron Data Sheet, located at the library front desk.

Conference Room

There is a small conference room (K104d) available to faculty and staff.  It seats up to 7 people and is equipped with a whiteboard and a flat-panel monitor that can plug into your laptop.  Please schedule this space online  (available only on the National Jewish Health Spyderweb).

Computer & Printer Access

The library maintains five 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, families and visitors for email and medical research. Printers are available for printing health-related information. Recreational use of the library's computers and printers is not allowed.


The library has a Sharp Digital copy machine and scanner. Make copies or scan print materials to PDF and TIFF for OCR conversion. Users must have a cost center number.

Remote Access

To access library databases or online journals and books when you are off-campus, you must use VPN or request an Ovid log-in.

Request VPN access or dial in to the National Jewish Health Network

  • Have a National Jewish Health email Address.
  • Use the IS work form and submit a request for VPN access.
  • Note: Best if you have a DSL or Cable Modem high-speed access.

To get a password to access Journals@Ovid remotely, email us.

Access to University of Colorado Health Sciences Library

  • If you have a joint faculty, research or student appointment with the University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Campus and National Jewish Health, you may have access to the University's Health Sciences Library resources.
  • You must be a primary user at the Health Sciences Library.  To check your status, refer to HSL's Patron Categories page.
  • Many National Jewish Health Faculty fall into the category of "Regular UCD AMC Faculty Paid by Affiliate (National Jewish Health, VAMC, Denver Health, etc.)."
  • After being authorized, you can access the database and journal resources of the Health Sciences Library from the National Jewish Health campus or from home using your name and appointed User ID.

Technical support

  • Contact the library for questions about our computers, printers, space or on-site access. x1482 or
  • Contact Information Services for help setting up VPN Access IS Help Form (available only on the National Jewish Health Spyderweb).

Faculty Publications

Motivational enhancement to improve adherence to positive airway pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a randomized controlled trial. PubMed

γδ T cells recognize the insulin B:9-23 peptide antigen when it is dimerized through thiol oxidation. PubMed

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Library News Blog

Read the latest news from Library and Knowledge Services on the news blog and set your RSS Reader to receive the latest bulletins.

New Title: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

The Lancet Respiratory Medicine launched in March 2013 and is the fourth Lancet specialty journal following in the footsteps of The Lancet Oncology, The Lancet Neurology, and The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Topics include but are not limited to asthma, COPD, tobacco control, critical care, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, sarcoidosis, mesothelioma, palliative medicine, and respiratory infections. Read more.

Colorado Healthcare Exchange

Starting Oct. 1st, Coloradans will be able to shop, compare, pick and purchase health plans at one site: Connect for Health Colorado! Wondering what individual insurance rates will look like? Looking for educational materials for your community members? Want to know who in your community is in the designated Health Assistance Network? Find out at the Connect for Health Colorado website. Read more.

Expert EndNote Tip

How to find and replace fields so that you can view metadata most efficiently… Recently, I was working on a project where I needed to sort EndNote records by publication type (the EN field, Type of Work). It’s simple enough to click on the the column header “Type of Work” and get it to sort alphabetically. BUT only one type of work displays in the library window, even when a record is indexed with multiple publication types! Read more.