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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

Library Borrower’s Account

To obtain a Borrower's Account for checking out materials, you must fill out a form at the Circulation Desk.

Who May Use the Library

Although anyone may use the Library’s print materials while in the Library, check-out privileges are limited to:

  • Faculty, staff, or students of Washington University, or alumni of the Medical School and Dental School.
  • Faculty, staff or students of Barnes-Jewish Hospital on the Kingshighway campus.
  • Faculty, staff, or students of Children’s Hospital, Central Institute for the Deaf, or the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
  • Members of the St. Louis Medical Society.
  • Members of the Library.

A valid Washington University, Barnes-Jewish, Children’s, or College of Pharmacy identification card is required to register for borrowing privileges.

Members of the St. Louis Medical Society must present a membership card prior to registering. Library members are automatically registered upon payment of annual membership fees.