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Access Policies

In-House Access

The Archives Listening Library provides audio and video workstations for public use.

After Archives patrons locate material of interest in either IUCAT (IU online library catalog) or the Archives card catalog, they are provided with a listening or viewing copy ("ATLs" dubbed from the original recording) and printed documentation about the recordings, which they may use in the library. Patrons are encouraged to request listening and viewing copies for recordings not yet dubbed.

A small collection of reference books and periodicals is also available for consultation in the Listening Library.

Library staff is available for assistance with IUCAT, and there is an online list of IUCAT help topics available for off-site patrons.

Loan Policies

Indiana University graduate and undergraduate students (Bloomington campus):

  • May borrow up to three recordings (ATLs/ATLVs) for one day (24-hours)
  • Patron signs a loan card, agreeing not to duplicate materials
  • Materials may not be checked out over the weekend.
  • Up to 10 pages of accompanying documentation are provided free of charge; additional copies are 10 cents per page
  • Failure to return items by the due date may result in a fine or suspension of borrowing privileges

Indiana University faculty, teaching staff, associate instructors, and Bloomington-area primary and secondary school educators:

  • May borrow up to three recordings (ATLs/ATLVs) for 2 weeks
  • Non-IU instructors must supply school or home address and telephone number
  • Patron signs a loan card, agreeing not to duplicate materials
  • Up to 10 pages of accompanying documentation are provided free of charge; additional copies are 10 cents per page.
  • Failure to return or renew items by the due date may result in suspension of borrowing privileges

Patrons not affiliated with Indiana University or Bloomington-area primary and secondary schools may use materials upon presenting a valid ID, but are not allowed to remove materials from the Archives' listening library. Photocopies of documentation are available for 10 cents a page. Please see Duplication Policies below for information regarding duplication of sound materials for research.

Duplication Policies

Copies of some field recordings from the Archives' holdings may be purchased for non-profit, educational, or research use. In some cases it is necessary to obtain permission from the individual or institution that holds the rights to the material before duplicate copies can be made. Price lists and order forms are available by contacting the ATM Archivist.