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About Schewe Library: Facilities and Accessibility

Schewe Library Information

Accessible Parking: 
The closest parking lot to Schewe Library is directly behind the Library off Park Street. The lot is small, but you will find a disability-accessible space on the leftmost side of the lot, closest to the building. From there, you can enter the main floor of the Library from the ramp that leads up the Hilltop to the quad. 


Other Parking Information: 
If you have a blue parking pass, you are welcome to park in the small lot behind the Library, if there is an available space.
We ask all other IC patrons of Schewe Library who need to park to do so on Park Street or any surrounding IC lots. 

If you are a non-IC affiliated patron, you can find a map of campus with visitor parking information here (Schewe Library is building 33) or park on any nearby street parking. 

Navigating Schewe Library and Elevator Access
Schewe Library has three floors. The elevator for Schewe Library is located in the librarian offices on the main floor, but is open to the public to use. It is located within view of a hallway near the circulation desk.  Any library faculty or staff member will be happy to assist you in locating it, if you have any difficulties. 

Stairs are located between the Circulation desk and Schewe 212 (directly to the right of the main floor entrance) and behind the Digital Learning Center.


Schewe Library is organized by subject with the Dewey Decimal Classification system. You can find a basic overview of Dewey Decimal Classification through this link on page 9; the following pages will give you a detailed explanation of what subjects are in each class. 

Each book will feature a sticker with its Dewey Decimal call number. Items with call numbers 000-499 can be found on the lower floor and items with call numbers 500-999 can be found on the third floor (see the floor plans below for more details).

Call numbers for specific titles can easily be located through our online catalog. If you have any difficulties locating an item, please contact a library faculty or staff member.

Restrooms are located on the lower floor near the Khalaf al Habtoor Archives. If you need an all-gender or main floor restroom, you can find one in Kirby Learning Center (building 23), a two-minutes away from the Library down an accessible, outdoor path. 

Sensory-Friendly Space

A sensory-friendly and meditation space is available on the third floor of Schewe Library in Room 304, directly to the right of the elevator. No reservation is required! 

Can't make it to the Library today, but still need our services? 

Never fear! Reference is available Monday through Friday, through our chat service, email form, or telephone.  Schewe Library has an extensive variety of databases and ebooks that you can access easily from off-campus. You're also welcome to put any books you need on hold through your account and we will have them ready and waiting for you at your next visit.

Won't be able to make it to Schewe for some time, but still need items? Contact our Access Services Manager.

Off-Campus Access: 

For most library resources you access from off campus, you will be required to input your Single Sign On username and password.  Here is an example of how this will look:

Username: smith.john
Password: SomePassword1234!

Note that you DO NOT include as a part of your username. 

If you experience issues access library resources off-campus, please contact the library at

1st Lower Floor

2nd Main Floor

3rd Upper Floor