Published: Aug. 16, 2023

Who doesn’t love a good deal? As a CU staff member, you are eligible for a number of discounts (and even free!) services that you may already be paying for. Staff Council would like to highlight just a few of those as we head into the fall semester.

Daily Camera, $12 annual unlimited digital access

Take advantage of this special academic rate (verification required). $12 for the first year, then $1 per month thereafter, gives you the following benefits:

  • Unlimited access to articles
  • Digital Replica Edition
  • Account sharing with family members

To get started, visit, create an account, and follow the instructions to verify your CU affiliation. 

Also, did you know that you can use your identikey to access to more than 50 publications, absolutely free? Visit University Libraries digital newspaper collection webpage to learn more. 

Free ‘Calm’ app membership to Kaiser Permanente health plan subscribers

CU Kaiser Permanente health plan members may be eligible for a free membership to the Calm app, as well as several other wellness apps. Explore apps that can benefit anyone — as self-guided self-care or complements to clinical support. They’re not intended to replace treatment or advice, but they can help you build resilience, set goals, and take meaningful steps toward becoming a healthier, happier you.

Kaiser Permanente health plan members can visit the Digital Self-Care page to learn more. Restrictions apply. 

Save money with CU Libraries services, including ‘Video Creation Station’, free writing consultants, and so much more

We all know CU libraries are a great study spot for students, and a resource for academic work on campus. But did you also know that they offer a wide variety of services outside of academic purposes. Just some of the resources include:

  • CU Writing Center - one-on-one writing feedback and advice, including resumes and cover letters
  • Video Creation Station - easy-to-use facility is equipped with video and audio recording technologies for CU faculty and staff to create instructional content like lectures for MOOOCs, podcasts, etc
  • Media Conversion - digitalize or reformat a variety of analog (pictures, slides, VHS’s) and digital media for academic, promotional or personal use. 

Visit the University Libraries Services page for a comprehensive list of what they can offer! 

Know of a little-known perk you want to share with your fellow staff members? Send us a message and your perk could be featured in our next newsletter. 

Please note that this article is meant for informational purposes only and restrictions may apply. While we are happy to share this information, we are at this time unable to provide guidance on how to claim these benefits.