These services are available to volunteers in the following categories:
Volunteers must be approved by a department head. To find out if you are eligible for library privileges, please visit the Library Services Desk or call (312) 942-5950.
Are you new to the library?
Only volunteers registered with the Volunteer Office and sponsored by a department at Rush can register to request articles, borrow books, and access library materials from off campus. In order to register, you must submit a completed library registration form, available via the link below or at the Library Services Desk in Suite 571 of the Armour Academic Center, and a letter from your sponsoring individual or department. This request must be on the sponsoring department’s letterhead, and should include:
The letter will be kept on file and the individual’s privileges will expire in one year (unless a shorter term is specified in the letter). If you or your department have any questions, please contact the Library Services Desk at (312) 942-5950 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Has your contact information changed?
To update the contact information on your library account, please contact the Library Services Desk at (312) 942-5950 or email@example.com or complete the online library registration form below.
Not sure if you have registered with the library?
Please contact the Library Services Desk at (312) 942-5950 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Materials at Rush
All registered users of the Library can check out materials and use the Library’s online resources. To register, stop by the Library Services Desk or fill out a form at http://rushu.libguides.com/survey.php?survey_id=4160.
Volunteers may be granted off-campus access to Library resources, via a proxy account, based upon the needs of the sponsoring department, clinician, or faculty. The library will provide eligible volunteers with a proxy account username and password.
Materials at Other Libraries
You may request items not owned by the Library via an electronic system called ILLiad. Access this system along with instructions at https://rush.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/logon.html.
I-Share Borrowing Privileges
The Library of Rush University Medical Center is a member of a group of 86 Illinois academic libraries that allow reciprocal borrowing. This is a free service offered to Rush University Medical Center faculty through our online catalog system. Borrowing requests can be made online, via the online catalog, or in person at any I-Share library. Libraries that participate in this reciprocal agreement include UIC, UIUC, DePaul, and IIT.
Reference librarians can meet with you in individual, small group, and classroom settings to provide instruction on Library services, the research process, online searching, or any other topic you specify. To schedule a session, contact the reference staff by calling 312-942-5950 or emailing Lib_Ref@rush.edu.
Our librarians provide comprehensive literature searches. Prior to utilizing our Librarian Assisted Search service, we ask that students meet with a librarian to learn database searching strategies.
To request a literature search, please fill out our librarian assisted search form (accessible via the link below) or call (312) 942-5950.