Located on the first floor of the Research Collections of the Wells Library, the Reference 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-9:00pm                                   Sunday 1:00pm-10:00pm
Mon-Thurs 8:00am-10:00pm                            Mon-Thurs 9:00am-10:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm                                     Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm                              Saturday 1:00pm-5:00pm

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

Wells Reference Blog

October 20th 2016 @ 1:00pm On Exploring Possibilities
Wells Reference Blog

When I came to Indiana University for library school, I thought I knew exactly what sort of career in librarianship I

October 18th 2016 @ 1:00pm Learning to Teach Yourself
Wells Reference Blog

One reason I was drawn to librarianship is the profession’s potential for being  pedagogical in an empowering way: co

October 13th 2016 @ 1:00pm The Other Librarian
Wells Reference Blog

I have had multiple professors discuss the evils of the “other” or “miscellaneous” category.

October 11th 2016 @ 1:00pm School & Work
Wells Reference Blog

I had no prior experience working in a library when I came to Indiana University.

October 6th 2016 @ 1:00pm On alienation
Wells Reference Blog

Honestly, I came to library school as a professional development decision, not out of any real passion to fondle deca

Contact Info

Wells Library W121
1320 E 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 855-8028
Angela Courtney
Angela Courtney - Head
(812) 855-1891

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