Reference Desk relocation during Thanksgiving Break

November 18th 2015
Scholars' Commons reference desk

During the Thanksgiving break, the reference desk in the Scholars' Commons (East Tower) will be temporarily relocated to room 157R. This is one of the glass-doored consultation rooms on the left side of the Scholars' Commons as you enter - just look for the "Need help?" sign on the door. During this time we will be undergoing some slight renovations in the Scholars' Commons in order to better serve you.   

Reference services will move to this temporary location beginning late Friday afternoon, November 20. We expect to be back in our usual location Monday, November 30 following the break.  

Reference hours during the Thanksgiving break will be:
Friday, Nov. 20 8am-5pm
Saturday, Nov. 21 - Sunday, Nov. 22 1pm-5pm
Monday, Nov. 23 - Wednesday, Nov. 25 10am-5pm
Thursday, Nov. 26 CLOSED
Friday, Nov. 27 10am-5pm
Saturday, Nov. 28 1pm-5pm
Sunday, Nov. 29 1pm-9pm

We will be providing our normal full reference service from our temporary location in 157R: assistance with the library catalog and our hundreds of online resources and databases, and help with any research questions you may have. As always, you can also contact us via chat, text, email, or phone. Ask us - we are happy to help!

A view of Herman B Wells Library from the IU Arboretum

Today's Hours

8:00am - 5:00pm 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 - 7:00pmCafe / 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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