Summer Reading at Herman B Wells – The Browsing Collection

Whether you are taking classes or simply hanging out in Bloomington for the summer, Herman B Wells Library has a wealth of reading materials available for you. Choose from fiction, non-fiction, biographies, and more.


One great place to start is the Herman B Well “Browsing Collection.” This collection varies in genre, length, and subject to meet a wide variety of leisure reading tastes. Located on the first floor of the West tower in the Information Commons (near the help desk), books are grouped by authors’ last name. From Kurt Vonnegut to Nora Roberts, Tina Fey to Sherman Alexie, this collection is sure to have something of interest for most readers.

To search just the Herman B Wells Browsing Collection in IUCAT, select “Blmgtn – Herman B Wells” in the Library pull-down menu and “Wells Library – Undergraduate Services – Browsing Collection” in the Location pull-down menu. Watch this video for a short tutorial.

Does the Browsing Collection not have the item you are looking for? The book may be located elsewhere in Herman B Wells or another library on campus. Always search IUCAT to determine the accurate location of materials. For assistance, ask a librarian.