Learning Commons

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The Learning Commons (LC) is a technology-focused learning center located on the first floor of the West Tower of Wells Library. A partnership with the IU Libraries and University Information Technology Services, the LC offers wireless access and multiple services. Additionally, visit the LC Library Services Desk for quick help, reserve holdings, and circulation check out and returns. 

UITS Support Center (West Tower Fourth Floor)

Walk-in technology support these items and more:

  • IU accounts and central systems
  • Passphrases and Two-Step Login (Duo)
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Email setup for mobile devices and laptops
  • Windows and Mac troubleshooting

UITS Technology Center Consulting (West Tower Fourth Floor)

Support and customer service help with:

  • Printing
  • Software, like IUanyWare
  • Hardware questions
  • Plotter printing services (available on the fourth floor of the West Tower)

Writing Tutorial Services

Peer Tutoring

  • Peer Tutoring will be available in the Learning Commons for the fall semester.
  • Hours and times are to be determined. 

CrimsonCard (West Tower Fourth Floor)

  • The Learning Commons CrimsonCard Office is currently closed.
  • CrimsonCard services available in the Indiana Memorial Union location.

Research Desk

  • The Research Desk will be closed for the summer session and reopen in fall 2021.
  • Meet one-on-one with specially trained research assistants at any stage of your research process.
  • Get help with planning research, locating, and evaluating resources. 

Testing Computers in the Learning Commons



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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 24/7 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 on a first-come/first-serve basis and groups have priority.

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


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.  
  • Sleeping, 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.


Access to the Learning Commons for Fall 2020

Access to the Learning Commons and the West Tower will be limited and available by appointment only.

See the Libraries' quiet policy and the policy on behavior and conduct for more information.