LGBTQ+ Library Policies


Circulation Loan Periods

No new materials will be checked out until all overdue items have been returned.

Books: 4 weeks

DVDs: 1 week (limit 4)

Zines: 1 week

CDs: 1 week


Returning Items

Items may be returned in person to our office staff or placed in the return box inside the office during normal business hours. Items (with the exception of zines) may also be returned to the Herman B. Wells Library or placed in the drive-up return bin on Jordan Ave. between the Theatre & Drama building and the Wells Library.


Screening Rights

In accordance with the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries’ policy on Copyright and Licensing for Public Performance, faculty, staff, students, and community members are advised that educational fair use in copyright law allows films to be shown in private or within a classroom setting but not at advertised student organization events, whether or not there is a charge to view the film. For more information, please see the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries Copyright and Licensing for Public Performance guide.


Replacement Fees

In the event that an item borrowed from the LGBTQ+ Library is lost or not returned, restitution (not to exceed the cost of the item) will be charged to the patron. If one item from a set is checked out (example: video set) and not returned, then the cost of the whole set will be charged if the individual item cannot be purchased on its own. Your patron information will be sent to the Office of Student Ethics for consideration of disciplinary action after a final overdue notice has been sent.


Damaged Items

All items are to be brought back in good condition (allowing for normal wear and tear). If an item is substantially damaged (e.g., water damage, missing cover, a scratch on a disc, or a page torn out of a zine), restitution will be sought equal to the cost of the item. This will be handled by the Office of Student Ethics in the same manner that replacement of lost items is handled.