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.

In addition to departments responsible for public service points, listed in the 'Departments' menu item to the left, Wells Library also houses Library Administration, Business Affairs & Facilities, Collection Development, Library Academic Services, Library Human Resources, Library Technologies, and Technical Services.

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Today's Hours

8:00am - 9:00pm See all

Amenities

  • Building Access Access to building from north (10th st) and south (Jordan Ave parking). Limited permit parking available. Area under construction; please call 812-855-0100 for latest information. Building Access
  • Food ServiceCyber Cafe: Ground Floor. Regular hours (may differ in campus breaks): 7:00am - 4:00pmFood Service
  • CafeCampus Cafe at Wells Library, located in main lobby. Regular hours (may differ in campus breaks): 7:00am - 7:00pmCafe
  • Computer WorkstationsComputer Workstations
  • PrintingBlack/white, color and plotter printing available. Printing
  • ScanningScanning
  • TechnologyLaptops and other digital equipment (eg iPod touch, Flip camera) for checkout. Please contact Media & Reserves Services, 5-1650. Technology
  • Copy Machine(s)Copiers are located on the 1st and 9th floors of the East Tower. Copy Machine(s)
  • Reserve ServicesReserve items are available in the Media/Reserves department on the ground floor. 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, 5-4673. Carrels
  • Media Showing RoomReservable by instructors to screen library materials for classes. Please contact Media & Reserves Services, 5-1650. Media Showing Room
  • Presentation RoomsPresentation Rooms
  • Group Study SpaceGroup Study Space
  • Quiet Study SpaceEast tower floors 4-10, West tower floors 2-3. Quiet Study Space
  • Lactation RoomEast Tower, 2nd floor, room 258. Ask at Government Documents dept desk for key. Lactation Room
  • ATMGround floor lobby area. ATM

Contact Info

1320 E 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
812-855-0100
812-855-2576 (Fax)
Diane Dallis
Diane Dallis - Associate Dean for Library Academic Services

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