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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

From December 2nd through January 31st, the Library at the IIDC will be staffed onsite only on Wednesday mornings from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Please request library materials early to account for the further reduced onsite hours. Email us at libiidc@indiana.edu or call us at 800-437-7924 and leave a message. The Library will be closed... Read more »

The Thanksgiving holiday is just around the corner and with that comes families, football, and food! I’m looking forward to watching the parade (albeit in it’s modified form this year) and decorating my home for the next holiday on the calendar. To allow for that vacation time, the Library at the Indiana Institute on Disability... Read more »

AccessComputing is planning a research workshop in early 2021 for undergraduates with disabilities interested in computer science research. Students will participate in research explorations designed to inspire participants to consider research careers and meet mentors with disabilities. Interested? Visit https://www.washington.edu/accesscomputing/apply-research-focused-workshop-undergraduates-disabilities-computing-fields to learn more about this opportunity.

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

For those with disabilities and their families, trying to navigate a complex web of services, programs, and other disability-related community resources can be daunting. In November, 2020, IU’s Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC) partnered with AWS Foundation of Ft. Wayne, IN, to implement Indiana Disability Resource FINDER as part of its library information and referral services.

“Research has shown that locating information about disability services and resources is a major hurdle for community stakeholders and disability professionals. As a state-wide tool, FINDER assists in making information accessible and geographically relevant for all Hoosiers,” said Derek Nord, IIDC director. “Through our extensive work across Indiana that touches on all stages of life, the IIDC is excited to expand FINDER’s reach to make it the go-to resource.”

FINDER 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, can be saved for future use and shared.

 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.