Research and Reference Services
Research and reference services are available during remote service hours in the following ways:
24/7 Online Resources
For faculty, we have created a Virtual Library for Faculty LibGuide with resources and essential information to assist during this time of online classes and scholarship. Please check the LibGuide regularly for new information.
We also have a variety of library guides that cover how to use specific databases, helpful resources by subject, and other topics such as how to use citation styles for papers.
Reserves on Demand
Pages and chapters from books in the library’s physical Reserves collection can be requested through our new Reserves On Demand service. Requested pages and chapters will be scanned and sent by email as needed. This service is limited to IU Northwest students, faculty and staff, with a maximum of 50 pages per request. For any questions or issues, please contact Debbie Curtis by email or at 219-980-6583.
Access to Collections
The library is unable to circulate materials in our collections at this time.
Interlibrary loan services will be provided with the following limitations.
- We can only process article and book chapter requests.
- Request delivery has been suspended.
If you have questions about the status of your requests, overdue materials, renewals, and more, please contact: Anne Koehler at 219-980-6933 or Clyde Robinson at 219-980-6932.
Electronic reference/retrieval of Calumet Regional Archives materials and information will be instituted to meet requests as much as possible. Please contact Archivist Stephen McShane at 219-980-6628, and/or email during remote service hours. Information about the Archives' holdings is also available on the Archives' web-site.
All Senior University events by the Center for Urban and Regional Excellence are cancelled until end of the spring semester. Contact Amanda Smith by email or by phone at 219-980-6907 with any further questions.
If you do not have Internet access at home, the IU Northwest Library offers two ways to get online.
Drive-Up Internet Access: Hot Spot Lot
- Users can access the internet for free, without leaving their cars, in the "Hot Spot Lot" at the campus' main parking lot at 33rd Avenue and Broadway. Available to students, faculty, staff, and the community.
Sprint MiFi hotspots
- A limited number of portable internet routers are available for free. Please contact the Dean of Students for more information. Available to students only.
IU Northwest Library encourages all users and staff to review and follow the guidance and information provided by IU’s coronavirus webpage.
Further information on updates for various IU Northwest departments and services can be found on the campus updates page.
Should you have questions about library services, please contact Latrice Booker, Dean of Library Services.