New Student Orientation at Wells Library limits some public use through July 20

June 10th 2016

New Student Orientation activities will be taking place in several locations within the Wells Library through July 20. Public use of some areas will be limited during this time.

  • The 2nd floor of the West Tower is open to the public for book retrieval only (no study space/computer use) from 8am-6pm Monday-Friday.
  • The 5th floor of the West Tower is closed to the public from 8am-6pm Monday-Friday.

If you are looking for group work space, we recommend the first or fourth floors of the West Tower. The Bookmark[et] Eatery on the ground floor also offers seating during its open hours.

Computer workstations are available on the first floor of both the West and East Towers as well as on the fourth floor of the West Tower.

You can find quiet study space in the Reference Reading Room (first floor of the East Tower), in the Research Collections Stacks (4th through 10th floors of the East Tower), on the third floor of the West Tower, or in the newly-remodeled Moving Image Collections and Archives space, on the ground floor near the Bookmark[et] Cafe. The Wells Library Building and Collections Directory may lead you to other available spaces.

If you have questions or need help finding an appropriate space, ask us!

A view of Herman B Wells Library from the IU Arboretum

Today's Hours

8:00am - 10:00pm All hours


  • 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): 7:00am - 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

Contact Info

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

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