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Help: Off Campus Access

Off-Campus Access

Members of the Rush community may access most library resources (e.g., PubMed, CINAHL, eBooks, etc.) from off campus with their Rush username and password.

Using your Rush account to access the library's online resources

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.

Note that you will log in with your username (usually first initial and last name, possibly followed by a number), not your Rush email address.

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 are automatically granted access to the library's online resources and do not need to complete an application or request access. 

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 University Portal, My Apps, 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 Rush username or 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.

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

If you are a contractor, 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

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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