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IU Bloomington Library Tour

Better understand the libraries at IU Bloomington

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The Learning Commons

The Learning Commons, located on the first floor of the West Tower of Wells Library, offers a number of helpful services with access to high-tech equipment. The Learning Commons has 68 workstations and 18 collaboration rooms for student use, and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the academic year.

Learning Common Workspaces

The Learning Commons offers a variety of study spaces for students. This includes large tables for groups to work on projects and more.

The Learning Commons collaboration rooms

The Learning Commons offers 18 collaboration for students to use. Students can reserve these rooms up to 24 hours in advance. 

The Reference Desk


The Reference Desk offers on-demand research assistance for students, faculty, staff, and others via in-person, chat, email, and phone.

Healthy Operations Support Team (HOST)

The primary purpose of the Team is to promote physical distancing, use of face coverings, and other healthy behaviors that must be followed to allow IU students, staff, and faculty the opportunity to work on campus. HOST staff will also provide support for finding and connecting with needed library and academic services and generally helping people navigate the spaces as needed.