The Learning Commons in the Main Library is a tech-infused comfortable and flexible learning space and one-stop academic and information help center…with good coffee! The commons includes student spaces for group collaboration and individual study with modern technology amenities and high-quality assistance with information and technology resources.

Key Features

  • Study rooms and areas with large monitors and drawing surfaces can be reserved online (up to 2 hour max) by students
  • Lounge seating and movable chairs
  • Food for Thought Cafe
  • Power outlets are available throughout the Learning Commons
  • 90 desktop computers
  • Single service point for all library and technology questions

Faculty Reservations 

Faculty interested in reserving a group space for a class activity can fill out the group space request form here or contact the Learning Commons Coordinator at for more information. 

Hours for the Main Library Entrances & Service Desk

*Restricted access for All Entrances & Learning Commons. The Main Library is open all night, but after 1:00 a.m. access to the first floor Learning Commons (not any of the Main Library Collections) is available by swiping your UI IowaOne card and is open to current UI students, staff, and faculty.