Welcome to the Fine Arts Library

The Fine Arts Library houses IUB's books and journals in the fields of the visual arts, art history, architecture, fashion, design and related disciplines. Our collection is comprised of over 130,000 volumes, over 3,000 periodicals, a Reference Collection comprising dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes, bibliographies and other research-rich materials, MFA thesis files from the School of Fine Arts, and a non-circulating collection of rare arts-related books, including over 2000 artists' books.

 Fine Arts Library entrance

Today's Hours

10:00am - 5:00pm All hours


  • Building Access Enter through Art Museum (if open); take elevator to second floor. If Art Museum is closed, enter through Fine Arts Building and use hydraulic lift to access library entrance. To access stacks, go to circulation desk and request use of elevator. Building Access
  • CarrelsCarrels upstairs in the stacks area are assigned to graduate students in the School of Fine Arts. Additional carrels available for study in the reading room. Carrels
  • ScanningScanners are located in the reading room, circulation area, and stacks area. Transparency scanning also available; ask at the circulation desk. Scanning
  • Copy Machine(s)One black and white copier is located near the circulation desk. Copy Machine(s)
  • Reserve ServicesReserve items may be requested at the circulation desk. Circulation is normally for two hours, though some items must remain inside the library. Reserve Services
  • Group Study SpaceThe seminar room seats about 25 people and may be reserved for up to 4 hours. Ask at the circulation desk. Group Study Space
  • Quiet Study SpaceThe reading room is reserved for quiet study. Quiet Study Space
  • PrintingA black & white print release station is located near the circulation desk. Printing
  • Computer Workstations10 workstations located in the reading room, circulation area, and stacks area are connected to the print release station. Computer Workstations
  • Presentation RoomsThe seminar room has a Mac and projector which may be used by School of Fine Arts faculty and graduate students. Presentation Rooms

Contact Info

Fine Arts Museum 251
1133 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone 812-855-3314
Fax 812-855-3443 (Fax)