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All members of the Rush community, including patients and visitors, are welcome in the library. Access to library computers, lounge facilities, and silent study areas is unrestricted during library business hours.


Library News and Announcements

October Events!

Tour the Rush Archives

Archivist Nathalie Wheaton invites you to a tour of the Rush University Medical Center Archives, Wednesday, October 28, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., in celebration of American Archives Month.

This is your chance to visit behind-the-scenes in our closed stacks. Get a good look at priceless, historic documents, photographs, and artifacts related to the history of Rush. Maybe you’ll see a ghost or two in time for Halloween! The Rush Archives Tour is also a great opportunity for you to learn how you can use and add to our collections.

Wednesday, October 28
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Rush University Medical Center Archives
Basement of the TOB, Suite 086

Registration required. Please RSVP to by Wednesday, October 21.
Maximum number of registrants, 10.


Play "Name that Bone" to Win a Kindle Fire 6!

In honor of National Medical Librarians Month, we invite you to play “Name that Bone.” Starting on October 5th, we will tag a different bone each week on a model skeleton. Guess the bone correctly to be entered to win a Kindle Fire 6 HD. Additional sweet prizes will be provided by Matthews Rush Bookstore! Winners will be selected by drawing on October 30th.

Visit the Library Services Desk on the 5th floor of the Armour Academic Center to play!

Library of Rush University Medical Center FY2015 Annual Report

This library is so much more than meets the eye. Take a peek at what we do to foster learning and research at Rush and beyond!

Spring Library Bytes

Three bytes of library news you can use!

734 new journal titles are now available via our library online, all at no additional cost to the Rush University Library!

What does this mean?
The full text of 734 more journals is immediately downloadable.

How is this possible?
Grant money from CARLI and the state of Illinois-

The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) serves 96% of Illinois higher education students, faculty, and staff at 140 member institutions through the sharing of collections, expertise, and programs. CARLI libraries work together to maximize access to materials as subscription prices continue to rise while most library budgets do otherwise.

The expanding number of current electronic journal titles Rush University Library provides access to has grown to a total of 8285.

Two EBSCOhost databases bring the new content to the library website:
        Academic Search Complete delivers 411 of the new titles. View the list here.
        CINAHL Complete provides 323 of the new titles. View the list here.

UpToDate Where?
UpToDate Anywhere!

Create an account and gain the added convenience of using UpToDate Anywhere with a mobile device no matter where you are. Click here for more details or use the following URL:

Mobile resources page revised!

Explore the new mobile resources page featuring clinical applications and more we thought might be appealing to our RUMC community. If you’ve discovered an App that eclipses the capabilities of something we have listed and it’s free or nearly free- tell us about it!

Contact Us

Library Services Desk
(312) 942-5950
METC Service Point
(312) 942-6799

Employee Recognition Program

Did someone at the library or METC save your dissertation, go the extra mile for you, or find you the perfect article? Recognize them with a CLASS ACT Award submission. Visit the Class Act Award page for more information.

Rush is a not-for-profit health care, education and research enterprise comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health.