Help Us Celebrate 25 Years of the Schurz Library
Former Library Leaders Jim Mullins and Michele Russo will be on hand to share their memories of the construction, move, and experiences at IU South Bend


The Franklin D. Schurz Library is hosting a reception to celebrate our 25th Anniversary from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 in the Library's 5th Floor Atrium. At 4:30 p.m. former Library Director Jim Mullins (now Dean of Libraries, Purdue University) and former Dean of Libraries Michele Russo will share their memories of the construction and move to the building, as well as their experiences with student engagement at the Library. Dean Vicki Bloom also will talk about the emerging and future role of the Schurz Library at IU South Bend


RSVPs are welcome, but not required. To RSVP, please contact Julie Elliott, 574-520-4410 or



Videos can be edited for viewing of selected content & can be embedded in Oncourse


The Library now subscribes to Media Education Foundation Video,  an online collection of films on gender, race relations, media and communication studies, politics and current issues, and much more. The library's subscription to the database allows for full public performance rights to the videos, which means that professors can easily show them to their students in class (or embed in Oncourse) without incident. The database also has an easy editing feature, which allows users to select specific clips to show to their classes.


Titles are continually added to the database, which  includes popular titles such as:

  • Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising's Image of Women
  • The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't Need
  • Default: The Student Loan Documentary
  • Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

Questions about this resource? Please contact the reference desk at 520-4441 or



Group to provide feedback on library resources, services, and policies

The Schurz Library and Wiekamp Educational Resource Commons are currently in the process of forming the Library Student Advisory Council (LSAC). LSAC is seeking diverse student representation, from the Student Government Association, various undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as other student groups.  Committee members serve at least one academic year and may continue longer. (Click link to learn more)




Book Donations Needed
Help us grow our library

Got Books?  Are you working to unclutter your home or office?  

The Franklin D. Schurz Library will gladly accept your gently used books, graphic novels, as well as unwanted DVDs.  Your donations help build the Library's collection and raise funds for new materials through a partnership with Better World Books.  The Schurz Library also accepts and greatly appreciates donations of current textbooks (2010-present).   Please contact Susan Thomas, Head of Collection Services for more information at or 574-520-5500.  Donations to the Library are tax-deductible.

Franklin D. Schurz Library
Vicki Bloom, Dean of Library Services
Julie Elliott, Library Newsletter Editor
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