All scholars and researchers are welcome to use the resources of the IUB Libraries.
Students, faculty and staff of Indiana University, persons affiliated with Indiana University, residents of the State of Indiana, Big Ten Academic Alliance (formerly CIC) Scholars, and OCLC Scholars may borrow or check out library materials. Most library material may be checked out; notable exceptions include reference materials and periodicals. Either an IU identification card or a Library Borrowers Card must be presented at the circulation desk to check out material. (More information about library cards)
Most libraries in the IU Bloomington Library system have the same basic policies for book checkout and renewal. Individual libraries maintain some special collections.