The Learning Commons (LC) supports and enhances student learning and research by providing state of the art technology and resources in a collaborative academic environment.

Located on the first floor of the West Tower of the Wells Library, the LC is a technology-infused learning center where students work on class assignments from start to finish. A partnership of the IU Libraries and University Information Technology Services, the LC offers pervasive wireless access, a tutorial center, research consultations, peer coaches, and technological support. Collaboration rooms are available by reservation.

The upper floors of the West Tower accommodate different needs: find space to study quietly, meet with groups, or practice presentations.

UITS technology support, including the plotter printer, are located on the fourth floor of the West Tower 

Learning Commons Policies

Respect for others and appropriate personal conduct are requirements for making the dynamic and academic environment of the LC possible.  

  • Any person who is disrupting or whose behavior threatens to disrupt the work of others in the LC will be asked to cease the disruptive activity or may be asked to leave.  
  • Offensive bodily hygiene or behavior that results in complaints or threatens to damage library property, disruptive behavior, food/beverage distribution, soliciting, roughhousing, pets, rollerblades/skates, bicycles, etc. are not permitted in the LC.
  • Speak in normal conversational tones.
  • Signs, displays, exhibits, posters, or other types of print or electronic communications are limited to those posted by LC service providers.
  • Group meals and large-scale food distribution are prohibited.

Learning Commons Collaboration Room Policies

Learning Commons Collaboration Rooms are intended for collaborative group study, not for course instruction, office hours, or events.

  • Rooms are available for reservation Monday-Friday.
  • Rooms are first-come first-served on weekends and during academic breaks.
  • Students may reserve rooms 3 times per week for a maximum of 2 hours per reservation.
  • Reservations can be made up to three weeks in advance but no less than 24 hours in advance.