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About the Library

The John W. Anderson Library and Conference Center houses a collection of nearly half a million books, periodical volumes and 200,000 government publications.  Named after philanthropist John W. Anderson, the library is a state of the art building with modern technology, ergonomic seating, designated study and research areas, and a small café.

Special purpose areas include the Calumet Regional Archives, the Northwest Indiana Center for Data and Analysis, the Lake County Central Law Library, and facilities for the visually impaired. The library is supported by the 7 million bound volumes and over 25 million periodicals other materials in the Indiana University Libraries system. Books and periodical articles in the Bloomington, Indianapolis, and other regional campus libraries can be obtained quickly for students and faculty through the IUN System Services Office.

The building is also houses the university’s conference center and the office of the Chancellor.

Our Mission

To promote life-long learning skills and continuous educational achievement, the Indiana University Northwest Library is dedicated to meeting the diverse education and research needs of students, faculty, staff and other library users in an environment of free and open inquiry and with a commitment to excellence.