Welcome to the Library of Rush University Medical Center: Home
There will be no access to the fifth floor of the Library from Monday, Aug. 20, through Thursday, Aug. 23. The area will be closed while carpeting and furniture are replaced. In addition, entry to the seventh floor study area will be rerouted through the Library staff entrance on 7. To use the library, take the elevator to the seventh floor, where staff will assist you in reaching the study area and library resources.
The library's 5th floor computer lab will be closed until the project is complete. During construction, patrons can use the computers on the library's 7th floor and the METC labs on the 9th floor.
We are excited about this renovation project, as we are creating more modern, open, and accessible spaces for Rush Library users. Hours are subject to change during renovation. Please refer to the library and Center websites for the most current information regarding access and hours.
The database search allows you to locate relevant databases by title and keyword. To browse our databases by subject area, select the desired discipline from the “Browse Databases by Subject” drop-down menu.
Searching the catalog finds books and other materials held by Rush.
Borrowing books from other libraries
To search for resources at other I-Share libraries, select “All I-Share Libraries” from the drop-down menu. I-Share includes 80+ academic and institutional libraries in Illinois which lend books to the Library of Rush University Medical Center patrons.
What can I borrow from libraries in the I-Share Network?
Most books held by other libraries in the I-Share network can be borrowed by Rush patrons, but libraries may choose not to lend books in their Reserve and Reference collections.
Can I borrow e-Books and e-Journals through I-Share?
e-Books and e-Journals can't be borrowed through I-Share and are by default excluded from your results. Check "Show e-Resources to which I don't have access" to include electronic resources at other libraries in your search results. To request journal articles and book chapters which are held by other other libraries, make an Interlibrary Loan request.
Can't find it at Rush or in I-Share? Place an Interlibrary Loan request.