Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC)

Contact for Reference Services

The IPRC maintains a non-circulating collection of monographs, curricula, journals and other reference items; and a circulating collection of videotapes, curriculum guides and packages.
Our library is equipped with the latest technology, enabling you to tap into major databases throughout the world housing collections on substance abuse prevention.
The library offers free loans of videos to prevention professionals and practitioners and free reference services to all citizens of Indiana. Use the "Library Catalog" link to search the IPRC's materials.

Please contact our Reference Specialist This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for reference services.

Circulation Procedures

Indiana prevention and treatment professionals, including teachers, counselors, coalition-leaders, government officials, etc., may borrow up to 3 AV items (DVDs, VHS tapes, CD-ROMs) at a time from the IPRC library at no charge. Other adult Indiana residents may borrow one item at a time. Materials may be kept for one week.

The IRPC ships materials at our expense to patrons outside of the Bloomington area. To request materials, contact the circulation supervisor, Naomi Pardue at 812-855-1237 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . To allow for packing and shipping time, please make your request at least 5 working days before the items are needed. The IPRC also pays for return shipping and makes arrangement for pick-up. Follow instructions included with the shipment to be sure that items are packed and ready for pick-up on the return date. Local users may also visit the IRPC during regular business hours (8-5 Monday-Friday) to pick up and return materials in person. (Ask at reception to speak to Naomi or Carole, either of whom will be happy to assist you.)

If the title you are interested in is only available on VHS, and you do not have the ability to play VHS tapes, the IPRC may be able to do a VHS to DVD transfer of the item. For this service, allow an additional 5 working days.