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IU COVID-19 Notice

Indiana University has been actively monitoring the rapidly evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and providing regular updates to the IU community as the situation changes. The health and safety of the IU community is our primary concern in this fluid situation, and we are taking decisions as warranted following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), along with state and county health departments. These decisions are being taken to help mitigate and slow the spread of COVID-19 and to help protect the IU community. We will continue to adapt IU’s policies as the situation warrants to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Find the Resources You Need

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.

How It Works

Wondering how you can use the Library when you aren't located in Bloomington? Click on the 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 a borrower's account for you, mail the material out at our expense, and ask that you return it within four weeks at your expense.

 

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Contact Us

Call 812-855-9396 or 800-437-7924 (in Indiana); or email at  libiidc@indiana.edu

Want to return the library materials that you have checked out from us? We still are not back in the office just yet, but you may still return our books and videos. Each of the Indiana University campuses have libraries that will accept our library materials from you and return them to us once we... Read more »

The Governor has issued an extension of Indiana’s stay at home order through April 20th. Indiana University will make a determination if employees are allowed to return to the office after that time. We will keep everyone updated with this information as it becomes available. For now, stay home and stay safe. Wishing everyone the... Read more »

The Administration on Community Living has put together guidelines for people who may be most vulnerable to the worst effects of the coronavirus such as older folks and people with disabilities. This includes guidance on keeping your environment healthy, planning for an outbreak, and state-by-state guidelines from states’ departments of health. The site also offers... Read more »

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

*UNDER CONSTRUCTION*

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 in the fall to find some of the more popular items from long ago that are still applicable today as well as updated content.

Find Disability Resources with FINDER

Developed in 2018 through an initiative funded by AWS Foundation, FINDER gives people living with disabilities 24/7 access to a comprehensive range of community resources designed to improve their quality of life.

Service providers, community advocates and medical professionals regularly contribute to FINDER, keeping the information current, relevant and practical.

FINDER supports the right for people of all abilities to freely choose how they wish to live their lives to the fullest. It does not rate or endorse programs, services or organizations. It is up to each individual to decide if a resource fits their unique needs.

Use FINDER

IIDC Publications E-store

Looking for our e-store? The Institute has shifted focus away from self-publishing the work of our researchers toward publishing with more conventional means. If you have questions, please contact our Library.