Library

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.

Services

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.

Policies

  1. Books and media from the general stacks: All patrons with a valid borrower’s card issued by an Indiana University library are eligible to borrow these items. Indiana University–affiliated patrons may renew items twice except in cases where a hold has been placed on an item. Indiana residents who are not affiliated with Indiana University are limited to three circulating items and have a two-week loan period that may be renewed only once.
  2. Reserve materials: All patrons with a valid borrower’s card issued by an Indiana University library may consult these library-use-only materials. These materials have a two-hour loan period and may not be renewed. In addition, holds cannot be placed on reserve materials.
  3. Journals: Borrowing privileges are restricted to School of Dentistry faculty, staff, and students. Journals circulate for three days and may not be renewed.
  4. Theses: Borrowing privileges are restricted to School of Dentistry faculty, staff, and students. Theses circulate for two weeks and may be renewed twice.
  5. Rare books: All patrons with a valid borrower’s card issued by an Indiana University library may consult these library-use-only materials.
  6. Holds: Users may request that library staff place a hold on materials currently out on loan. Hold requests may be made at the circulation desk or via the telephone.

  1. Unreturned items: Patrons will be charged the replacement cost of the item plus a $25 processing fee.
  2. Reserve materials that are removed from the library: Most reserve materials are restricted to library use only. A nonrefundable fine of $50 per item will be assessed for library-use-only materials taken from the library.
  3. Circulation notices: Patrons are sent notices alerting them of overdue materials, recalled materials, and hold availability.
  4. Bills: Patrons are billed for materials that aren’t returned. The billed amount includes a replacement fee and a processing fee.

It is the policy of the library to support all programs and services offered by the School of Dentistry, including teaching, research, patient care, and community outreach. The head librarian will purchase all dental monographs in the English language and such foreign language monographs as deemed appropriate, given the mission of the School of Dentistry. Faculty, staff, and student recommendations are encouraged.

The head librarian is responsible for selecting and purchasing audiovisual, nonprint, and electronic resources as need and budget permit. New editions of standard dental texts will be routinely purchased. Copies of all faculty publications will be purchased. No more than five copies of a book will be purchased, with the normal duplication limited to two copies. New periodical subscriptions are reviewed by the School of Dentistry Library Committee prior to purchase.

The School of Dentistry Library will borrow materials not owned by IUPUI campus libraries on behalf of School of Dentistry faculty, staff, and students. All other patrons are asked to make arrangements through their local library.

  1. Materials not owned by the School of Dentistry Library, a dentistry school department, or the instructor cannot be placed on print reserve.
  2. In accordance with the Fair Use provisions of the United States Copyright Act (Title 17, U.S. Code), the library will allow a reproduction of only one article from any one journal, periodical, or newspaper issue, and one chapter or not more than 10 percent from any book or other monograph (conference proceedings, miscellaneous report, unpublished paper, etc.) to be placed on print reserve.
  3. Repeated use (more than one semester) of the same reproduction requires the permission of the copyright owner. The faculty member will be responsible for obtaining this permission and should be aware of time delays and cost considerations.
  4. For reprinted materials such as journal articles, book chapters, lecture notes, etc., a maximum of three copies of each reprint will be accepted based on the size of the class (approximately one copy for every 30 students enrolled in a course.)
  5. Staff reserves the right to decline requests judged to exceed the Fair Use exemptions of the United States Copyright Act (Title 17, U.S. Code).
  6. Instructors are encouraged to convert photocopied reprints formerly placed on print reserve to Canvas as allowable by the Fair Use provisions of the United States Copyright Act (Title 17, U.S. Code).

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