IUPUI University Library is the university library of Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. IUPUI is an urban campus of Indiana University and Purdue University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Indiana University is the managing partner. IUPUI offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees from both universities.
Constructed at a cost of $32,000,000 and designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, the IUPUI University Library officially opened in its current location on April 8, 1994. With nearly a million patron visits a year, plus staff and resources that support all of IUPUI’s more than 200 degree programs, the IUPUI University Library is a public academic research library.
Serving as a centerpiece for the IUPUI library system, the University Library provides academic and community patrons with wide variety of study and learning spaces. The five-story facility houses hundreds of study carrels, group study rooms, multimedia classrooms, a 100-seat auditorium, and the Academic Commons—a flexible group study area equipped with leading-edge computer and multimedia technology.
The library’s holdings include more than 1,338,889 volumes, 36,000 current periodicals and journals, 1,197,000 microforms, and 152,400 government documents and audiovisual materials. Services are available to university students, faculty and staff, as well as individual citizens, businesses, professional firms, and public agencies. The libraries' holdings are accessed through a computer network linking Indiana University libraries state wide, and an interlibrary loan system makes available additional local, state and national academic library resources.
Herron Art Library:
The Herron Art Library supporting the Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI is a satellite of the University Library. Through individual donations, the Herron Art Library has developed a museum-caliber collection of 400 Artist's Books. Drawing from a wide range of media, Artists’ Books are works of art that are sometimes realized in the form of a book, but not always.