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IU School of Dentistry Library
1121 W. Michigan Street, Room 128
Indianapolis, IN 46202 
  • Phone: 317-274-7204
  • Email:
  • Hours:
    • Monday - Friday:           7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Saturday: Closed
    • Sunday: Closed

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Read our new policies that will govern the use of the Library’s space and services

Guidelines for Use of Dentistry Library Physical Space
  • All IU/IUPUI/IUSD COVID-19 guidelines should be followed as appropriate.
  • Masks must be worn in the library.
  • The library is only available for individual study. No group or committee work, meetings, or events are allowed. Patrons should avoid congregating inside or directly outside of the library.
  • Study spaces must be reserved using our online reservation system. Reservations should be made prior to coming to the library.
    • Reserve study space online
    • Spaces are organized by room (Main Library, Quiet Room, Cubicle/Testing Room, and Leslie Flowers’ Office)
    • QR codes are posted on each study area table. The QR codes link to webpages that show their availability
    • One space in the main library is reserved for library consultations and reserve material use only
  • Furniture has been reorganized and minimized to create study spaces with adequate social distancing. This layout must be maintained and moving of chairs or other furniture is not allowed.
  • The library basement is closed to the public.

Guidelines for Use of Library Materials and Services

  • Research Assistance – Library staff are available to answer questions and provide research assistance through Zoom, email, and by phone. Please do not hesitate to contact the library with any large or small questions or requests for assistance.
  • Print Books – Patrons are requested to request books through email or other contactless methods, if possible. Print books will be delivered through campus or U.S. mail. There is also a designated table outside of the library where books can be picked up and returned without contact. Books may also be returned by mail.
  • Reserve Materials & Textbooks – Reserve materials such as current textbooks must be requested at the desk. These may be used at the study space reserved solely for this purpose.
  • Print Journals – Patrons who need articles from print journals can request these through ILL/document delivery, email, or other contactless methods. Articles will be scanned and emailed.
  • Computers & Printers – There are no, fully functioning computers available for public use in the library. The only computer available is for IUCAT catalog searching only. Printers are available but patrons must submit print jobs from their own computer or device.
  • Electronic Resources – Make certain to use library links and the VPN to simplify access to online library resources.
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) – Will continue for our patrons and resume for libraries requesting items from the Dentistry Library.
  • Archival & Special Collections – Access to these materials will continue based on patron need and limitations of the materials. Library staff will continue to assist with searching and accessing these items.


Ask a librarian

Submit a request for assistance with your research or information needs. Requests will be answered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Submit an interlibrary loan request

Request books and articles not available on the IUPUI campus or request articles from the School of Dentistry Library’s print collection.

Recommend a purchase

Submit a request for the library to purchase a book, video, journal subscription, or other library materials.

Use library technology

Computer workstations are located in the main reading room and computer lab. These computers are available for anyone to use. Individuals who do not have a network username and password are issued a temporary username and password at the circulation desk.

Members of the IU community should use the IU Secure wireless service. Visitors to the IUPUI campus may use the IU Guest wireless service.

Computer workstations are connected to the printers located in the main reading room and the computer lab. Print jobs must be paid for using a CrimsonCard. The cost to print black and white copies is $0.04 per page. The library computer lab has a color printer with copy/scan functions. The cost to print color copies is $0.25 per page.

Individuals using the public access computer workstations with a temporary username and password are not able to send documents to the library printers.

Supporting teaching, research, and patient care

Established in 1881 as a faculty library, the Indiana University School of Dentistry Library provides resources and services to support the teaching, research, patient care, and community outreach services of the school’s faculty, staff, and students. We also are a source of dental health information for School of Dentistry alumni, dental health professionals, and Indiana residents.

In addition to our collections of print and electronic resources, we provide reference and research assistance, interlibrary loan and document delivery services, database searching and citation management workshops, and historical and special collections services.

Learn more about the School of Dentistry Library