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  • Location: Herman B Wells Library E250-18
  • Phone: (812) 855-8028
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last updated: 11/4/2009

Distance Education Document and Book Delivery

Requesting Books and Articles
Only books owned by the IU-Bloomington libraries will be sent. Check IUCAT to determine if one of the IU-Bloomington libraries owns the book. To request books and articles, go to  Log on with your network ID and password. Scroll down to “Distance Education Service Requests.”

Loan Periods

Graduate students may borrow circulating materials for 120 days. Undergraduate students may borrow circulating materials for 45 days. There are exceptions (e.g., books from the Undergraduate Library circulate for 14 days to all categories of borrowers.)

Books are subject to be recalled (returned to the library earlier than the due date) if requested by another person. In this case, the book MUST BE RETURNED (or postmarked) BY THE RECALL DUE DATE, or a fine of $25 will be assessed.

A book may be renewed if another person has not requested it. Renewals may be made by phone (812) 855-4673, online by logging into IUCAT, or in person. Renewals will NOT be accepted by fax.


To use our CIC Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement ( you will need to contact Libraries Administration at 855-3403 or to get a special CIC library card before you leave Bloomington.  This will allow you certain privileges at other CIC libraries in the Midwest.

All loaned materials will be delivered to your home address, your post office box, or the address on your request form via US Media Rate. Photocopied material can be retrieved below the location where you entered your requests, by clicking on “View/Download Electronically Delivered Requests.”  Delivery of Bloomington-owned materials usually takes one to two weeks, so plan accordingly. Articles that have to be obtained from another library or that must be delivered outside the U.S. will take longer. (We do not borrow books from other libraries.)

Returning Materials
Materials may be returned in person, by U.S. mail or Courier. The borrower is responsible for the safe return of materials to the library. The borrower will be charged for any fines related to materials that are lost in the mail. It is strongly suggested that you insure any materials you return for at least $100. The postmark is considered the return date. Please mail to: Customer and Access Services Dept., Main Library, E164, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405.

There are no charges for borrowing books or receiving articles at this time. However, the borrower is responsible for the cost of return.

Fines and Fees
Overdue fines are $.25 per day per book. There is a $25 fine for recalled books that are received or postmarked after the recall due date. Documents/articles are $5 each if fax service is requested. Fees will be assessed for lost or damaged materials. All fines and fees will be billed through the IU Bursar's Office.

last updated: 11/4/2009