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About Access Restrictions to Electronic Resources

Access and use of electronic resources made available by the Becker Medical Library are governed by license agreements between the School of Medicine and publishers or third parties. Several of the electronic resources carry some restriction on their use. Access may be restricted by user location, number of concurrent users, and/or password.

In short, most people experience access limitations based on the network to which their computer is connected. Below is a quick breakdown of what can be accessed from various networks.

BJH (Limited to) SLCH (Limited to) Proxy (Remote Access) WUSM Off Campus
UpToDate Online
American Academy of Pediatrics Journals
Applied Clinical Informatics
Harriet Lane Handbook
Red Book Online
UpToDate Online
Unrestricted Access to All Becker Resources Unrestricted Access to All Becker Resources No Access without Proxy

Finance Office

The Finance Office at Becker Medical Library:

  • Processes purchase requests for the Library
  • Manages the collection budget
  • Ensures compliance with publisher licensing policies
  • Processes payroll
  • Manages the operations budget.

We support Bernard Becker Medical Library managers by providing billing and collection services and helping find ways to finance new initiatives.

Helpful Information for Staff


To request a purchase, please use the Purchase Order database available through Lotus Notes. Input your purchase request and route it to your supervisor for approval. Once approved, the request will automatically be routed to the Business Office for processing. Once you receive the items requested, go back into the Purchase Order database and edit your request to note that the item has been received. Once this has been done, the Business Office will process payment to the vendor.

Wonder which vendors to use? Visit the Purchasing Office homepage.

Question about your purchase? Please e-mail or call 314-747-0020.


Full time and part time employees with regular hours are paid on a monthly basis. Paychecks are distributed on the last day of the month for the month just completed. Part time employees with non-regular hours who are paid on an hourly basis are paid bi-weekly. Time sheets reporting your hours are due every other Friday. Paychecks are distributed on the following Friday.

For more information about payroll, visit the Medical School Payroll Office homepage.

Question about your check? Please e-mail or call 314-747-4347.


Full-time employees and part-time employees working 50 percent or more are eligible for Washington University benefits. Information about benefits is available at

Finance Office Staff

Name Phone E-mail Title
Swearingen, Joelene 314-362-2785 Finance Director
Hennessey, Sue 314-747-0020 Senior Dept. Accounting Asst.
Martin, Zoe 314-362-2781 Accounting Assistant II
Swofford, Laura 314-362-2790 Marketing Manager