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Your Library Account

Are you new to the library?

Students are automatically registered with the library, so you do not need to register for a library account.

Has your contact information changed?

To update the contact information on your library account, please contact the Library Services Desk at (312)942-5950 or or complete the online library registration form below.

Access to Library Materials

Materials at Rush

All registered users of the Library can check out materials and use the Library’s online resources. To register, stop by the Library Services Desk or fill out the form above.

Off-Campus Access

Members of the Rush community may access Library resources from off campus via a proxy account. Rush faculty and employees may login with their Rush username and password. 

Materials at Other Libraries

Interlibrary Loan

You may request items not owned by the Library via an electronic system called ILLiad. Access this system along with instructions at

I-Share Borrowing Privileges

The Library of Rush University Medical Center is a member of a group of 86 Illinois academic libraries that allow reciprocal borrowing. This is a free service offered to Rush University Medical Center faculty through our online catalog system. Borrowing requests can be made online, via the online catalog, or in person at any I-Share library. Libraries that participate in this reciprocal agreement include UIC, UIUC, DePaul, and IIT.

Writing Your Dissertation or Thesis?


The Center for Academic Excellence can help students prepare, format and submit dissertations and theses.  For more information, contact:


Center for Academic Excellence

Armour Academic Center

Room 588, 5th floor, Rush Library

600 S. Paulina St.

Chicago, IL 60612

(312) 563-1800

Reference Services

Reference librarians are available to answer research questions. Librarians can be reached at (312) 942-5950 or

Individual and Group Instruction

Reference librarians can meet with you in individual, small group, and classroom settings to provide instruction on Library services, the research process, online searching, or any other topic you specify. To schedule a session, contact the reference staff by calling 312-942-5950 or emailing

Librarian Assisted Searches

Our librarians provide comprehensive literature searches. Prior to utilizing our Librarian Assisted Search service, we ask that students meet with a librarian to learn database searching strategies.

To request a literature search, please fill out our librarian assisted search form (accessible via the link below) or call (312) 942-5950.

Course Reserves

The Library places books and reprints (articles/book chapters) on physical or electronic reserve at the request of faculty members. In addition, the METC offers multimedia reserves. For more information about course reserves, follow the link below.

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