Doors are open to all visitors for study and research during library hours until 5 PM. After 5 PM, an IU School of Medicine ID allows library visitors to gain entry into the library. Building access is restricted after 5 PM. Non-IU School of Medicine researchers may use the call box by the library entrance or contact circulation desk personnel at 317-274-7182 to request entrance. The 24-hour study area is available by card access to IUSM medical students, residents, and fellows.  Email circulation at libmcirc@iu.edu to request card access.  The library is closed University Holidays and may have special, limited hours during holiday periods.

Online resources and virtual library services continue as usual. Chat hours will begin 30 minutes after opening and will end 30 minutes prior to closing each day.

You can reach our librarians by email at MEDLREF@IU.EDU. This account is monitored Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, and responses are generally received within 2 hours of receiving an email.

IU strongly encourages practicing social distancing and following CDC recommended hygiene practices to stay healthy. Find the latest update at coronavirus.iu.edu and medicine.iu.edu/coronavirus.

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday7AM - Midnight
Friday7AM - 6PM
Saturday8AM - 5PM
Sunday12PM - Midnight
24 hour study spaceThe 24 hour study space is available to medical students 24/7


Ruth Lilly Medical Library
975 West Walnut Street IB 100
Indianapolis Indiana 46202-5121


(317) 274-7182

The library is closed on the following University Holidays and may have special, limited hours during holiday periods. Holiday closings and special hours will be posted on signs in the library and on the RLML News Blog.

New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Day before Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Day
Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day


The nearest visitor parking is the University Hospital Parking Garage, 600 University Blvd. or the Lockfield Parking Garage,1050 Wishard Blvd. Please visit  the IUPUI Parking and Transportation Services for details.

Bicycle Rack

There is a bicycle rack located outside the Walnut Street Entrance to the Medical Research and Library Building.  Please visit Bike IUPUI for information and tips on parking your bike on campus.  As with any college campus, bicycle theft is a constant problem. There are ways to substantially reduce the chances of your bicycle being stolen, please visit Bike IUPUI or the IUPD IUPUI for theft prevention tips.

There is an indoor bike parking/storage facility located in Hine Hall, available if you register your bike with IUPUI Parking and Transportation Services, see Bike IUPUI for details.