Off Campus & Wireless Access


Accessing Library Resources Off Campus
Virtual Private Network (VPN) Off Campus
Do I have to use the VPN?
Wireless Access on Campus
Wireless Printing from your laptop computer
Troubleshooting & Frequently Asked Questions




Accessing Library Resources Off Campus

When off-campus (includes all hospitals) you can use two methods to access our resources:

  Access to Hospital Libraries

The IU Health Hospital Library and the Ruth Lilly Medical Library (RLML) - Indiana University School of Medicine, are separate libraries. We share some of the same resources but the RLML includes many more journals and databases than the hospital library and must be accessed separately.

IU Health Hospital Library

You can access IU Health online resources if you are working at one of their hospitals: Electronic hospital library resources are available at most locations, and physical libraries exist at:

Eskenazi Hospital  

Eskenazi Hospital does not have a library onsite and library services are provided to IUSM faculty, residents and students by the Ruth Lilly Medical Library. The Hospital has several wireless network. If you are using an Eskenazi network you are considered off-campus. If you are on an Indiana University network you can access the RLML directly without needing to log in.

VA Hospital Medical Library (Indianapolis)
Library Service 142D/2nd Floor
(765) 554-0000

If you have questions contact:




Virtual Private Network (VPN) Off Campus

Accessing Medical Library Databases & Journal Subscriptions from Off Campus

Many resources at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library require authentication using your IUPUI username and password. Use of the VPN will allow off campus computers to recognize your computer as part of the network and allow you to access library resources.

Why use the VPN (VPN Basics)? 
Instructions for connecting to the VPN using Pulse Secure for Windows or Mac
Instructions for connecting to the VPN using Pulse Secure for your Mobile Device (scroll past the basics and links based on device will be under "Connecting to the VPN")

If you have trouble accessing Medical Library resources, such as journal subscriptions and databases, please contact: or call 274-4876 M-F 8am-5pm. 


  Two-Step Login for SSL VPN

Using Two-Step Login with SSL VPN requires a few quick steps:

  1. Open the Pulse Secure client, then select Connect for the VPN you need to access.
  2. Select the realm that requires Duo.
  3. In the "User Name" and "Password" fields, enter your IU username and passphrase.
  4. In the "Connect to Duo" box, enter your preferred Two-Step Login method in the secondary password field (push, phone, sms). For more details, see:
  5. Click connect and finish your Two-Step Login.

An in-depth video tutorial is available here. If you run into issues, please contact your campus Support Center for help.



Do I have to use the VPN?

No.  However, when accessing Medical Library resources you may be asked to “authenticate” or log on to resources using your IUPUI username and password.  Use of the VPN will minimize the number of times you need to authenticate.



Wireless Access on Campus

Unsecured Wireless Access
ATT unsecured wireless access is freely available on the IUPUI Campus.  It is recommended that all IUSM users connect to the IU Secure Wireless network. 

Connecting to IU Secure
As of May 10, 2015 - you no longer need to register your device's MAC address in order to connect to IU Secure. 

Connect to IU Secure by going to UITS "About IU Secure Wireless" and selecting your OS/device.

Got Game?  You still need to register gaming devices through one of these methods:  using a wired connection, using IU DeviceNet, or by registering your gaming device. 

If you have questions or need help connecting to IU Secure, contact University Information Technology Services (UITS) at: 317-274-4357 or



Wireless Printing from your Laptop

  1. First, establish a connection to the IU Secure Wireless Network
  2. Next, download the IU Printer Finder
  3. Once the IU Printer Finder is downloaded, under Campus select Indianapolis and for Building choose IB - Ruth Lilly Medical Library.  If you are printing from a Windows based machine, select Library_Printers_BW under Available Printers (*some Adobe products may require you to print to Library_Printers_BW_PS).   If printing from a Mac, select Library_Printers_BW_PS.    
  4. Once selected, you'll be able to release your job from any Print Station in the Library.
  5. Need help?  Contact UITS at 274-4357.



Troubleshooting & Frequently Asked Questions


IUSM Students
University Information Technology Services (UITS) categorizes students as:

  • Applicant
  • Admitted
  • *Enrolled 

*Access to Medical Library resources is not granted until your status is “enrolled” which usually occurs the first day of class.   Contact UITS 317-274-4357 if you have questions about your status.  Contact the Medical Library if you have questions about Library resources.

Unsure if you have an IUPUI username and password?
Computing Accounts
People Finder

IU Health Library account or access questions?
Contact:  IU Health Library at Methodist Hospital
1801 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202


I’m having problems when I’m connected to IU Guest.
For the IUPUI campus, please use the free AT&T WIFI connection instead of IU Guest.  For instructions to connect to AT&T, please see


I am getting an error message that says port is not connected.
For help in this error message (also known as Error 619) see

Why can’t I connect to the VPN?
Make sure that your operating system and/or browser is compatible with IU’s VPN.  A list of compatible operating systems and browsers can be found at

Configure Your Web Browser to Accept Cookies from Ruth Lilly Medical Library Sites

Your Web browser needs to be configured to accept cookies from

For information on how to do this, contact 317-274-4357 OR

Problems Accessing Ruth Lilly Medical Library Journal Subscriptions or Databases? 
Contact or call 274-4876 M-F 8am-5pm.

975 W. Walnut Street, IB 100 | Indianapolis, IN 46202 | Ph: (317) 274-7182 | Fax: (317) 278-4506