Visiting the Library

The Ruth Lilly Medical Library is located on the IU School of Medicine–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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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.

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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. 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 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
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map of the library

Library Maps

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