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last updated: 10/3/2012

Requesting Materials (Swain Hall Library)

Request Materials that IU Libraries do not own (ILL)

All IU Bloomington faculty, students and staff may request that the Libraries obtain materials from other libraries that the IU Bloomington libraries do not own. To access this service, you must have an IU Bloomington Network ID and password.


Request Materials from ALF 

IU Libraries materials that no longer fit into the stacks of the IUB Main Library and the IUB Campus Libraries are housed in a collections vault at the Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF). Most materials from the ALF may be charged out for home or office use. Users must present an IU ID card or a Library Borrower's card to charge these materials out. Faculty, students and staff of Indiana University and Indiana residents may request materials to be delivered to the IUB Main Library circulation desk or to the circulation desk of an IUB Campus Library.


Bloomington and other IU libraries Delivery Service

Use IUCAT after logon to request that a book be delivered from IU Libraries throughout the state to an IU library near you. There is no fee for this service. Bloomington Delivery Service (BDS) is a service provided by the IUB Libraries that, for a nominal fee, supplies photocopies of journal articles from printed materials, held on the Bloomington campus, to a web page for IUB faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students.


Request a Purchase 

Users may request that the Libraries purchase a book, a journal subscription, access to an electronic resource, or other material for the collection, either in any library or in a specific library. Use this form for general materials or email for Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, or Computer Science materials.


Rush Cataloging Requests 

Request that a new book, video or other material be prepared for your use. You may submit a request for any title marked in IUCAT as "on order," "in process," or "being cataloged." You will need your 14 digit library barcode number to place a request. Please note that materials described as "on order" have not yet been received by the library.


Request Materials from Swain Hall Storage - coming soon

last updated: 10/3/2012