In June 2005, the Trustees of Indiana University honored the late Herman B Wells by naming the university's main library in his memory.
The Herman B Wells Library is more than a Bloomington landmark. It is the intellectual center of campus. Every day students gather there to work and study. IU faculty members also rely on the world-class collections to generate new knowledge.
Naming the building in honor of Dr. Wells was a fitting tribute. Collections at the Bloomington libraries grew sixfold during his tenure as president. And yet, when asked what he might have done differently, Dr. Wells replied: "Well, I suppose if I were to do it over again, I would put more money in the library collection."
By contributing $250 or more to the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries annual fund, you become a member of the Herman B Wells Library Guild. You join others who recognize, as Dr. Wells did, that the strength of a university lies in the strength of its libraries. This annual fund provides essential flexibility, allowing the dean of the IUB Libraries to take advantage of unexpected opportunities as they arise.
For additional information, please contact the IU Libraries Office of Development at (812) 855-1628.