Herron Art Library

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Welcome to the Herron Art Library

The Herron Art Library offers the IU Indianapolis community and residents of Indiana research materials on art and artists pre-history through the present day. The library formally began its service to the central Indiana community as an art research library in 1906. Today, the library continues to enjoy its long-standing reputation as central Indiana's primary lending art library for modern and contemporary art. The library's tradition of responding to the present-day needs of its users is reflected in the resources, services, and special internal and external projects in which the library engages.


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The Herron Art Library's holdings include books, DVDs, and journals, with emphasis on modern through contemporary art. The library is home to a notable and growing Fine Press and Artists' Book collection.

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Monday - Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 2pm 
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

For any assistance or information, please phone the service desk at (317) 278-9484.

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Email: herron@iu.edu
Phone: 317-278-9484
Herron Art Library Staff


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