Scheduled Outage: Ebook Central will be down Sat August 18, 12pm - 5pm and
ProQuest databases will be down Sat August 18, 10pm - 6am for planned maintenance.
The Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries directs the IUB Libraries. The Dean, together with administrative staff, manage the operations, finances, and employees for 18 campus libraries.
With annual operating expenditures in excess of $41 million and collections of more than 7.6 million volumes, the IUB Libraries are ranked 21st among members of the Association of Research Libraries.
Administrative offices are located in the Herman B Wells Library. Visitors should take the escalator from the lobby to the second floor.
Collaboration a theme for newest library leaders.
A grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services will extend HathiTrust Digital Library Data Capsule service to research library collections.
The AAU/ARL/AAUP Open Access Monograph Publishing Initiative, expected to launch this spring, will benefit scholars, the public, universities, libraries, and presses. This new initiative will advance the wide dissemination of scholarship by humanities and humanistic social sciences faculty members by publishing free, open access, digital editions of peer-reviewed and professionally edited monographs
The Society of American Archivists blog features a post on digital preservation by Mary Mellon (Assistant Archivist) and Heidi Kelly (Digital Preservation Librarian).
Unconventional documentary kicks off IU Libraries’ Moving Image Archive Film Preservation Series at IU Cinema. Follow up lecture offered at The Media School on Friday, September 2 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The Indiana University Libraries comprise one of the leading academic research library systems in North America, providing strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. Our mission is to support and strengthen teaching, learning, and research by providing the collections, services, and environments that lead to intellectual discovery.
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On the Bloomington campus, the Herman B Wells Library, with its double towers of Indiana limestone, is the visual center of the multi-library system and primarily supports the disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Especially noteworthy are the collections that support IU’s international and area studies, including interdisciplinary research collections developed in the areas of African Studies, Russian and East European Studies, Uralic and Altaic Studies, East Asian Studies, and West European Studies.
The Wells Library, however, is only one entry point to an entire system. You'll also find branch libraries across campus that support specific academic interests. The William and Gayle Cook Music Library, for example, provides resources and services to support the internationally renowned Jacobs School of Music. The Education Library and the Sciences Library (to name only a few) offer on-site spaces for students and faculty of those schools to study, interact, research, and learn.
The IU Bloomington Libraries rank 14th among member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries.
A team of specialists select, manage, and build our research collections, which include more than 9.9 million books in over 450 languages. The materials support every academic discipline on campus, with an emphasis in the humanities and social sciences. Collections also include journals, maps, films, and sound recordings. Users can access more than 1,871 databases, 60,000 electronic journal titles, and 1.9 million electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content.
All IU libraries are open to residents of the state as well as to IU faculty and students.