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Fall Semester Restart Timeline
Following campus guidelines and practices, the Libraries have developed procedures for access to increased services in time for Fall Semester 2020. Read the restart timeline for resuming library services.
Hours and Closures
All IU Libraries Bloomington library physical locations are currently closed. Despite closures, all of these locations have librarians and archivists who are available for inquiries and virtual consultations. View the restart timeline to see projected openings of Wells Library and other libraries on campus.
Borrowing, Renewing and Returning Materials
The no-contact Paged Pickup service for library materials from Wells Library, Business/SPEA Library, Education Library, Sciences Library and Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) with no-contact pickup at the Herman B Wells Library has ceased as of August 7. Beginning August 10, use Request Delivery to request materials from those libraries, with pickup available at the Wells Library Circulation Desk during library hours. The Cook Music Library's Paged Pickup service will be available through August 16.
Request Article Delivery
The Request Article Delivery service is currently available for print items housed in the Wells Library, Music Library, and Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) only.
All future fines are waived for IU Bloomington items that may become overdue for the foreseeable future. Please note that this only applies to Bloomington items: if you have materials from other campuses in the IU system the same may not apply. Consult those campuses' library websites for more information.
If you have IU Bloomington items you would like to return, all of our outdoor book drops are open: view where they are located. But we cancel any fines that accrue so you will not be penalized if you cannot return or renew IU Bloomington library materials during this time.
For questions about borrowing, renewing, returns, or course reserves, please email the Wells Library circulation desk or call at 812-855-4673.
Librarians are available for student and faculty research support. The Scholars' Commons reference desk is available through our Ask a Librarian chat and email (libref @ indiana . edu). You can also call the Scholars' Commons reference desk at 812-855-8028.
If you seek in-depth research help or teaching support in your discipline, subject specialists, and archivists at the University Archives, the Moving Image Archive, and the Wylie House Museum are available to correspond via email or conduct Zoom consultations. For help with citation management support, students and faculty can email libcite @ indiana . edu .
Access Online Resources Off Campus
Accessing online resources from off-campus? Ensure you have full-text access to all IU Libraries' ebooks, journals, databases, and more, especially when using a VPN. VPN configurations have recently changed at IUB and IUPUI that may impact off-campus access of library resources. It is very important to use the library website to get full text access to all IU libraries-purchased databases, journals, and more.
Teaching and Learning
We have a number of resources to assist with online teaching and learning:
- A summary of library resources for teaching
- YouTube channel of Teaching and Learning tutorials (for OneSearch, IUCAT, ILL, Google Scholar, and a virtual tour of IUB Libraries)
- Research guides
- Information Literacy Online Toolkit is a Canvas learning suite of modules instructors can use in their courses
- Instructors can also link to ebooks, articles, and other resources from within your Canvas course
IU resources include the Keep Teaching website and the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning's upcoming workshops for online teaching.
Open Scholarship Resources
Articles and books that are open access may be read for free and can often be shared in their entirety, without concern about copyright infringement. As long as students have an internet connection, students will be able to access all of this content. Dedicated research hubs with open access articles about COVID-19 are available on the Scholarly Communication guide.
Temporary Free Access
Many resources that are not normally open access have been made temporarily free to read by publishers, including some e-textbooks and videos for classroom use. Please note that these free-to-read items typically do not have a license that enables sharing. View the full temporary free access research guide: we are constantly monitoring vendor resources as more and more content is made freely available and updating this guide with that information. You can also try using Unpaywall; a browser extension analyzes information about articles that you visit online, identifies whether an open access version is available, and directs you to that version.If you need to find out about the access status of a particular resource, or are otherwise in doubt, contact iusw @ indiana . edu or your subject librarian.
Our institutional repository can help host and stream recorded video content for student viewing, as well as store course syllabi and assignments with permanent links. IUScholarWorks may prove to be a helpful resource if Canvas has any issues. Visit a sample collection for more information and fill out a New Collection Form to get started.
Scholarly Communication's research data management service continues to operate virtually on an appointment basis. If you need support remotely writing a data management plan, sharing data with telecommuting collaborators, or publishing research data, please contact Scholarly Communication to schedule a Zoom consultation.
On-site workshops and events have been canceled, postponed, or replaced by virtual events. Please see the IU Libraries Events Calendar for the most up-to-date information.