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


(317) 274-7182


Monday-Thursday: 7am to 9pm
Friday: 7am to 6pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 12 to 6pm



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

  • First, establish a connection to eduroam Wireless Network
  • Next, download the IU Printer Finder
  • 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.
  • Once selected, you'll be able to release your job from any Print Station in the Library.
  • Need help? Contact UITS at 274-4357.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 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 DeviceNetor 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 Ruth Lilly Medical Library’s (RLML) computers, networks, and resources are expected to follow Indiana University policies. Non-IU health professionals may use RLML’s computers with a guest log-in account. Guest log-in accounts may be obtained at the circulation desk with a photo I.D. and are valid for 1 day. Due to the limited number of computers available at RLML, IU School of Medicine faculty, staff and students receive priority over guest users. 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

The Ruth Lilly Medical Library (RLML) provides lockers for IU School of Medicine students on the 2nd floor. The lockers are for temporary storage of personal items while students are studying in the library. RLML is not responsible for loss, theft or damage to items stored in the lockers.

Items left in lockers:

  • If a user is locked out of their locker, library staff can open the locker. The user will be required to produce a photo ID and fill out a form before the contents of the locker are released. Documentation of the incident will be kept for thirty (30) days..


  • If 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 not removed by the deadline, the contents of the locker will be removed by two (2) library staff and placed in RLML’s lost and found. Valuables, such as phones and credit cards, will be turned over to campus police.

Contact the circulation desk at or 317-274-7182 for questions.

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