Visitors to the Libraries may request a Library Guest Account to allow them full access from inside the IU Bloomington Libraries to online databases, electronic books, electronic journals and the resources of the Internet. These accounts are free and are valid for up to 20 days.
To obtain a Library Guest Account, stop at the circulation desk at the Wells Library East Tower or at any one of our branch libraries on campus. Present a picture ID and ask for a Library Guest Account.
The Library Guest Account will allow you to access general pages on the Internet, including email programs.
The Library Guest Account can be used on any library-owned computer in the Wells Library and in the branch libraries. In the Wells Library, during the renovation, library-owned workstations can be found in the Reference Reading Room, the Government Information, Maps, and Microform Services Department on the second floor, and on floors 4 through 10 of the Wells Library East Tower. Library Guest Accounts cannot be used in the Learning Commons (on the first floor of the West Tower of the Wells Library), or on computers that are part of the Student Technology Clusters, including those in branch libraries. Also, the Library Guest Account cannot be used to connect from computers off-campus.
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 Library Guest Accounts may be asked to relinquish the workstations to the priority users.
Please note our policy on Appropriate Use of Public Access Computers.
To print in the IU Bloomington Libraries, you must purchase black & white laser printing to attach to your Library Guest Account. This can be done in increments of 100 ($4.00) at the UITS Support Center Desk, located at the entrance to the Information Commons (West Tower) of the Herman B Wells Library. Visitors cannot purchase color laser printing or prints from the color plotter.