Please join the IU Libraries and University Information Technology Services on Thursday, November 6, at 4:00 pm for the Grand Opening of the Learning Commons in the West Tower of Wells Library. A massive summer renovation project has transformed this space on the first floor of the West Tower into a magnificent collaborative academic environment designed to enhance student learning and research.
The Learning Commons 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 Learning Commons offers pervasive wireless access, a tutorial center, research consultations, peer advisors, and technological support.
The Learning Commons features a variety of seating areas to accommodate students’ diverse learning needs and study habits, including 68 individual computer workstations, 18 collaboration rooms, and seating capacity for approximately 800. In addition to modern furnishings, the recent renovation has resulted in a more learner-centered environment where students have access to the tools, systems, and support to turn information into knowledge. While the previous space was defined by a preponderance of computer workstations, the Learning Commons prioritizes collaboration and contemplation supported through innovative environments and expert staff.
Students can still find traditional computer lab technology they need on other floors of the Wells Library, including the 4th and 5th floors of the West Tower, which have an abundance of computer workstations. Additional technology, including flatbed scanners, is available on the 2nd floor of the East Tower. If you have questions about IU Libraries technology or the location of services, Ask a Librarian.