Services

Borrowing, Circulation & Renewals

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. (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. 

Course materials & support for teaching

Course reserves (readings & media)

Faculty and instructors may request items be placed on reserve for a course via our online form, linked below; syllabi cannot be accepted in lieu of the form. 

Request a Print or Media Item Be Placed On Reserve

Also, faculty and instructors may request required films be made available via streaming media for their courses, and request library-owned media for screening in the classroom or in Wells Library screening rooms. 

Online Streaming Reserves Request Form (Faculty & Instructors Only)

Instructional materials

Class handouts and activities introduce concepts and processes central to scholarly research and information use. Instructional activities facilitate critical use of research tools and information. Also, Teaching & Learning librarians are available to consult with departments or individual faculty, instructors, and librarians to discuss the integration of research knowledge and informed literacy into courses and assignments. Request an Instructional Consultation

Course-specific research guides

Course Guides provide instructional materials about the research process and connect students with relevant library resources and services. A librarian will work with you to create a guide that corresponds to your class's learning objectives and assignments. Faculty and instructors may contact Teaching & Learning to request a course guide be created for their class.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

The IUB Libraries will try to get materials from other libraries for you if we do not own what you are looking for.  Any current faculty, staff, or student may use our free ILL service.

  • To request articles not owned on the Bloomington campus and for books not owned by any IU library, use the interlibrary loan (ILL) serviceFirst time users will be asked for some registration information.
  • To have articles owned only in print on the Bloomington campus delivered to you, use Request Article Delivery
  • To have books owned by an IU library delivered to a campus library near you, use Request Delivery

See Document Delivery Services for more information.

Lending to Other Libraries - Information for other libraries and unaffiliated users who want to borrow something from IUB.

Research Assistance

The Indiana University Libraries provide a wide range of services in support of the research interests of students, faculty and staff. Within the Wells Library, the Scholars' Commons and Learning Commons provide specialized services in spaces designed to support scholarship and learning. In addition to the Wells Library there are also branch libraries across campus that support specific academic interests.

Faculty & instructors may wish to read about the Libraries' Support for University Grand Challenges (PDF) in the areas of information and data management, education and knowledge dissemination, and outreach.

Today's Hours

8:00am - 7:00pm All hours

Amenities

  • Building Access There are 3 electronic door entrances: the Greenhouse entrance from the north; the north side entrance near the loading dock; and the atrium entrance. Take the elevator in the north/south hallway between the atrium and the front doors (Third Street Entrance) of Jordan Hall and go to 3F. Library entrance is to the right (east) as you exit the elevator. Once inside the library, you will be within the circulation, reference, and public computer area. The stacks and study areas are only accessible by a small set of stairs. Staff will retrieve materials from the stacks per your request. Building Access
  • ScanningThe library has 2 scanners: one equipped with a document feeder, and a standard scanner. Scanning
  • Reserve ServicesItems of any format may be placed on reserve. Reserve items may be checked out for 2-hour loan periods and renewed in person. Reserve Services
  • Printing2 public laser printers for black & white printing only. Both printers are equipped with a duplexer. Printing
  • Computer Workstations14 STC workstations; CAS login required. Computer Workstations

Contact Info

Jordan Hall A304
1001 East Third Street
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
812-855-8947
Jennifer Laherty
Jennifer Laherty - Head
(812) 855-5609

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