Skip to Main Content


Information about borrowing via Rush, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)

Borrowing materials from the library

Registering as a borrower

Registering with the Library entitles patrons to check out books and other materials from the Library. Registration can be done online, in person, or over the phone. Patrons must be registered before borrowing or requesting books from RUSH or another I-Share library or placing interlibrary loan requests.

Current students, faculty and house staff (residents and fellows) are automatically registered with the Library. RUMC staff and other affiliates should complete the borrower registration form, or call the Library Services Desk at (312) 942-5950.

Search the Catalog

Search for books, journals, and other materials available at the Library of RUSH University Medical Center and through I-Share, a consortium of 100+ libraries in the state of Illinois. You will be notified by email, usually within 5 business days, when your material is ready for pickup at the Library of RUSH University Medical Center's Services Desk (located in suite 571 in the Armour Academic Center). You may also borrow in person from any I-Share library with your RUSH employee or student ID.

Renew your Materials

Patrons wishing to renew RUSH University & I-Share materials can do so from the online catalog's My Library Card page. Library of RUSH University Medical Center books are loaned for an initial borrowing period of four weeks and can be renewed three times, for a total of sixteen weeks.

Lost Items

Both RUSH and I-Share borrowing privileges will be suspended until all lost items are replaced or lost item fees are paid to the lending library. I-Share Library contact information can be found on CARLI's website. For questions regarding lost items, please contact the Circulation Manager at (312) 942-5950 or

Print Book & Journal Borrowing Periods and Fines

Items Loan Periods Fines
Circulating Books 4 weeks, with the possibility of 3 renewals (up to 16 weeks) RUSH does not charge late fees for main collection books.
Course Reserve Books 1 week, no renewal $1.00 per day
Certification Manuals (BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, Heartsaver) 2 weeks, no renewal $1.00 per day
Reference & Reserve Materials 1 weeks, no renewal $1.00 per day
Carli eBooks 7 days N/A

Maps and Directions