Contact Information
last updated: 2/6/2013

ALF Services

Indiana University Bloomington Libraries

Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility

Hours of operation:

Monday - Friday      
8:00am - 5:00pm
12:00pm - 4:00pm

The Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) is a high-density shelving facility designed to alleviate shelving space constraints in the Indiana University Libraries. It provides low-cost housing with conservation-level environmental controls for library materials. Low-use film, media and print materials, archives, manuscripts, as well as rare and fragile materials are transferred to the ALF from the Indiana University Herman B Wells Library and many campus library locations. The facility also includes the state-of-the-art E. Lingle Craig Preservation Laboratory, book freezers (to assist with treatment of water-damaged materials), space for accessioning, lending, and staff, as well as a secure collections vault with a capacity of approximately 6,400,000 bound volumes. The climate-controlled collections vault also includes a distinct film storage area with a special fire suppression system for film materials. More information is available in the ALF Operations & Services FAQ.

User Services

Request an Item from ALF
Circulation Policies


About the Facility

Behind the Scenes: A Pictorial Tour
Transfer Preparation Guidelines

IU's Hidden Treasure


last updated: 2/6/2013