Monday8:00am - 10:00pm
Tuesday8:00am - 10:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 10:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 10:00pm
Friday8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday1:00pm - 10:00pm
May 28MondayCLOSEDMemorial Day Holiday
July 4WednesdayCLOSEDIndependence Day Holiday
Bloomington is in the Eastern Time Zone and observes Daylight Saving Time.


Monday8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday1:00pm - 5:00pm
Bloomington is in the Eastern Time Zone and observes Daylight Saving Time.


Monday8:00am - 12:00am
Tuesday8:00am - 12:00am
Wednesday8:00am - 12:00am
Thursday8:00am - 12:00am
Friday8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday11:00am - 12:00am

The Learning Commons (first floor of the West Tower) is open 24/7 during the academic year, except as noted in "Exceptions" below.

Access to the West Tower between midnight-8am requires a valid current Crimson Card.

November 17Saturday1:00pm - 5:00pmThanksgiving Break
November 18Sunday1:00pm - 5:00pmThanksgiving Break
November 19Monday8:00am - 5:00pmThanksgiving Break
November 20Tuesday8:00am - 5:00pmThanksgiving Break
November 21Wednesday8:00am - 5:00pmThanksgiving Break
November 22ThursdayCLOSEDThanksgiving Holiday
November 23Friday8:00am - 5:00pmThanksgiving Break
November 24Saturday1:00pm - 5:00pmThanksgiving Break
December 7Friday8:00am - 2:00amFinals Week
December 8Saturday10:00am - 2:00amFinals Week
December 9Sunday11:00am - 2:00amFinals Week
December 10Monday8:00am - 2:00amFinals Week
December 11Tuesday8:00am - 2:00amFinals Week
December 12Wednesday8:00am - 2:00amFinals Week
December 13Thursday8:00am - 2:00amFinals Week
Bloomington is in the Eastern Time Zone and observes Daylight Saving Time.
A view of Herman B Wells Library from the IU Arboretum

Contact Info

1320 E 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
812-855-2576 (Fax)
 Indiana University logo
Elinor Okada - Operations Manager
(812) 855-7711


  • Building Access Access to building from north (10th st) and south (Jordan Ave parking). Parking available in Wells Library lot with IU Disabled Permit. Building Access
  • Cafe / Coffee ShopCampus Cafe at Wells Library, located in main lobby. Regular hours for today (may differ during summer and breaks): 11:00am - 1:00amCafe / Coffee Shop
  • Food ServiceBookmark[et] Eatery on the ground floor offers international and local dining options. For hours see "Useful Links" on the Wells Library main page. Food Service
  • Computer WorkstationsComputer Workstations
  • PrintingBlack/white, color and plotter printing available. 3-D printing lab on the 4th floor, West Tower. Printing
  • ScanningScanning
  • Copy Machine(s)Copiers are located on the 1st and 8th floors of the East Tower. Copy Machine(s)
  • Reserve ServicesClass reserves are available from the Library Services Desk in the Learning Commons (West Tower). Loan lengths vary; most reserve items can be checked out for two or four hours. Reserve Services
  • CarrelsGraduate and honors undergraduate students may request carrels. Contact Access Services for more info, 812-855-4673. Carrels
  • Media Showing RoomReservable by instructors to screen library materials for classes. Please contact Media Services, 812-855-1650. Media Showing Room
  • Group Study SpaceWest Tower floors 1, 4, and 5. Group Study Space
  • Quiet Study SpaceEast tower floors 4-10, West tower floors 2-3. Quiet Study Space
  • Group Collaboration RoomsCollaboration Rooms are available in Learning Commons and Consultation Rooms are available in Scholars' Commons. For more information see the "Services" menu above. Group Collaboration Rooms
  • Nursing Mothers/Lactation RoomEast Tower, 2nd floor, room 258. Ask at Government Documents dept desk (2nd floor, east tower) for key. Nursing Mothers/Lactation Room
  • ATMIU Credit Union ATM is located in the vending area on the ground floor, just outside the Bookmark[et] Eatery. ATM