Indiana University

At IUB, what is the Learning Commons?

The Learning Commons (LC) is a state-of-the-art technology and information center operated jointly by the Indiana University Libraries and University Information Technology Services (UITS). The LC is located on the first two floors of the West Tower of the Herman B Wells Library; the Learning Commons 1 (LC1), on the first floor, provides an environment conducive to active learning and collaborative work, and the Learning Commons 2 (LC2), on the second floor, provides a productive environment for quiet, individual work.

The LC1 includes a 24-hour Student Technology Center that provides group work space, more than 250 individual- and group-configured computer workstations, wireless networking, a multimedia production lab, and many other features. The LC2 features nearly 70 additional individual computer workstations and wireless networking, electrical power, and seating for more than 100 laptop users. (The LC2 observes the same hours as the Wells Library West Tower.)