Located on the first floor of the Research Collections of the Wells Library, the Reference & Scholars' Commons Department houses the main reference collection of the library, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, indexes, and bibliographies. The Reference Desk is staffed by librarians, professional and support staff who provide assistance with the Libraries' catalog, with hundreds of licensed networked resources and with any research or informational query or problem.

Wells Library Scholars’ Commons Reference Services Hours

In-person, or text, call or email

Fall and Spring Semesters                               Summer Session     
Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm                                   Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm
Mon-Thurs 8:00am-10:00pm                            Mon-Thurs 9:00am-10:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm                                     Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday 1:00pm-5:00pm                              Saturday 1:00pm-5:00pm

Campus holidays and break hours will differ. Consult the Wells Library Hours.

Wells Reference Blog

March 2nd 2017 @ 1:00pm The Limits of Neutrality
Wells Reference Blog

Donald Trump’s executive order banning the entry of immigrants and refugees from seven majority Muslim nations came a

February 17th 2017 @ 11:00am On Sustainable Libraries
Wells Reference Blog

Environmental sustainability has always been a topic that’s very close to my heart.

February 10th 2017 @ 2:03pm On Resistance and Support
Wells Reference Blog

Last semester, I wrote a blog post about the uncertainty of the prospect of life under a Trump administration and how

December 8th 2016 @ 1:13pm On Changes and Looking Forward
Wells Reference Blog

Over the course of the semester, as we’ve explored and reflected on Information and Library Science education, we’ve

December 1st 2016 @ 1:00pm A nice technique to implement in reference services
Wells Reference Blog

It is quite interesting for me to read these posts about librarian careers and reflections on ILS experience written

Contact Info

East Tower, first floor
Herman B Wells Library
1320 E. 10th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 855-8028
Courtney McDonald
Courtney McDonald - Interim Head
(812) 855-4217

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