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Getting Started


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Beginner's Tour


Looking for a fast introduction to the IU Southeast Library? Take a beginner's tour of the Library here!

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Basic Searching: Books


To find books, use IUCAT Library Catalog.

Beginner's Guide to IUCAT

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Basic Searching: Articles


To find articles, use one of our periodical indexes. (A good place to start is Academic Search Premier).

Beginner's Guide to Academic Search

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Checking Out and Returning Library Materials


Once you retrieve the books or other materials you want to check out, bring them to the Circulation Desk and present your IUS ID card. Books will be checked out to you for 45 days. Although there is an overdue fine policy, you may renew your materials in person, by phone, online in IUCAT, or by mail. There is no limit to the number of books you may check out.

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Borrowing Materials from Other Libraries


You may borrow books from other IU libraries easily and quickly using the "Request Delivery" option in IUCAT. (See a Reference Librarian for help with this.) Articles and books not available within IU may be acquired through our Interlibrary Loan system.

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Printable Research Guides


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Getting Around


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More Information


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At any time during library hours, consult with a Reference Librarian at the Reference Desk or by phone at (812) 941-2489.

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