IU Libraries' collections feature materials in a range of media and archival formats. Some materials and special collections can be accessed only in designated Libraries facilities, and some require special appointments to view.
Moving Image ArchiveLocated on the Wells Library ground floor, IU Libraries Moving Image Archive is one of the world’s largest educational film and video collections with materials in formats such as 8mm, 16mm, VHS, DVD, and more.
Wells Library Reference Reading RoomLocated in the Scholars Commons on the first floor of Wells Library East Tower, the Reference Reading Room is where patrons can access periodicals, atlases, and other materials.
Lilly Library Reading RoomPatrons can schedule appointments to view materials from IU's prestigious rare books and manuscripts library in the Lilly Library Reading Room.
University ArchivesPatrons can explore the history and culture of Indiana University through digital collections and rare archival materials.
Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF)The Ruth Lilly ALF is a modern and secure climate-controlled book and object repository that houses many materials in the IU Libraries Collection.
Government Information, Maps and Microform Services (GIMMS)Located on the second floor of Wells Library East Tower, GIMMS houses official Federal and State government information and the largest collections of maps and microforms on campus.