Pop-Up Library: World Book and Copyright Day 2017

April 24th 2017 @ 11:00am to @ 1:00pm
Courtyard area
Global and International Studies Building
355 North Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
World Book and Copyright Day

World Book and Copyright Day, celebrated annually on April 23rd, marks the day when three of the world’s most celebrated literary figures—Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (Spain), William Shakespeare (England), and Garcilaso de la Vega (Peru)—all died.  Established by UNESCO in 1995, World Book and Copyright Day is an international commemoration that honors the literary and cultural heritage of these three influential writers.  This celebration traces its origins to Catalonia (Spain), where it has become a tradition to give a rose and a book to a loved one on St. George’s Day (April 23).

The Libraries are hosting a 'pop-up' library in the courtyard of the School of Global and International Studies (GIS) building for the observance of World Book and Copyright Day on Monday, April 24th.  Students, faculty, and any other library users will have the opportunity to check out books from a broad selection of national and international authors at this mobile library stand. 

Also on display in celebration of World Book and Copyright Day is an exhibition in lobby of the Herman B Wells Library (adjacent to the GIS building). 

The exhibition also features a stand-alone slide presentation with information about this international celebration and about Abril de Cervantes, a month-long cultural festival dedicated to Miguel de Cervantes in his hometown, Alcalá de Henares.  The festival highlight is the presentation of the Cervantes Prize for Literature, considered the top honor for Spanish-language writers.  Spanish novelist, essayist, and playwright, Eduardo Mendoza (1943—) is the most recent recipient of the Cervantes Prize.

We look forward to seeing you at the pop-up library, and don't forget to stop by the exhibition in Wells Library. 




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A view of Herman B Wells Library from the IU Arboretum

Today's Hours

8:00am - 10:00pm All hours


  • Building Access Access to building from north (10th st) and south (Jordan Ave parking). Parking available in Wells Library lot with IU Disabled Permit. Building Access
  • Cafe / Coffee ShopCampus Cafe at Wells Library, located in main lobby. Regular hours for today (may differ during summer and breaks): 7:00am - 1:00amCafe / Coffee Shop
  • Food ServiceBookmark[et] Eatery on the ground floor offers international and local dining options. For hours see "Useful Links" on the Wells Library main page. Food Service
  • Computer WorkstationsComputer Workstations
  • PrintingBlack/white, color and plotter printing available. 3-D printing lab on the 4th floor, West Tower. Printing
  • ScanningScanning
  • Copy Machine(s)Copiers are located on the 1st and 8th floors of the East Tower. Copy Machine(s)
  • Reserve ServicesClass reserves are available from the Library Services Desk in the Learning Commons (West Tower). Loan lengths vary; most reserve items can be checked out for two or four hours. Reserve Services
  • CarrelsGraduate and honors undergraduate students may request carrels. Contact Access Services for more info, 812-855-4673. Carrels
  • Media Showing RoomReservable by instructors to screen library materials for classes. Please contact Media Services, 812-855-1650. Media Showing Room
  • Group Study SpaceWest Tower floors 1, 4, and 5. Group Study Space
  • Quiet Study SpaceEast tower floors 4-10, West tower floors 2-3. Quiet Study Space
  • Group Collaboration RoomsCollaboration Rooms are available in Learning Commons and Consultation Rooms are available in Scholars' Commons. For more information see the "Services" menu above. Group Collaboration Rooms
  • Nursing Mothers/Lactation RoomEast Tower, 2nd floor, room 258. Ask at Government Documents dept desk (2nd floor, east tower) for key. Nursing Mothers/Lactation Room
  • ATMIU Credit Union ATM is located in the vending area on the ground floor, just outside the Bookmark[et] Eatery. ATM

Contact Info

1320 E 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
812-855-2576 (Fax)
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Elinor Okada - Operations Manager
(812) 855-7711

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