Access Services is the Libraries' point of contact for issues relating to borrowing and use of materials. Our department handles issues such as bills and fines, interlibrary loan pickup, circulation, notification for overdues, recalls, and courtesy reminders of forthcoming overdues, request delivery, recalls, renewals, and course reserves.
The following services are available from the the Access Services department:
We provide a number of request and delivery services for IU Bloomington students, faculty and staff.
Information About Wells Library Lockers
The Wells Library offers lockers for short-term use on a first-come, first-served basis.
Wells Library Faculty Studies
The Herman B Wells Library has a limited number of faculty study rooms in the East Tower for full-time, appointed faculty of IU Bloomington.
All scholars and researchers are welcome to use the resources of the IUB Libraries. IUB faculty, staff, and students may check out materials using a current valid Crimson Card. Indiana residents may obtain a Library Borrowers Card.
Request Delivery & ALF Requests (offsite storage)
IU students, faculty, and staff may use IUCAT to request delivery of materials from one library to another within the IU system.
Borrow Materials Not Owned By IU
Use Interlibrary Loan to request articles not owned by the IU Bloomington Libraries and books not owned by any IU Library. IUB affiliates can obtain reciprocal borrowing privileges at some other libraries.
Rush Cataloging & Catalog Correction Requests
You may submit a rush request for any title marked in IUCAT as "on order," "in process," or "being cataloged." You may also submit a report of any error you find in IUCAT.
Most materials may be returned in person at any IU Library, in one of two drive-up book drops on campus, or by mail. Selected materials such as reserve materials and Interlibrary Loans may require that they be returned in person to the correct circulation desk.