Beginner's Tour

Welcome to the IU Southeast Library! Located adjacent to Hillside Hall and only a few steps from Crestview, the Library's glass front entrance and circular tower can be seen from across campus. You can also listen to a short audio tour of the Library.

Reference Desk

As you enter the main (second) floor of the Library, the first thing you see is the circular Reference Desk, with the Reference Librarian available to give you whatever guidance you need to learn your way around. Our capable and friendly librarians are here to help you with your research — and that is probably the most important thing you need to know about the Library. Just ask!

Circulation Desk

To the left of the Reference Desk you will see the Circulation Desk where you check out and return books and borrow materials that your instructors have placed on reserve for your class.

Computer Workstations

There are computer workstations available throughout the Library, including 24 workstations in the Library Instruction Lab.

Adaptive Technology Center

The IU Southeast Library is committed to meeting the needs of our users with disabilities. The Adaptive Technology Center is designed to meet those varied needs. Learn what equipment and software is available in the ATC.

Third Floor Book Stacks

Circulating books are shelved on the top (third) floor, arranged in Library of Congress call number order. You may retrieve these books and use them in the Library or take them downstairs for checkout.

First Floor Periodical Stacks

On the bottom (first) floor you will find current and past issues of periodicals — magazines and journals — arranged on the shelves alphabetically by the title of the magazine or journal. Newspapers are kept on the main (second) floor.

Study Areas

There are comfortable study areas scattered throughout the Library — choose whatever space pleases you and settle in. For group study, there are 5 group study rooms on the first floor and 2 on the third floor, and two collaboration stations on the main (second) floor. If you need a quiet place to study, the first floor of the Library is reserved as a Quiet Study area.

Detailed Tour


For a more detailed tour of the IU Southeast Library, take our audio tour!

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