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O'Neill Library Orientation Guide

General library guide provided to incoming O'Neill students.


Well Library ExteriorWells Library

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. Specially designed student and researcher spaces in the Wells Library include the Learning Commons, Scholars' Commons, and Grad Commons. You can also reserve a room in the scholar's commons to work on projects or presentations.


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Business/SPEA Library (SPEA 150)

The Business/SPEA Library provides the space, research tools, and services that help foster O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs stakeholders’ success. The facility, accessible 96 hours/week, houses 15 group study rooms, 40 individual workstations, spaces for collaborative and quiet study, an 18,000-volume print collection, and a number of specialized library services.  


IUCAT Search

IUCAT is the IUB Libraries catalog. Find books, journals, music, and more!

Ways to access IUCAT:  

Electronic Access to Scholarly Content

Use the Find E-Journals link to see if we have online/electronic access to a publication. If electronic access is not available, search IUCAT to see if there is a print subscription. If there is no print or electronic subscription currently available, individual articles can be requested through InterLibrary Loan

InterLibrary Loan

Use ILL when the IUB Libraries do not have a book or journal article that you're looking for. First, create an account with Document Delivery Services; just log in with your IU authentication information and fill out the profile. Next time, after you login, you'll be taken straight to the request form.

In the request form, fill out as much bibliographic information as possible. You can also use WorldCat to locate items, especially if you're interested in visiting nearby institutions instead of using ILL when you are unable to wait for a extended period of time.

Arrival times of requested items depend on distance, location, and availability.