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Enrollment and Student Academic Information Bulletin


Herman B Wells Library: 10th Street & Jordan Avenue
(812) 855-0100

The IU Libraries offer a full range of resources and services designed to help students successfully reach their academic goals.

With the flagship Herman B Wells Library, the world-renowned Lilly Library for rare books and manuscripts, and a dozen branch libraries around the Bloomington campus, your IU Libraries support all academic disciplines. Wells Library, the largest and most visible library, houses research collections, government documents, journals, and films. Branch libraries offer specialized materials such as music scores and digital music files, science journals, and fine arts books. As information experts, librarians help students take full advantage of these diverse resources. Stop by any library or visit the Libraries' web site for one-on-one help.

Learning Commons
Located in the West Tower of the Wells Library, the Learning Commons is a 24/7 technology-infused learning center where students work on class assignments from start to finish. A partnership of the IU Libraries and University Information Technology Services, the LC offers pervasive wireless access, a tutorial center, research consultations, and technological support. The upper floors of the West Tower accommodate different needs: find space to study quietly, meet with groups, or practice presentations.

IU Scholars' Commons
Located in the East Tower, the IU Scholars' Commons (SC) is a vibrant, full-service, technology-rich environment supporting scholarly research from curiosity to publication. Drawing experts from across campus, the SC offers services tailored specifically to graduate students and faculty members but welcomes researchers at every academic level. SC Consultation Services focus on research technologies, digital project design, survey research, human subject research, scholarly publishing, copyright issues, and many other areas.

The Libraries' databases, electronic journals, books, and images have been selected, digitized, or purchased by librarians with expertise in a variety of disciplines and languages. IU students, faculty, and staff have access to hundreds of databases, including IUCAT, the IU Libraries’ online catalog, from This site also provides research guides, as well as information about the entire library system including resources, hours, workshops, and special events.

If you have questions , ask a librarian at any campus library, by phone at (812) 855-0100, or via chat or text at