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Book & Journal Borrowing Periods

Items Loan Periods Fines
Circulating Books 4 weeks, with 3 renewals $1.00 per day
Reserve Books 4 hours $5.00 per hour
Print Journals 3 days $1.00 per day
Reference Materials Faculty checkout only. Loan periods vary.     $1.00 per day
Carli eBooks 7 days N/A

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Search for books, journals, and multimedia materials available at the Library of Rush University Medical Center, McCormick Educational Technology Center (METC), and I-Share libraries. Through I-Share, a consortium of 80+ libraries in the state of Illinois, you may request books and other material via the "Request" button. You will be notified by email, usually within 5 business days, that your material is ready for pickup at the Library of Rush University Medical Center Services Desk. You may also borrow in person from any I-Share library with your Rush ID & Library barcode.

Renew your Materials

Patrons wishing to renew Rush University & I-Share materials can do so through the I-Share catalog. Create an I-Share account, or log in using an existing account, and select "Checked out materials" from the right-hand column. the Library of Rush University Medical Center books can be renewed three times. For questions about renewals of I-Share materials, please contact the lending Library. I-Share Library information can be found here.

Registering with the Library entitles patrons to check out books and other materials from the Library and METC. Registration can be done online, in person, or over the phone. Patrons must be registered with the Library before applying for I-Share, proxy, and ILLiad accounts.

Students are automatically registered with the Library. Faculty, staff, and other affiliates should complete the patron registration form, or call the Library Services Desk at (312) 942-5950.

Lost Items

Both Rush and I-Share borrowing privileges will be suspended until the item is replaced or lost item fees are paid to the lending library. For questions regarding lost items, please contact the Circulation Manager, Toby Gibson, at (312) 942-2279 or

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