The Grad Commons is as a flexible, multipurpose space in the heart of the stacks that provides a quiet environment for graduate students to work while having easy access to resources and experts vital to their research. There is a printer available as well as twelve PC computer workstations with disc drives.
Various kinds of seating are available including:
- Eight tables for independent or group work
- Six stations with bar-like seating with 2 USB ports, an outlet, and ethernet port access at each station
- Three areas with couches and lounge seating
IU-sanctioned graduate student groups may request to reserve the space for events on Fridays only. See the Policies & Procedures for details on requesting a reservation.
Location and access
A space dedicated to graduate students, the Grad Commons is located on eighth floor of the East Tower of Wells Library. When you exit the elevators on the 8th floor of the East Tower, turn right and then right again to enter the Grad Commons. From the stairs, turn left.
Graduate students must scan their CrimsonCard at the card reader to the left of the Grad Commons door to enter. If your CrimsonCard does not work, visit the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the East Tower and ask for a supervisor.