Academic Resources

Established in 1969, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is Indiana’s premier urban public research university. This joint campus of Indiana and Purdue has nearly 30,000 students who are enrolled in more than 200 different majors and degree programs, the most in the state.

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University Library

Seminar Scholars will have full access to the University Library while in residence. Holding more than 1.3 million volumes, including the NEH/ALA Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, with subscriptions to more than 4,000 periodicals and journals and a full range of reference materials, the library also contains 400 public computer stations that provide access to campus electronic resources, IUCAT (the library catalog of Indiana University), and the Internet. The library also houses 1,700 study spaces. The seminar director’s work with the library to build its collection of Muslim American sources in addition to ISNA’s partnership with the IU School of Philanthropy has resulted in a fine collection of Muslim Americana, including the nascent digital Archive of Muslim American History and Life, which contains high-resolution digital images of historic Muslim American texts in addition to the annual reports of ISNA.

University Library’s summer hours are:

Sunday, 10-6

Mon-Thurs, 7:30-9 pm

Friday, 7:30-6 pm

Saturday 8-6

Participants will have temporary borrowing privileges at the library. In addition, a Conference Account with IUPUI University Information Technology Services will be established so that participants may have access to secure computing resources such as the wired IU network.

For questions with library technology or using the library, contact the Services & Information Desk at 317-274-0472.

If you need research assistance or help navigating electronic resources, contact the Religious Studies Librarian, Sara Lowe, at or (317) 274-0349.

Campus Center

IUPUI-Campus-Center-1h9b5pu.jpegThe seminar will meet almost daily in the Campus Center, the hub of campus life. In addition to meeting rooms, the center houses a bookstore, a credit union, and a food court, with plenty of open seating.