About the John W. Anderson Library
The library houses a collection of over 200,000 books and periodical volumes and 200,000 government publications. The building's varied seating, attractive furniture, and colorfully decorated walls combine with the vistas presented by many windows to provide a pleasant, comfortable place for study and research.
Special purpose areas include the Calumet Regional Archives, the Northwest Indiana Center for Data and Analysis, the Lake County Central Law Library, the Educational Resources Room, and facilities for the visually disabled. The library is backed up by the 7 million bound volumes and 26 million other materials in the system wide Indiana University Libraries. 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.
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 customers in an environment of free and open inquiry and with a commitment to excellence.
Housing nearly a half a million books and other publications, the library features plenty of work areas and all the modern technology necessary for productive study and research. The building is also home to the Lake County Central Law library, the university’s conference center, the chancellor’s office and a small café.