About the Library

Library Profile

Krannert Memorial Library (KML) is a vital information source for all members of the university community. Our collections include over 150,000 books and almost 600 periodicals subscriptions. In addition, we provide access to over 95 databases, which collectively include the full text of over 34,000 periodicals in addition to electronic books and reference works. Interlibrary loan capabilities extend information resources beyond the campus.

The beautiful library building was built in 1977 with significant financial assistance from Mrs. Herman Krannert, whose husband was an important Indianapolis businessman. There are four floors with ample furniture for research and study.

The Ask Desk, located near the entrance on the first floor, is a central point for getting help with research, requesting Reserve and media items, and checking out books. The Library's Technical Services area and the University's Writing Lab are also located on the first floor.

The second floor is home to the Faculty Learning Design Studio and the office of the Library Director.

The University Archives, located on the third floor, houses a variety of documents, publications, and artifacts relating to the history of the university and its faculty, alumni, and friends.