IBIC (Library)

The Merle A. Hinrichs International Business Information Centre (IBIC)

IBICGet access to state-of-the-art resources that support your research and study needs as a T-bird.

The Merle A. Hinrichs International Business Information Centre (IBIC) is not just a place for study on campus, although it offers plenty of group and individual study space, a state-of-the-art video conference room, workstations to access the campus network and yes, books to read, all in a picturesque setting that reflects the beauty of the surrounding desert and Southwestern architecture.

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IBIC Hours

Day of the Week


Monday - Wednesday

7:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Thursday - Friday

7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

* This schedule is for regular school terms. Hours vary during summer and interim sessions and on holidays. For the most current hours of operation, please call +1 602 978-7232.

Online Access to Research Materials

A library of the future, IBIC supports the learning and research initiatives of T-birds across the world, including students:

  • Studying at our Phoenix campus
  • Enrolled in Thunderbird's online programs
  • At locations around the world

THOR (Thunderbird Online Resources) is Thunderbird's online catalog and gateway to 50 databases and other resources. Accessible through IBIC workstations and any Internet-enabled computer, THOR provides instant, 24/7 access to all the research materials, literature and information students need to study.


View other IBIC library guides: ACCESS GUIDES

Expert Guidance Online or In Person

  • IBIC’s databases house thousands of journals, newspapers, books and specialized business resources covering company and industry information, marketing, finance and other topics relevant to Thunderbird's extensive business curriculum.
  • IBIC's online guides give students access to the most relevant sources for assignments and projects, while helping users become familiar with business information tools and build information competency skills.
  • The "AskIBIC" bulletin board on Thunderbird's student intranet site provides on-campus and off-campus students with the research help and answers they need.
  • Our staff of esteemed librarians can also help students locate information, utilize resources, plan research projects and more.