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Libera Winter Break Hours

Here is some staffing information for our friends in Electronic Resources (aka libera). You can always email libera with outages and other access questions, but they might not be as quick to respond over the winter break.

Week of December 18-22, 2023

  • Helpdesk hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Note: There will be limited staffing Wednesday through Friday. We appreciate your patience as there may be delays resolving issues that are typically handled by senior members of ERA/Acquisitions.

Week of December 25-29, 2023

  • The ERA helpdesk will be closed.
    • Please feel free to send any e-resource problems or questions you may have during this time. We will respond when offices re-open in January.

Week of January 1-5, 2024

  • The ERA helpdesk will be closed on January 1.
  • Helpdesk hours: Tuesday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Invisible Man

Does anyone know the story of the loose Invisible Man DVD? It looks like it belongs in Browsing, but I cannot find the case. It is currently on the holds shelf.

Library Access December 24-January 1

The Wells Library (and the IUB campus) will be closed December 24, 2023 – January 1, 2024.  Patrons needing library spaces, collections, and services during that time might consider using the Monroe County Public Library (MCPL).

The MCPL will be open with the following exceptions:
Closed December 24-25
Close at 5pm December 31
Closed January 1

Regular hours for all branches of the MCPL are found here.

The MCPL has study rooms which can be reserved at
(Room reservations require a library card, which is free for Monroe County residents of all ages.  More information is at

MCPL events are listed at