Faculty Services

Basic Information

  • Hours
    • Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
    • Friday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    • Saturday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • Sunday 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.
    • Exceptions to scheduled hours can be found here.
  • Circulation Policies
    • Check out materials using your IUPUI ID - the JagTag.
    • Faculty may check out up to 250 books concurrently, which may be kept for 120 days.
    • Up to 20 Audio/visual materials may be checked out for 14 days.
    • Current members of the IUPUI faculty may check out current and bound journal volumes for 24 hours.
  • Research Help
    • Contact the Reference Desk for quick answers or help accessing IUCAT or the library's online databases.
    • Subject Librarians are available to provide library instruction sessions and more in-depth research assistance to you or your students.

Additional Resources and Services

Faculty Grants for Digital Scholarship

  • University Library's Program of Digital Scholarship provides the IUPUI community with a variety of tools and services for sharing and managing their digital scholarly assets including but not limited to:  Published articles, White papers, Conference presentations, Images, Artifacts, Reusable Learning Objects, Theses and dissertations, Historic texts, Data sets, and Multimedia files.  Faculty may apply for grant funding through University Library in support of posting a collection of their digital scholarship.

Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives

Joseph and Matthew Payton Philanthropic Studies Library

  • Supports the educational and research programs of the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, including the Fund Raising School. The philanthropic studies collection has mirrored the growth of the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy and the development of the Master in Public Administration, Nonprofit Management concentration and the Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies programs at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. For tours and classroom instruction, please contact the library at

Digital Collections


  • IUPUIScholarWorks is an open access archive for IUPUI and its related research communities. Submissions in digital form include preprints, working papers, theses and dissertations, conference papers,presentations, student capstone projects, faculty-created learning objects, data sets, and more.
  • Available to all IUPUI-affiliated instructors and faculty, this service--intended to promote academic integrity--compares submitted text against a database of millions of previously submitted documents and performs a thorough search of Internet resources. It is made available to assist IUPUI instructors and faculty in tracking down plagiarized materian in an easier, faster, and more complete way.

NEW SERVICE: Need a photocopy of an article in the library's print collection?

  • The Interlibrary Services Unit is proud to offer scanning services for items in the University Library print collection. If you need an article held in another IUPUI Campus library, please visit that library and make a photocopy. We are unable to provide scanning services for items held at the Law, Medical, or Dentistry libraries.
  • To make a request, if you have not done so, please register for ILLiad, the system used to manage Interlibrary Loan. Place requests for articles located in University Library in the same way you would for articles not available on campus.
  • Simply put, if you need an article, request in ILLiad and we will do our best to supply the item.

Need something that you can't find in the library?

  • Use IUCAT Request Delivery to have books sent from within the IU system to University Library.
  • Use ILLiad / Interlibrary Loan to get books from outside the IU system and all journal articles.
  • Look for the Find It button in library databases and other online catalogs. You can submit article and book requests to interlibrary loan without having to re-type the citation information.

Can't make it to the library? Set up a proxy account for your assistant.

  • A proxy account will allow your assistant to act on your behalf while conducting business at University Library. We highly recommend that if your assistant is going to be checking out materials for you to have a proxy account setup for them. While University Library does not charge overdue fines for Faculty, this would not apply if your assistant checked out materials for you on their personal account. There are three ways to establish a proxy account for your assistant:
  1. Write a letter on departmental letterhead stating that you want your assistant to have proxy rights on your account. The assistant must bring the letter to the Circulation Desk along with their University ID.

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  2. You may come down to the Circulation Desk with the assistant and personally request that a proxy account be created for them. Please make sure you have your University Faculty ID and that the assistant has their University ID.

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  3. You may email John Cooper, Circulation Team Manager, at  from your official IUPUI email account requesting that your assistant have proxy rights on your card. Please include their full name and University ID number. You will receive a response via email when the proxy card is available for pickup. The proxy must present their University ID when picking up the proxy card.
For questions about Proxy Cards, contact John Cooper, Circulation Team Manager, [ or at 274-0471.
  • A Proxy may pick up your Request Delivery items for you. To make this process work smoothly, please LOGIN to IUCAT and enter the system as your proxy BEFORE searching and placing a request: screen shot coming soon.

  • If you have placed an Interlibrary Loan request, a Proxy may pick up items you have requested, or you can establish a proxy account in ILLiad to allow your assistant to place requests on your behalf.
    • If you have placed the requests and would like an assistant to retrieve your items from the library:
      1. Log in to ILLiad.
      2. On the left side navigation area, scroll down and click the Change User Information link.
      3. Enter your proxy's full name in the Authorized Users Field
      4. Click the Submit information button.
      5. Your proxy must present photo ID to pick up Interlibrary Loan items.
    • If you would like to establish a proxy account to allow your assistant to place requests in ILLiad on your behalf, please complete the ILLiad Proxy Account Request Form and submit. The Interlibrary Services department will contact you with the information for your new account. For assistance or questions, please contact or 274-0500.

Last updated by jpcooper on 04/09/2010