Friday, April 30, 2010

Lending Library at IU is great resource

Here in the office at Down Syndrome Indiana, the staff are always trying to learn about new resources and organizations that we can then share with you.

This week we spent some time with our friends at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC) at IU. While we learned about a ton of resources, there is one in particular that I would like to share with all of you; and that is their lending library!

In the IIDC lending library, over 8,500 books, videos, and kits are available that may be borrowed by anyone in Indiana for free. We were told shipping is free as well. The materials cover disabilities (including Down syndrome, of course) across the life span, life areas (such as education, employment, and recreation), and disciplines. To access the lending library, please go to this link: and click on “Search our collection”. You may also go straight to this link:

For more information or questions about the lending library, you can call 1-800-437-7924 or 812-855-9396.

Also, don’t forget that DSI has a lending library as well (but we don’t have 8,000 books)!

It is my pleasure to serve you!

Lisa Tokarz-Gutierrez
Executive Director