Scholars' Commons

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The Scholars’ Commons connects researchers—whether faculty, staff, students or community members—to experts, resources, learning opportunities, and spaces that can assist with every stage of scholarship. Let us help you face-to-face at our Scholars’ Commons Desk on the first floor of Wells Library, East Tower or by phone, chat, or e-mail

Within the Scholars’ Commons, you will find:

  • Circulation Desk (where you can check out items and pick up holds)

  • Reference Desk (where you can ask for help of all kinds)

  • Digitization Lab

  • Mini Makerspace

  • Consultation rooms (available by reservation for grad students, faculty & staff)

  • IQ-wall room (available for reservation by emailing

  • Hazelbaker Hall, a large lecture hall space for events

  • Scholars’ Commons Exhibit Space, with rotating exhibits each semester

  • Reference Reading Room (which houses our print reference collection, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, indexes, and bibliographies.)

  • Secure Reading Room (a space to access restricted materials from the Auxiliary Library Facility)

Staff Directory

Senior Collections and Reference Associate
(812) 855-4596
Scholars' Commons Librarian
Assistant Librarian
(812) 856-3644
Visual Literacy and Resources Librarian
Assistant Librarian
(812) 855-9578
Computer Service Coordinator/Reference Associate
(812) 855-5690
(812) 855-9792
Digital Engagement Librarian
Assistant Librarian
(812) 855-7444
Social Sciences Librarian
Associate Librarian

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Located on the first floor of the East Tower in Wells Library, the Scholars’ Commons (SC) supports the journey from curiosity to discovery to publication. Researchers — whether faculty, staff, or students — come first in this space where they will find a powerful academic service hub that offers easy access to experts and technology for every stage of scholarship.

Reference Desk Service Hours

The Scholars' Commons is located on the first floor of the East Tower of the Wells Library.  Stop by in person, or text, call, or email.

Fall 2019

  • Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 10:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 1:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Sunday 11:00am - 10:00pm

Campus holidays and break hours will differ. Consult the Wells Library Hours for these exceptions.


The Scholars’ Commons brings together services from UITS, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, College of Arts and Sciences, Institute for Digital Arts & Humanities, Cyberinfrastructure For Digital HumanitiesData to Insight Center, Office of Research Administration, University Graduate School, Writing Tutorial Services, and many more.

For more information about the Scholars' Commons spaces and services, contact Anna Marie Johnson, Head, Scholars' Commons.