Computing and Printing


Many library resources are available only online.  All current IU students, faculty and staff may log on to computers in the libraries to use online books, articles and other information. Computers in the IU Bloomington Libraries are provided to support the academic and research work of students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the Libraries.

The IUB Libraries partner with UITS to provide locations for wireless access throughout the public areas in libraries around the IU Bloomington campus. IU students, faculty, staff and affiliates can find more information about connecting to IU Secure, the University wireless network, via the Knowledge Base article, About IU Secure wireless. Information about wireless access for visitors to campus is available at Wireless Access for Visitors.

Visitors may request a free Library Guest Account at the circulation desk in any IUB library.  Some libraries have Library Express workstations that provide access to the library catalog and selected information resources without a login.

Priority use of library workstations is for students, faculty and staff of Indiana University. Non-affiliated library users with Library Guest Accounts may be asked to relinquish the workstations to the priority users. All users are asked to please note our statement on Appropriate Use of Public Access Computers. To access U.S. Federal information, consult staff in Government Information, Maps, and Microforms, Wells Library, East Tower 2. 

Assistance with hardware, software, IU accounts, and more is available via the Service Hub in the Wells Learning Commons.


Printing is available for IU Bloomington students and faculty through their University accounts. More information, including information about printing allotments, is available via the Knowledge Base article, About Printing at IUB. IU students and faculty may print from the IU wireless network; instructions are available via the Knowledge Base article, How Do I Obtain and Use the IU Printer Finder Utility?

Help with printing in Student Technology Center labs (STC) is available via the Services Hub in the Wells Learning Commons.

Plotter printers are available in the Wells Library for printing larger items. For information, including sizing and current costs, see At IUB and IUPUI, where can I print oversized items?

A 3D printing studio located on the 4th floor of the West Tower of the Wells Library is open to all students, faculty and staff at IU. For information including equipment, pricing, policies, and the process for requesting models be printed, see the UITS 3D Printing Studio site.

Current IU staff and retired faculty members may purchase printing allocations in 100 black & white page increments for $4.00 from the Support Center at the Learning Commons in the Herman B Wells Library to attach to their network IDs.

Problems with your print out? About refunds for unacceptable printing output

For information about printing for non-affiliates, see Library Guest Account.