On the last day of August in 2023 the busy Education Library paused daily operations to host an open house celebrating its completed renovations. The refreshed library is a visible signal of Indiana University's commitment to continued leadership in inspiring talented primary and secondary educators, and supporting advanced teacher-education programs for those already in the field.
A fresh library for Indiana's educators
A joyful celebration for those who love to teach
Working together, the IU School of Education and IU Libraries renovated the Education Library in 2022 and spring of 2023. New spaces in the library allow for expanded access and engagement with Children's Literature print collections. At the same time, access to scholarly journals and monographs relevant to education continues to increase. An additional librarian position has been added to support students and faculty in the School of Education.
Space inside the library has been dedicated to new reservable, enclosed study rooms. There is a book discussion area faculty can reserve, as well as a bright and well-stocked simulated classroom for pre-service teachers, known as the WORKshop. New furniture makes the most of the large windows looking out on campus, providing dozens of comfortable study spaces and a few quiet discussion areas.
The collections of the Education Library, like all IU Libraries, are open to all residents of Indiana.
This includes educators from every school system in the state. For non-IU affiliates, physical materials may be borrowed for a 30-day loan period, while electronic subscriptions must be viewed on-site due to licensing agreements. In most cases, a valid Indiana Driver's license or Indiana State Identification card are required when requesting a borrower's card. There is no charge for this service. Borrower's cards may be obtained at the Wells Library East Tower Circulation Desk during regular operating hours.