Available Services For Visitors

We are delighted to welcome visitors from all around the world to IU Libraries, and we are committed to providing support and services that allow all visitors to access our world-class collections. 

Planning Your Campus Visit

IU Bloomington Visitors Center

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Accessibility at Libraries Facilities 

Wi-Fi Access for Guests

IU provides free Wi-Fi access to the internet for visitors at select locations on campus, including Libraries facilities. Visitors may use the IU Guest wireless network for routine Wi-Fi access.  

This service does not allow access to library subscription databases, electronic books, or electronic journals. You may request a Temporary Computer Account (see below), which provides access to IU Libraries' subscription-based resources on library-owned workstations.

Visitors who are affiliated with a specific department may request that the department sponsor an Affiliate Account.  This account is intended for researchers, contractors, and others who are affiliated with IU Bloomington, but are not IU faculty and staff.

Visitors from other IU campuses may use the network just as IU Bloomington students, faculty, and staff. Visit the IU Knowledge Base for more information about connecting on campus. 

Visitors from other colleges and universities that are members of eduroam may log in to the eduroam network with their existing credentials. 

More About Visitor Wi-Fi Access

Temporary Computer Accounts

Visitors may request a Temporary Computer Account (guest account) to allow them full access from inside IU Libraries to online databases, electronic books, electronic journals, and the general resources of the Internet.  These accounts are free and are valid for up to 30 days. The Temporary Computer Account cannot be used to connect to these resources from computers off-campus.

To obtain a guest account, stop at Access Services at the circulation desk in the Wells Library Scholars Commons, first floor, East Tower. Unlike the Borrower's Card, the guest account can be procured by Indiana residents and anyone outside of the state. Simply present a current government-issued photo ID and ask for a guest account at the circulation desk.

The Temporary Computer Account can be used on any library-owned computer in Wells Library and in the branch libraries. 

Printing Cards are also available for guests with a Temporary Computer Account. For a small fee, you may obtain a print card at this time as well. The print card can be used for regular 8.5" x 11" printing within the IU Bloomington Libraries. Contact Access Services with any questions about obtaining a print card.

If you wish to visit another campus library to obtain a Temporary Computer Account, we advise you call ahead.

Offering this network access fulfills our commitment to the Federal Depository Library Program as it allows citizens to easily access electronic government information.

Priority use of library workstations is for students, faculty, and staff of Indiana University. Non-affiliated users with Temporary Computer Accounts may be asked to relinquish the workstations to the priority users.

Please note our policy on Appropriate Use of Public Access Computers.