Visiting the Library

The Ruth Lilly Medical Library is located on the IU School of Medicine's Indianapolis campus and serves school faculty, students and staff throughout Indiana. Anyone with an IU School of Medicine ID can gain entry by scanning their Crimson Card in the entry way of the IB building. All others may use the call box during regular hours to gain entry. RLML is located at 975 W. Walnut Street and the closest garage is the Lockfield Garage at 957 Walnut St., Indianapolis, IN 46202.

The medical library offers research guides, document delivery and other services at all campuses for anywhere, anytime access in-person and virtually. All School of Medicine faculty, staff and students everywhere have access to the library’s e-journal, print and electronic book collections, and database subscriptions and our 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

For questions about visiting the library or after-hours access, please inquire at the Circulation Desk in person or by email—or call 317-274-7182.

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Hours and Access

The library is located n the IB building, at 975 W. Walnut Street on IU's Indianapolis campus. The IB building's outer doors are open to all visitors for study and research until 5 pm. Building access is restricted after 5 pm. An IU School of Medicine ID allows library visitors to gain entry into the building after hours and the library during library hours (see "After Hours" section for IUSM student access below). 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. Librarians are available by email at This email account is monitored Monday–Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, and responses are generally sent within two hours of receiving an email. 

For the most up-to-date hours, visit the Ruth Lilly Medical Library website.

Hours and Location

Observed Holidays/Closings

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. During closings, online resources and virtual library services continue as usual.

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Memorial Day


Independence Day

Labor Day

Day before Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving

Christmas Day

After Hours Access

The 24 hour study space is open. For questions about after-hour access, library users can inquire at the Circulation Desk, in person, by email, 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 may reserve library rooms according to room reservation policies.  More info on reserving library rooms can be found by following the link below.
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map of the library

Library Floor Plan Maps

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