Regular Hours

Monday – Thursday 7:00am to 12 Midnight
Friday 7:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday 8:30am to 9:00pm
Sunday 12 Noon to 12 Midnight


Doors are open to all visitors for study and research during library hours until 5pm. From 5pm until the library closes, any IUPUI or IU card will allow for access (swipe in at the post near the entrance to the Library). Non-IU researchers need to use the call box by the library entrance to request entry.

Reference Chat is available from the library’s home page from one hour after opening to one hour before closing.

From the time the library closes to the morning opening time, part of the library is open to IU School of Medicine students for quiet study. After hours access to the library is via the 2nd floor entrance using your IU School of Medicine Crimson Card. IU School of Medicine residents should inquire at the circulation desk if access is desired. Access issues? Please ask at the Circulation Desk, 317-274-7182.

Exceptions to the Schedule – 2020

Friday, January 31, 2020 Close at 9:00 PM
Saturday, February 1, 2020 Closed for Maintenance
Sunday, February 2, 2020 Open at 2:00 PM


Holiday and special hours will be posted in the library and on the RLML News blog. All University Holidays observed.


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.


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.

Street Address

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