The IU South Bend Libraries, comprised of the Franklin D. Schurz Library and Dorothy J. Wiekamp Educational Resource Commons (WERC), provide access to over two million titles including 318,223 print monographs, 155,971 electronic serials and databases, over one million eBooks, and 170,422 streaming movie titles.

The primary goal of the collection is to support the needs of the University’s undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The Libraries also support faculty research by enabling access to needed materials and collections through interlibrary loan, document delivery, and consortia services.

To access our collections, check out these Search and Find tools. Materials can also be obtained from other libraries using Interlibrary Loan.

Questions regarding the collection should be directed to Susan Thomas, Dean of Library Services.

Collection Development and Acquisitions

The Libraries’ material and digital collections are administered by expert subject librarians in partnership with faculty.

Contact list of subject librarians

Policies guide our collection decisions.

Collection policies by subject

Serial and Database Subscriptions

Requesting Library Materials

Faculty should send requests for information to their assigned department Faculty Library Liaison.

Faculty requesting new subscription should complete the New Subscription Request Form.

For all others, please use the Suggestion for Purchase form.

Donation of Materials to the Library

How to donate materials to the Libraries

Gifts of all kinds help enrich our holdings, expand our resources and preserve our collections. Find out more at Giving to the Library.