1. Preservation Lab

    The Preservation Lab supports the IU Libraries' mission to support and strengthen teaching, learning, and research, by preserving collections and the information they contain in usable and accessible formats.

    Type: Department
  2. Reference & Scholars' Commons

    Located on the first floor of the East Tower of the Wells Library, the Reference & Scholars' Commons Department houses the main reference collection of the library, including encyclopedias, dictionaries,...

    Type: Department
  3. Technical Services

    Guided by a passion for excellence and good stewardship, the Technical Services Department works in partnership with others to acquire and provide access to research collections in all formats for...

    Type: Department
  4. Cataloging

    Cataloging includes shelf preparation, database management, physical processing, West European cataloging, monographic copy cataloging, monographic original cataloging, serials cataloging, rush cataloging, and Area Studies. The cataloging department handles transfers, withdrawals,...

    Type: Department
  5. Acquisitions

    The Acquisitions Department is responsible for acquiring books, journals, electronic resources, including databases, digital collections, and other non-print materials for the Bloomington libraries. This is done through various vendors including...

    Type: Department
  6. American Studies

    The study of American cultures from an interdisciplinary perspective.
    Type: Research Guide
  7. Arts & Humanities

    Arts and Humanities Librarians select library materials, provide specialized reference services, offer both group and individualized instruction, and serve as liaisons to arts and humanities departments whose collections are housed...

    Type: Department
  8. Teaching & Learning

    The Department of Teaching & Learning fosters an integrated approach to information literacy education. Information literacy involves using information critically in various contexts and for specific purposes. It includes but...

    Type: Department