Library Workshops, Room Booking and Consultation Services

The Libraries offer an array of services designed to support research, teaching and learning:

  • Consulting with experts is available weekly within the Scholars Commons when classes are in session.
  • Schedule an appointment for research assistance in the Wells Learning Commons.
  • Book rooms in various library locations, including rooms equipped with special media equipment and a dedicated interview room.
  • Browse our workshops.

Booking Rooms

In several library spaces, group study spaces, collaboration rooms and quiet study spaces may be reserved in advance by students, faculty and staff. More information about additional spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Wells Library Scholars Commons (East Tower 1st Floor)
    Book these rooms

    Scholars Commons consultation rooms may be reserved by IUB faculty, staff, and graduate students at least 24 hours in advance, Monday - Friday. If not reserved, and all day Saturday and Sunday, rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis to groups or individuals.

    Four consultation rooms have capacity for 8 people, conference table, and collaborative technology; three rooms have capacity for 4 people, casual seating, and a coffee table; one room has capacity for 5 people, conference table, and collaborative technology.

    Rooms may not be used for course instruction or to hold office hours. Complete guidelines are available via our booking policies statement or within the booking system.
  • Wells Library Media Services (Ground Floor)
    Book these rooms

    Media rooms may be reserved by Bloomington faculty, graduate students and staff Monday-Thursday, 8a-10p, and Friday 8a-5p during academic terms. First-come, first-served outside reservation hours. Priority is given to media-related projects and viewings.

    Four rooms have capacity for up to 5 people, conference table, whiteboard, monitor, computer workstation with RCA/composite/HDMI/VGA connectivity and the capacity for Blu-Ray, DVD and VHS playback. 
  • Wells Library West Tower (4th Floor) 
    Book these rooms

    • Interview Room (W415) - May be reserved Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 9:00pm. The Interview Room is available to patrons looking for a small, private space to hold phone interviews or video conferences (Skype, Zoom, etc). The Interview Room includes a whiteboard and a single small table that fits one to two chairs per side. No equipment or phone line provided. Wireless connectivity only. First-come, first-served outside reservation hours. 
    • Four collaboration rooms (W417, W419, W421, and W423) - May be reserved seven days a week, 4 pm- 10pm. Group study rooms include a whiteboard and a single small table that will accommodate two to five people. No equipment or phone line provided. Wireless connectivity only. First-come, first-served outside reservation hours. 

Scholars Commons Workshop Series

We are excited to offer a broad selection of workshops in the Scholars' Commons this semester, including sessions hosted with the Office of Scholarly Publishing, Counseling and Psychological Services, The Graduate Mentoring Center, the Office of Research Administration, and others.

View the full calendar of workshops

Workshops cover a wide array of topics of interest to scholars including digital humanities, research tools, and more.

Scholars Commons Consulting

A diverse range of consulting and expertise is available on a weekly basis when classes are in session. See the schedule below and drop in during the hours listed.

View the full calendar for Scholars Commons' Consulting.

10:00am - 12:00pm, 157N, .
2:00pm - 4:00pm, 157R, .
2:00pm - 3:00pm, 157N, .

Schedule a Research Consultation

The Learning Commons Research Assistants are trained to provide a variety of research-related services, including:

  • in-depth research assistance and resource orientation
  • one-on-one consulting in search practices and research methodology
  • assignment-based research support

Generally, appointments are available Monday through Thursday, 10a - 6p and on Fridays from 11a - 2p. If you would like to make an appointment outside of available hours, or have questions about this service, please send us a message at reassist [at]

If you would prefer to meet with a subject librarian, please use the following form.