Learning Commons

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As of the 2023 spring semester, the Learning Commons will no longer be open 24 hours Sunday-Friday. Please consult the hours located at the bottom of this page for the most current hours.
The Learning Commons (LC) is a technology-infused 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.

Study Rooms are first-come, first-served during Summer Break.

The Learning Commons has 18 group rooms, seating four-eight people.

Learn more about the Learning Commons group rooms and other rooms in the Libraries.

Learning Commons Exploration Hub

The Learning Commons Exploration hub offers students a space to learn, make, and grow new skills, collaborate with students and professionals, and elevate their own learning. The Exploration Hub brings together services from across campus, including the Wells Library Makerspace, the Learning Commons Research Desk, IU Peer Coaches, and more. 

Students can reserve tables in the Hub to work on class projects, meet with study groups, or connect with students across campus. When not reserved, tables are first come, first served.

During the summer, tables are first-come, first-served.

UITS Support Center (West Tower Fourth Floor)

Walk-in technology support these items and more:

  • IU accounts and central systems
  • Pass phrases 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 Coaching

  • Peer Coaching will not be available in the Learning Commons for summer break
  • Schedule appointments by searching "IU Peer Coaches" in the Student Appointment Scheduler

CrimsonCard (West Tower Fourth Floor)

  • The official photo ID card for Indiana University
  • Provides access to essential services, such as:
    • Secure entry to building and residence halls
    • Printing services and IU Libraries
    • Sports and recreation facilities
    • Dining points and meal plan swipes

Research Desk

  • The Research Desk will be closed through summer break and will reopen for Fall Semester on August 22nd 
  • Available in-person (by appointment or drop in) and virtually (by appointment only).
  • 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. 

Wells Library Makerspace

  • The Wells Library Makerspace is open Monday through Friday, 12pm-2pm during summer break
  • Drop in and make something with our vinyl cutter, sewing machine, or 3D printer.
  • Attend a workshop.
  • Borrow equipment such as a DSLR camera or podcasting microphone.



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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 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.