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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 Membership

Library Membership is for those not affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine but who wish to have access to our services such as interlibrary loan and extended reference. Membership does not include remote access to the online journal collection. The annual fee is $275.00.

Membership Services

  • Borrowing Privileges Available*
  • Document delivery and interlibrary loan
  • Photocopy services by Library staff at reduced rates
  • Subject searches by Library staff at reduced rates
  • Research services
  • Citation verification service
  • After-hours access (Controlled Access hours)

* Limitations apply. See Library circulation policies – Who May Use the Library.

Membership Availability

Memberships are available to qualified individuals from the following groups:

  • Private physicians or health care professionals not affiliated with Washington University Medical Center
  • Individuals acting as agents on behalf of a private company, educational institution, corporation or law firm.

Automatic Privileges

Membership is not required for the following groups, which automatically receive Library privileges:

  • Members of Washington University’s Century Club, Eliot Society and Dean’s Committee
  • Alumni of the following Washington University programs:
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Dental Medicine
    • Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences
    • Health Administration Program
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Audiology and Communication Sciences
  • Members of St. Louis Medical Society
  • Members of St. Louis Dental Society
  • Former WU Medical Center house staff

Library Membership Fees

Membership Fee: $275 (annual)

Service Members Non-Members
Borrowing Privileges Available Not Available
Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan $13 per item $20 per item
Photocopy Service by Library Staff $13 per article $20 per article
Research Service (special projects) $75 per hour Not Available
Citation Verification Service $1.25 per citation Not Available
After-hour Access (Controlled Access hours) Available Not Available

A Library membership card will be sent upon receipt of membership application and payment.


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