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Your Library Account

Are you new to the library?

If you have not yet registered for a library account, you may do so in person at the Library Services Desk in Suite 571 of the Armour Academic Center or by filling out the online library registration form below.

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.

Not sure if you have registered with the library?

Please contact the Library Services Desk at (312) 942-5950 or

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.

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

Recommend an Item for Purchase

If you would like to recommend that the library or METC purchase an item for our collections, please fill out our purchase request form, accessible via the link below. The Library of the Rush University Medical Center purchases materials supporting patient care, research, and education. The METC supports the purchase of audiovisual and educational software for course instruction.

Computer Classrooms

The METC is home to three computer classrooms.  Room 902 (capacity: 10), Room 908 (capacity: 16) and Room 903 (capacity: 40) can be reserved by faculty via the Registrar's scheduling website.

METC Exam & Survey Scanning Services

The METC provides Scantron exam and survey scanning services to Rush faculty. For more information, follow the link below.

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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