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  • Location: Herman B Wells Library E250-18
  • Phone: (812) 855-8028
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last updated: 12/2/2013

Distance Education

IUB Distance Education Library Services will send you books from the IU Bloomington Libraries and articles from anywhere, if you meet the criteria below:


  • Currently enrolled Distance Education students living away from the Bloomington area 
  • Faculty on sabbatical and away from campus
  • Currently enrolled Graduate students doing research or completing a dissertation
  • Currently enrolled Undergraduate students participating in programs away from campus

    Note: Students from other IU campuses should contact their home campus libraries for assistance. You may locate your home campus library here.

    Getting Started with your research:  Here's all you need to use our library resources and services:  

    •     Request a Library Barcode in order to have articles and books sent to you.
    •     You must have an IUB Network ID/Password to access our library resources. 


      Need research assistance?  Ask a Librarian

    •  by e-mail (
    •  by chat
    •  by phone at (+1) (812) 855-8028
    •  or at the Wells Library Reference Services Department when in Bloomington.


    Forms and Policies for getting books and articles delivered to your home or computer.  On the Document Delivery request page after you have logged in, use the "Distance Education Service Requests" section of the page.

    To find books, videos, etc. at a library near you, go to

    Finding Information: Databases, IUCAT (The IU Libraries' catalog of holdings), and other information sources available through IUB 

    Tutorials for Library Research  

    Tutorial for finding a book in IUCAT

    How to Cite Print and Electronic Sources in APA and MLA styles

    Writing Help (Writing Tutorial Services: includes How to Write a Thesis Statement, How to Avoid Plagiarism, How to Evaluate Information, and more ...

    Having trouble connecting to our resources?   Here's our getting connected page.

    Libraries Around the State: You may have a need to use libraries closer to you.  Check here for libraries in Indiana near you. Sites include searchable online catalogs.


    Related Links

    Mission Statement:

    The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries have a responsibility to provide library services to our distance learners. It is the Libraries' mission to provide access to as many resources as possible to support curriculum-related teaching, research, and scholarly communication to our off-campus students.

  • last updated: 12/2/2013