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last updated: 11/30/2013

Request From ALF

IU library materials that no longer fit into the stacks of the IUB Herman B Wells 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, with the exception of several restricted use collections (see Restricted Use Items below). 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 Herman B Wells Library circulation desk or to the circulation desk of an IU Campus Library. 

The materials housed in the ALF are listed in the library online catalog, IUCAT. The designated location listed in IUCAT for general ALF materials is B-ALF. To request an item from the ALF, just click the link next to the listing within IUCAT for the item.


Delivery & Pick Up Of Requested Items

Requests for use on the BLOOMINGTON campus (non-restricted materials):
Requested materials must be picked up in person from the IUB Herman B Wells Library circulation desk or the chosen IUB Campus Library circulation desk. Materials requested prior to 12:00 pm (noon), Monday through Saturday, will be available from your selected Bloomington library delivery destination by 5:00 pm the same evening. Materials requested after 12:00 pm (noon), Monday through Saturday, will be available from your selected Bloomington library delivery destination by 5:00 pm the following business day. During academic breaks and holidays, many libraries have reduced hours. Please consult Libraries & Hours. Failure to supply an email address with your ALF request may result in delays receiving the item. 
 
Requests for use on a NON-BLOOMINGTON campus (non-restricted materials):
Materials requested for use on other campuses are handled via Request Delivery policies, and should reach non-Bloomington campuses in 4 to 7 days. You must have an IU ID or IU Library Borrower's Card to request ALF materials via the ALF Request Form. If you do not have an IU ID or IU Library Borrower's Card, you should request ALF materials via Interlibrary Loan through your local library.    Restricted resources cannot be sent; talk with the reference librarians on your campus to identify your options.

Duration of Loans

With some exceptions, material from the ALF circulates according to normal loan periods. Loan policies may be found at:  http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=941#loan. Most ALF materials can be renewed unless needed by another borrower. Renew ALF materials just as you would other materials borrowed from the Libraries.

Returning ALF Library Materials

Circulating ALF materials may be returned to any IU Library, on or before the due date to avoid overdue fines. ALF materials are subject to the same fine policies as other IUB Herman B Wells or IUB Campus Library items, including recall fines. Fine policies may be found at:  http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=941#overdue


Restricted Use Items

Materials housed in the ALF from the Lilly Library, Law Library, University Archives, David S. Bradley Film Collection and some other special collections are available for restricted use only.

Using Lilly Library Materials
Lilly Library materials housed in the ALF are listed in the online catalog as “Lilly Library – ALF”. When requested, these materials will be delivered to and must be used exclusively in the Lilly Library Reading Room. All requests for Lilly items received prior to 12:00 pm (noon) on Monday through Friday will be delivered to the Lilly Library by 5:00 pm on the same day. There is no Saturday delivery to the Lilly Library. Users must follow these Lilly Library policies: http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/programs-use.shtml. Failure to supply an email address with your ALF request may result in delays receiving the item. 

 

Using Stacks, Restricted Materials
Some special collection materials housed in the ALF are listed in the online catalog as “Auxiliary Library Facility - Stacks, Restricted ”. These items may be requested for use at the Lilly Library or in the Wells Library Restricted Reading Room. When requested, these materials will be delivered to and must be used exclusively in the requested destination. All requests for Stacks, Restricted items received prior to 12:00 pm (noon) on Monday through Friday will be delivered to the selected destination by 5:00 pm on the same day. There is no Saturday delivery to the Lilly Library. If the Lilly Library is selected, users must follow these Lilly Library policies: http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/programs-use.shtml. Failure to supply an email address with your ALF request may result in delays receiving the item. 

Using Law Library Materials 
Law Library materials housed in the ALF are listed in the online catalog as “Law Library – ALF”. When requested, these materials will be delivered to and must be used exclusively in the Law Library. All requests for Law items received prior to 12:00 pm (noon) on Monday through Saturday will be delivered to the Law Library by 5:00 pm on the same day. Failure to supply an email address with your ALF request may result in delays receiving the item. 

Using University Archives Materials
University Archives materials housed in the ALF are listed in the online catalog as "University Archives--ALF." Patrons who wish to use University Archives materials must contact the Archives Staff by email at archives@indiana.edu or by phone at 855-1127. Once the request is received, Archives Staff will then contact the ALF. The materials will be delivered to and must be used exclusively in the University Archives Reading Room. 

Using the David S. Bradley Film Collection
David S. Bradley filmic materials housed in the ALF are listed in the online catalog as "Auxiliary Library Facility - Bradley Film Collection." Requests submitted via IUCAT for Bradley materials are first reviewed by the IUB Media Librarian. If use is granted, the materials may only be used in the Wells Library Media and Reserve Center. For more information on the Bradley Film Collection, please visit: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=4758

last updated: 11/30/2013