Lilly Library Collections

Using Lilly Library ALF Materials

Materials listed in the online catalog as located in "Lilly Library-ALF" are stored in the Auxiliary Library Facility. Lilly Library materials must be delivered to and used in the Lilly Library Reading Room. In most cases, materials will be available within 24 hours of the request.

In IUCAT, click on the "Request this item" link next to the item's call number on the "Display" page to open up the "Bloomington Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) Retrieval Request Form" page. Fill out and submit this form online to request your materials.

To request ALF materials when you do not have a university network ID, you may also send an email to

For more information, see the IUB Libraries page, Request Materials from ALF.

For more information contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call(812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.