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HON X298 Introduction to Research @ IU

IU Libraries Services

Here's a quick video about IU Libraries:

Herman B Wells Library

The Herman B Wells Library is the main library on campus. It's located at the corner of 10th Street and Jordan. Here's link to the building and collections directory, which will tell you what's on each floor. If you're looking for a book you've found in the library catalog, a map of the stacks will help you locate it. 
Some useful services to know about:
  • The main reference desk is located on the ground floor of the East Tower. Typically you can ask questions in person here. Currently services are offered remotely. You can visit the Libraries' website to call, email, or IM for help
  • For in-depth research help, you can make a free appointment with a Research Assistant
  • To check out a book, there are circulation points in each tower.
  • The UITS Help Desk is located on the ground floor of the West Tower.
  • The Writing Center is located on the ground floor of the West Tower. 
  • Any questions can be answered through one of the service points listed here
  • Wells Library has other notable services such as Media Services (media, dvds, games), a cafeteria and coffee shop, and large format printing. Food services are offered through the GrubHub app.

Reserving Spaces

Some of the services offered throughout the Libraries look a little different due to COVID-19. Due to social distancing practices, group study rooms are only available for singular use.
Rooms and space can be reserved through this link: 
Important information to keep in mind: 
  • The Libraries currently do not allow eating and you will not be allowed to use a space to eat
  • Masks and abiding by social distancing measures will be required