The Ruth Lilly Medical Library is located at 975 West Walnut Street in the Research and Medical Library (IB) building in Indianapolis.

For directions and hours, see the Library hours and location page.

The Ruth Lilly Medical Library serves the IU School of Medicine faculty, staff, and students. Non-IU School of Medicine and non-University scholars and visitors are served as time permits. Walk-ins are welcome, but to assure the best service, appointments may be made by contacting a Liaison Librarian or emailing

Questions? Please call the Circulation Desk staff at 317-274-7182 or email

Wireless Printing from your Laptop

  1. First, establish a connection to the IU Secure Wireless Network
  2. Next, download the IU Printer Finder
  3. Once the IU Printer Finder is downloaded, under Campus select Indianapolis and for Building choose IB – Ruth Lilly Medical Library. If you are printing from a Windows based machine, select Library_Printers_BW under Available Printers (*some Adobe products may require you to print to Library_Printers_BW_PS). If printing from a Mac, select Library_Printers_BW_PS.
  4. Once selected, you'll be able to release your job from any Print Station in the Library.
  5. Need help? Contact UITS at 274-4357.
Wireless access at the library/IUPUI campus

Unsecured Wireless Access

The IU Guest wireless service is freely available on the IUPUI Campus. It is recommended that all IUSM users connect to eduroam or IU Secure for on campus wireless Internet connections.

Connecting to IU Secure
As of May 10, 2015 – you no longer need to register your device's MAC address in order to connect to IU Secure.

Connect to IU Secure by going to UITS "About IU Secure Wireless" and selecting your OS/device.

Got Game? You still need to register gaming devices through one of these methods: using a wired connection, using IU DeviceNet, or by registering your gaming device.

If you have questions or need help connecting to IU Secure, contact University Information Technology Services (UITS) at: 317-274-4357 or

Am I eligible to borrow materials from the Medical Library?
All Indiana University faculty, staff and students are eligible to check out materials at the Medical Library using their IU identification. Guest cards issued by IUPUI University Library and other Indiana University Libraries to Indiana citizens are not valid at the Medical Library. For more information, see Borrowing Privileges.

Computer Use Policy
Users of the Library's in-house computers and networks are expected to follow University policies. Non-IU affiliated professionals, who wish to use the library computers for medical research, will need a guest log-in account. Guest log-ins are available at the circulation desk with a photo I.D. Guest passes are valid for one day. Given the limited number of computers, IU School of Medicine researchers receive priority over guest users. The Medical Library’s online resources are also available from computers at other IUPUI campus libraries offering public computer access. Information on printing, copying, and scanning.

Sign Policy

Library Bulletin Board & Sign Policy

Ruth Lilly Medical Library staff welcomes IUSM students, staff and faculty to post announcements and advertisements that promote collaboration and community and assists individuals by offering space to post classified ads.

The medical library has a digital sign and five bulletin board posting sites: on the first, second and third floors outside of the restrooms in the southeast corner of the library; on the first floor by the stairs; and on the second floor near the elevators.

General Guidelines:

  • Every sign should have a date, either within the text or a “posted date” written somewhere.
  • Signs may remain for 30 days after posted date or one day after event ends.
  • Library staff will add a posted date if none exists and the sign will be removed 30 days after that date.
  • Library staff may remove postings at its discretion.

Interested in posting on the digital sign?

Please inquire by emailing

  • Digital signs shall be posted for no longer than 1 week.
  • Digital signs that promote events held at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library shall have first priority; all other signs shall be at the discretion of library staff.
  • Accuracy of information on the digital sign is the responsibility of the person, group or office submitting the sign.
  • Please allow 7 days for digital signs to be posted.

Updated 27 JULY 2015 by Sign Committee

Locker Policy


Lockers in the Ruth Lilly Medical Library are provided for the use of School of Medicine students. Lockers are intended for temporary storage of personal items for students who do not have access to a permanent storage area on campus.

The School is not responsible for loss, theft or damage to personal property stored in lockers.

Lockers are not intended for long-term storage. Personal items must be cleared from lockers each day.


Lockers will be randomly monitored each morning for exceptions. Items left in a locker for more than 24 hours may be removed by library staff. The purpose of this policy is to provide for the safe and efficient management of student lockers for the benefit of all students

Items left in lockers:

If library staff observes that a locker has been in continuous use for more than 24 hours, a warning sticker will be placed on the locker indicating a deadline for removal of items. If items are not removed by the deadline, the contents of the locker will be removed by two library staff and placed in the library lost and found. Items not claimed after thirty (30) days will be discarded. Valuables removed from lockers such as phones and credit cards will immediately be turned over to campus police.


  • If a locker user is locked out of his or her locker, library staff can open the locker to retrieve the items. Anyone requesting the opening of a locker will be required to produce a photo ID and fill out a form before the contents of the locker can be released. Documentation of the incident will be kept for thirty (30) days.

Locked out or missing items? Contact the information desk at or by phone at 317-274-7182

Reserving Rooms

Relaxation/Lactation Room

Ruth Lilly Medical Library, IB Room 205
Contact: Angi Hill
Business Manager
IB 310G
(317) 274-6468

List of Lactation Rooms on the IUPUI Campus