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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

Access to Becker Library Changing

Beginning Saturday, November 1, 2008, the Becker Medical Library will implement the use of an ID card scanner for entrance to the Library after regular business hours. Patrons will need a valid ID badge for access after 6 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. ID badges from the Washington University School of Medicine, Washington University Danforth Campus, BJC (Barnes, Jewish, and Children's Hospital) and St. Louis College of Pharmacy will provide evening and weekend access.

The Becker Library is open to all users Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. Library members and unaffiliated patrons who wish to gain entry to the Library in the evenings and on the weekends will need to call 314-362-7085 to request entry.

Library hours remain:

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am to 12:00 am
Friday: 7:30 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm to 12:00 am

* Please note: Becker Briefs pages may contain links, email addresses or information about resources which are no longer current.