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Help: Off Campus Access

Off-Campus Access

Members of the Rush community may access library resources (e.g., PubMed, CINAHL, eBooks, etc) from off campus by using a proxy account.

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Using your proxy account

To access materials, start at the Library of Rush University Medical Center's home page. Click the link to the resource you need, and you will be prompted for your username and password. Once you have entered your information, you will be taken to the resource.

A proxy account will not allow access to certain databases, EPIC, & other clinical information.

Obtaining a proxy account

Students and employees at Rush University Medical Center, Rush-Copley Family Medicine residents and residents and fellows at Rush University Medical Center or John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County do not need to apply for a proxy account. 

If you are a Rush-Copley Family Medicine resident or a Rush student, resident or employee, the proxy server will accept the same credentials as your PC or MyRushPC, or your RUConnected, Rush Outlook webmail, or Epic account. If you have a working login for one of these services but aren’t able to access library resources, please contact the Library Services Desk at (312) 942-5950 for assistance using it. If you cannot remember your login and password, please contact the Rush Help Desk by phone at (312) 942-4357. Library staff cannot reset your Rush password.

If you are a resident or fellow at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, your credentials were delivered to your Cook County Health and Hospitals System email account when you began your program.

Generally, only contractors, non-remunerated faculty members and non-employee research assistants or volunteers working directly within a Rush department need to apply for a proxy account.

If you are a non-remunerated faculty member, volunteer or research assistant, please complete the proxy application form linked below. To apply for a proxy account, you must first be registered as a library patron. A proxy account will not grant access to Krames, Inside Rush, Epic, or other clinical information.

Please note that requests may take 2-4 weeks to process. For this reason, we cannot accept requests for short-term access (60 days or less), even when the user is otherwise entitled.

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