The IUB Libraries’ mission is “To support and strengthen teaching, learning and research by providing the collections, services, and environments that lead to intellectual discovery.” Use this guide as an introduction to your Library’s basic services and resources.
Click on the tabs above to learn:
- How the IU Libraries system is organized
- What services are provided
- What information resources are available
- How to start your research
Much information is online or in books, but it usually helps to talk to someone.
Take a workshop.
Meet your subject librarian. Click on "Research" at the top of the Libraries' Web page then select your subject area from the A-Z list. Your Librarian’s contact information will be on the left of the subject page.
The IUB Libraries' Web Page
Library information resources and services, contact information, policies and much more have been gathered in one place on the IUB Libraries' Web Page.
Use the search box at the top of the page, or follow links to learn about resources and services.
Search results are presented in two categories: Library Web Pages and OneSearch@IU Results.
You will always see a help link at the top of each of the Libraries' web pages. You can send your question via e-mail or use the chat reference service.
The IUB Libraries
The IUB Libraries is a system of libraries, and each library has a specific subject focus and provides access to a variety of information formats. One way to get started is to become familiar with the library for your specific research area:
- Archives of African American Music & Culture
- Archives of Traditional Music
- Black Film Center/Archive
- Business/SPEA Information Commons
- Chemistry Library
- Education Library
- Fine Arts Library
- Geosciences Library
- GLBT Library
- Herman B Wells Library
- Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Center for Disability Information and Referral (CeDIR)
- Indiana Prevention Resource Center Library
- Indiana University Moving Image Archive
- Kinsey Institute Library
- Law Library
- Life Sciences Library
- Lilly Library (Rare books and manuscripts)
- Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Library
- Office of University Archives and Records Management
- Optometry Library
- Public Health Library
- RPS Libraries
- Swain Hall Library
- Weil Journalism Library
- William & Gayle Cook Music Library
- Ostrom Workshop Research Library
- Wylie House Museum - Library Hours
About This Guide
Use this guide for an overview of the IU Bloomington Libraries' resources and services. Learn how the IUB Libraries are organized and how to start your research. The guide focuses on those resources and services that support the research efforts of graduate students and faculty.