Library Resources

Hoosiers with disabilities, their families, and those who work with and for them need access to disability-related information and resources. The Library at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community strives to be the primary disability library for residents of the state of Indiana by providing access to appropriate, quality materials and services. We offer more than 6,000 books, kits, and DVDs about disabilities across the lifespan that are available to borrow by anyone in Indiana. Regardless of where you live, we will lend our materials to you through the mail or to help answer your disability-related questions.

Indiana Disability Resource FINDER

Navigating a complex web of services, programs, and other disability-related community resources can be daunting. FINDER is a database that provides 24/7 access to community services, is easy to use, and supports first-time users with a step-by-step guide. For more experienced users, it has advanced search features. Regardless of how information is located, search results are immediately available, and can be saved for future use and shared. Click the logo to visit FINDER:

How to Use the Library

Wondering how you can use the Library when you aren't located in Bloomington? Click on the red button below to search our collection of books, videos, and kits. When you find something you'd like to borrow, send us an email or give us a call to request it. We'll set up and manage a borrower's account for you. We will mail the library material out at our expense, and ask that you return it within four weeks at your expense. Or you may return it to any IU campus library statewide.


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Contact Us

Call 812-855-9396 or 800-437-7924 (in Indiana); or email at

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A Closer Look at the Library

SLP Assessments

The Library has a collection of standardized speech-language pathology assessments that certified SLPs in Indiana may borrow. Give us a call or send us an email when you're ready to request a test or to find out more about these standardized tests.

Browse titles in this collection

Topic Guides

Looking for a way to browse by topic? The Library has developed more than 40 guides to assist our patrons with information about the most popular topics in our collection. Guides include Behavior Supports, Employment, Families, School Inclusion and more.

Browse the collection by topic

What's New

Wondering what's new in the Library? Each week, we'll highlight a few new titles that have been received and placed in the collection. Take a quick peek at these new titles then give us a call, send an email, or come visit us to check them out.

Find new items on the shelf

Our Call Numbers

Our classification system to manage the placement of library materials on the shelf is entirely unique. Created by the first Librarian at the Indiana Institute, this distinctive system grows and changes to fit our needs.

Review the classification system

Circulation Policy

Wondering how long you can keep our Library materials or how to return them? Our circulation policy has these answers and more.

Learn more about our policy

Kids Web


Back by popular demand! So many people continue to look for our old kids web pages that we decided to bring some of it back to life. Check back here soon to find some of the more popular items from long ago that are still applicable today.

Visit Us

The Library is located in the Administration building at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University, Bloomington. Stop by to browse our collection, give us a call or send us email if you can't make it in person.

812-855-9396 (Local)
800-437-7924 (Toll-Free)