The Swain Hall Library is a tranquil place for students and faculty from many disciplines to think and make connections.  Come learn what is known in the physical sciences and mathematics, and join others in pursuing what is unknown. 

The Mission of the Swain Hall Library is to serve the research, teaching, and learning needs of Indiana University faculty and students primarily in physics, astronomy, mathematics, statistics, computer science, and the School of Informatics and Computing, but service is not limited to these departments or these majors.  This is carried out by collecting and presenting primary resources (print and electronic) in these physical sciences and mathematics, and in new fields stemming from these foundations.  In addition, the mission of the Swain Hall Library is to offer an environment conducive to research and independent study, and to maintain a current, wide assortment of resources in statistical sciences, computer programming, quantitative analysis, and documentation supporting the current public workstation build offered on the Indiana University campus.

Swain Hall Library

Today's Hours

8:00am - 7:00pm See all


  • 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
Robert Noel
Bob Noel - Head, Swain Hall Library
(812) 855-3437