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 Service 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 areas and the office of the Library Director are also located on the first floor.

The University Archives, located on the second floor, houses a variety of documents, publications, and artifacts relating to the history of the university and its faculty, alumni, and friends. The Fouts Rare Books Room, also on the second floor, houses a fine collection of old and rare books with examples of early printed works, artistic bindings, limited editions, and facsimiles of famous publications. The second floor is also home to the University's Writing Lab.