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On the Bloomington campus, the Herman B Wells Library, with its double towers of Indiana limestone, is the visual center of the multi-library system and primarily supports the disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. More than 4.6 million volumes are contained in this building. Especially noteworthy are the collections that support IU’s international and area studies, including interdisciplinary research collections developed in the areas of African Studies, Russian and East European Studies, Uralic and Altaic Studies, East Asian Studies, and West European Studies. 

On April 1st, 2005, the IUB Main Library was renamed the Herman B Wells Library after the university's visionary chancellor (1962 to 2000).

In the Herman B Wells Library:

Collection Development 

Customer and Access Services


Discovery and Research Services

Government Information, Maps and Microform Services (East Tower 2)

Information Commons Undergraduate Library Services

Media and Reserve Services

Libraries Human Resources

Library Technologies Core Services

Office of University Archives and Records Management

Reference Services Department


Scholars' Commons (under construction)

Subject and Area Librarians Council (SALC)

Technical Services Department

last updated: 8/12/2013