At IUB, what is the Information Commons (IC)?The Information Commons (IC) is a state-of-the-art technology and information center operated jointly by the Indiana University Libraries and University Information Technology Services (UITS). The IC is located on the first two floors of the West Tower of the Herman B Wells Library; the Information Commons 1 (IC1), on the first floor, provides an environment conducive to active learning and collaborative work, and the Information Commons 2 (IC2), on the second floor, provides a productive environment for quiet, individual work.
The IC1 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 IC2 features nearly 70 additional individual computer workstations and wireless networking, electrical power, and seating for more than 100 laptop users. (The IC2 observes the same hours as the Wells Library West Tower.) A current, high-use core book collection, career and general reference collections, technology consultation, library reference assistance, and printing are also available. In addition, the IC is a centrally located place for students and faculty to interact, to attend technology training classes, and to have full-service access to the latest technology.
To see when the IC2 is open, look for "West Tower" in the Wells Library hours.
The UITS Support Center in Bloomington has a walk-in office in the IC. For information about available services, see UITS Support Center walk-in locations and services.
For a list of the policies in the IC, see IC Mission and Policies.
Last modified on February 03, 2014.