Scholars' Commons Facilities

Consultation Rooms: Use Policies and Procedures

  • Consultation rooms in the Scholars' Commons may be reserved by IUB faculty, staff, and graduate students, with priority given to IUB Libraries and Scholars' Commons Collaborative Partners.
  • Four consultation rooms have capacity for 8 people, conference table, and collaborative technology; three rooms have capacity for 4 people, casual seating, and a large screen display with touch-screen functionality; one room has capacity for 5 people, conference table, and collaborative technology. 
  • Booking requests can be completed via the Scholars Commons Consultation Rooms booking site. (Complete guidelines are available via our policy page and within the booking system).


Secure Reading Room

  • The Secure Reading Room is available to all library users, however, the use of library materials from the Libraries' Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) has priority over general use.
  • The Secure Reading Room provides space for people to access "restricted" materials (fragile, rare, large, and highly valuable library materials) that are housed in the Ruth Lilly Libraries' ALF. General users may be required to vacate the room if it is needed for using ALF materials.
  • Faculty and instructors may reserve the reading room to teach with ALF materials for a small class provided they give a minimum of 48 hours' notice. To request the use of the Restricted Reading Room, email
  • When ALF restricted items are requested, these materials will be delivered to the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the East Tower of the Wells Library, and must be used in this room.
  • All requests for "Stacks, Restricted" items received prior to 12:00 pm (noon) Monday-Friday will be delivered here by 5:00 pm the same day.


Hazelbaker Lecture Hall - Room E159

  • Hazelbaker Hall seats 48 people at desks and up to 60 people with auditorium-style seating arrangement.
  • Programming and services provided by the IU Libraries and collaborative partners have priority use of the Hazelbaker Lecture Hall (Room E159).
  • This room may not be scheduled for regular course instruction.
  • To inquire about the use of this room, contact


IQ-Wall Room - Room E157H

The IQ-Wall has been developed by the UITS Advanced Visualization Lab to promote innovative research and education using information-rich, ultra-resolution displays. The IQ-Wall installation in the Wells Library Scholars' Commons is a collaborative effort of the IU Libraries, UITS, and the Pervasive Technology Institute. The IQ-Wall is part of Indiana University's robust computing and networking environment used by members of the campus community to create, discover, and share information electronically. The purpose of the IQ-Wall is to support teaching, learning, and research.

  • Scheduled class visits for a demonstration or use of the IQ-Wall are welcome provided the students are accompanied by faculty or an instructor (the IQ-Wall space may not take the place of a registrar-controlled classroom).
  • Only IU-affiliated individuals may use the IQ-Wall.
  • To inquire about the use of this room, contact

The IQ-Wall is guided by the UITS Appropriate Use of Information Technology Resources policy.