Plan a Visit

The Ruth Lilly Medical Library is located on the IU School of Medicine—Indianapolis campus and serves school faculty, students and staff throughout Indiana.
The medical library offers research guides, document delivery and other services at all campuses for anywhere, anytime access. All School of Medicine faculty, staff and students have access to the Library’s e-journal, print and electronic book collections, and database subscriptions. The Document Delivery team has the expertise to locate, secure and electronically deliver articles and books chapters. Print books may be requested and delivered to each IU School of Medicine campus

After-Hours Access

To get answers to questions about visiting the library or after-hours access, library users can inquire at the Circulation Desk in person or by email—or call 317-274-7182.

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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 library is closed University Holidays and may have special, limited hours during holiday periods. Online resources and virtual library services continue as usual.

Librarians are available by email. This account is monitored Monday–Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, and responses are generally sent within two 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 and


Hours of Operation 

7 am–12 am


7 am–6 pm


am–5 pm


12 pm–12 am

 24 hour study space Open


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 MedNet.
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

After Hours Access

The 24 hour study space is open. To get answers to questions about after-hour access, library users can inquire at the Circulation Desk, in person, by email, and or call 317-274-7182. 


The nearest visitor parking to the library is the University Hospital Outpatient Garage (600 University Blvd) or the Lockefield Parking Garage (1050 Wishard Blvd). For additional information about parking on the IU School of Medicine—Indianapolis campus, please visit IUPUI Parking Services.

Reserve Rooms

Faculty, staff and students at IU and IU School of Medicine can reserve Room 303 and small group study rooms by contacting Sandy Nogle at 317-274-1605. Classrooms and Team-Based Learning rooms are scheduled at
Reserve a Room

Library Maps

Maps of the Ruth Lilly Medical Library’s Indianapolis facility are available.
Library Maps