Fine Arts Library to close permanently on May 12, 2017

May 3rd 2017
 Fine Arts Library entrance

The Fine Arts Library is permanently closed. Faculty and students have access to library services and resources through the Herman B Wells Library, both now and in the fall when completion is expected of a newly renovated space on the ninth floor of the East Tower.

 Items on hold at the Fine Arts Library have been transferred to Wells Library following the closure date. If you have items currently checked out from the Fine Arts Library, you may return them to any IU Library or book drop. Contact Access Services in the Wells Library with questions.

The Libraries are committed to continuing to provide a high level of support and service for students, faculty, and researchers in all subject areas; below find more details on continued library support for the Fine Arts collection, faculty and students following the closure. 

Books and bound journals

During the interim moving period, please consider using the Libraries’ Request Delivery service. The closure and move, which will begin on Monday May 15th, and which is projected to take approximately three weeks, understandably causes some confusion and this service may help mitigate any inconvenience. (Information about Request Delivery)

All new books and journals acquired for the Fine Arts Collection will be housed in the Wells Library. To accommodate the Fine Arts Collection in the Wells Library, some materials such as lesser-used books and bound journals, and fragile or older material, will be transferred to the Libraries' Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF). While the majority of the collection will be available in the open stacks in Wells, researchers can request items for delivery from ALF or Wells (see Services below) using the Library catalog interface, IUCAT.

E-journals and Fine Arts related search tools
Tools such as ARTstor ImagesARTbibliographies ModernArt & Architecture Source and Arts and Humanities Citation Index will continue to be available using desktops, laptops, and other mobile devices. For a complete listing of art-related search tools and databases visit the Art & Art History Research Guide.

Print reserves, delivery, reference services, etc. will continue until the end of the spring semester in the Fine Arts Library. Beginning summer session 2017, print reserves will be available in Wells Library.

The Fine Arts Library will be removed as a delivery location in IUCAT, following the end of the spring semester on May 7. Items on hold at the Fine Arts Library will be transferred to Wells Library following the closure date. If you have items currently checked out from the Fine Arts Library, you may return them to any IU Library or book drop. Contact Access Services in the Wells Library with questions.

Faculty and graduate students with secure mailboxes are encouraged to sign up for office delivery service.

Graduate students who have carrels in the Fine Arts Library will have the opportunity to have a new carrel on the ninth floor of Wells Library, where the art and art history collection will be located.  The new carrels are lockable; however, there will not be a single dedicated table to accompany each carrel.  The majority of the new tables on the ninth floor are five-foot wide tables with power. There are lockable carrels that are separate from the tables. Those with graduate carrels at Fine Arts Library who would like their materials transferred to the Wells Library ninth floor are requested to complete our online form (please note that you are currently a graduate student with a carrel at Fine Arts). Questions regarding graduate carrels can be referred to Randy Lent, Head of Access Services. 

For additional services such as Reference and Instructional support, contact Angela Courtney, Head of Arts and Humanities or Catherine Minter, Librarian for Germanic Studies, French & Italian, Philosophy, History & Philosophy of Science, Classical Studies, and Linguistics, Associate Librarian.


Contact Info

Wells Library E960
Angela Courtney
Angela Courtney - Head
(812) 855-1891