Services

Borrowing and Circulation

Students, faculty and staff of Indiana University, persons affiliated with Indiana University, residents of the State of Indiana, CIC Scholars, and OCLC Scholars may borrow or check out library materials. (More information about library cards) Most libraries in the IU Bloomington Library system have the same basic policies for book checkout and renewal.  Individual libraries maintain some special collections. 

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

The IUB Libraries will try to get materials from other libraries for you if we do not own what you are looking for.  Any current faculty, staff, or student may use our free ILL service.

Use the ILL service for articles not owned on the Bloomington campus and for books not owned by any IU library.

To use this service, submit a request giving us as much information as you can.  First time users will be asked for some registration information.

To have books owned by an IU library delivered to a campus library near you, use Request Delivery.  To have articles owned only in print on the Bloomington campus delivered to you, use Request Article Delivery

See Document Delivery Services for more information.

Lending to Other Libraries - Information for other libraries and unaffiliated users who want to borrow something from IUB.

Research Assistance

The Indiana University Libraries provide a wide range of services in support of the research interests of students, faculty and staff. Within the Wells Library, the brand-new Scholars' Commons and Learning Commons provide specialized services in spaces designed to support scholarship and learning. In addition to the Wells Library there are also branch libraries across campus that support specific academic interests.

Swain Hall Library

Today's Hours

8:00am - 10:00pm See all

Amenities

  • Building Access East entrance to Swain Hall West is wheelchair accessible. You may also use west side service drive to freight elevators via the basement entrance. Building Access
  • CarrelsIndividual study areas are available on a first come, first served basis. Carrels
  • ScanningWe have two scanners for public use. Scanning
  • Copy Machine(s)Two copy machines available. Copy Machine(s)
  • Reserve ServicesOver 500 items available in class reserves. Reserve Services
  • Quiet Study SpaceHalf of the library is quiet study space. Quiet Study Space
  • PrintingPrinters are available. Printing
  • Computer WorkstationsWe have 10 public workstations in the Swain Hall Library. Computer Workstations

Contact Info

Swain Hall West 208
727 West Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
812-855-2758
812-855-5533 (Fax)
Robert Noel
Bob Noel - Head, Swain Hall Library
(812) 855-3437