Borrowing and Accounts

Borrowing and Renewing

Although anyone may use the library’s print materials while in the library, check-out privileges are limited to individuals with affiliations to the medical center. Review the sections below for details about the accounts available at Becker Library.


Various types of user accounts are available to suit the needs of the medical center community and beyond.

Borrower’s Account

Individuals with affiliations to the medical center must complete a borrower’s registration to gain check-out privileges.

Visit Borrowing and Renewing for more details

Becker Library Membership

Membership is for those not affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine but who wish to have access to services such as interlibrary loan and extended reference.

View the Becker Library membership policies

ILLiad Account

Users wishing to use interlibrary loan or the document delivery service must register for a free ILLiad account.

Read about or register for ILLiad