Information for Grant Writers

Summary of the Strauss Health Sciences Library for Grants purposes 

The Strauss Health Sciences Library at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz), a major resource for Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region, is housed in a facility at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colorado.

Staff and computer resources 

The Strauss Health Sciences Library boasts a staff of thirty-five librarians and paraprofessionals, more than sixty collaborative meeting and study spaces, wireless "coffee house" style Internet access, and a computer commons with about forty computer workstations providing access to MS Office, SPSS, EndNote, and various instructional software, plus audio/visual resources in online streaming and more traditional formats.


In addition to an extensive print journal and book collection, affiliated students, faculty, and staff have on and off campus access to more than 100,000 online journals with over 18,000 focusing on the health sciences, hundreds of electronic books and databases, and resources such as MEDLINE, Web of Science, The Cochrane Library, and ClinicalKey.


A one-stop service desk provides assistance with questions about library services, research consultations, professional search services, book checkout and return, instructional software, computing, email, and technology troubleshooting. A chat and email service, AskUs, provides remote assistance. Resources can be used by the general public within the Library. More information is available at the Library's website,, or by calling 303-724-2152.

Mission and vision

We link people with health sciences resources to advance learning, care, research and community. We will be a trusted partner for excellence in health care education, science, and practice. Access the Strauss Library's missions and vision here.

Serving the CU Anschutz Medical Campus Community

The library serves the clinical, research, educational and community outreach missions of the CU Anschutz's Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine and Pharmacy, the College of Nursing, the Graduate School, and the Colorado School of Public Health, while working in partnership with University of Colorado Health and Children’s Hospital Colorado. Support for our constituencies includes the integration of library faculty into the overall governance of the institution with the Library Director reporting to the Provost, and with library faculty serving on the campus Faculty Assembly and other campus and University-wide committees.

Remote storage facility

The Strauss Health Sciences Library staff oversaw the construction of PASCAL, a shared, remote storage building at the CU Anschutz, and have managed its operation since the spring of 2001. Both the library and the storage facility were featured at “The Library as Place: Symposium on Building and Revitalizing Health Sciences Libraries in the Digital Age,” which was held in November 2003 at the National Library of Medicine.