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Rules and regulations for using the study rooms, including usage rules and making reservations.

Quick Rules

  • Please see circulation desk to use a room
  • Each study room can only hold 4 students at a time
  • Please call the Circulation Desk 219-980-6585 to make a reservation
  • Each study room check-out is limited to twice a day for increments of 2 hours
  • For dry erase markers for white board, see circulation desk
  • For portable heaters, see circulation desk
  • IU Northwest is not responsible for any lost or stolen items

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COVID-19 Updates

Due to the pandemic, the following has been modified for the safety of all students.

  • Because of the CDC recommendations of social distancing and standing 6 feet apart, all regular study rooms will be reduced to just 1 student per room
  • For larger groups, please use the tables and chairs around the main floors of the library
  • Larger rooms such as the Student Collaborative (LCC 130) will be locked. If students would like to use a room, they must see the Circulation Desk to check out larger rooms.
  • Cleanliness and sanitation of these rooms is the responsibility of each student using them during the day.

Study Rooms

The John W. Anderson Library Conference Center provides 7 study rooms:

  • LCC 207
  • LCC 208
  • LCC 209
  • LCC 240
  • LCC 242
  • LCC 304
  • LCC 306

Each study room is for current IU Northwest and current Ivy Tech students only, and they are not available to faculty, staff, or community patrons. The purpose of study rooms is to provide all students with quiet and private study space so that they made do their work quietly alone or collaboratively as a group. All study rooms remain locked unless being used. Each study room can only hold a maximum of 4 students at a time.

To use a study room, please present your student Crimson Card or Ivy Tech student ID at the circulation desk on the 1st floor. For groups of 2, 3, or 4, all students must present their Crimson Card/Ivy Tech student ID. The circulation clerk will scan your card(s) with a corresponding Study Room Key Card. Please keep the Key Card with you. When finished with the study room, please bring back the Key Card to the Circulation Desk.

Reservations for study rooms are restricted to day-by-day only. You may reserve a study room 24 hours in advance with a 15-minute late grace period. If you are late for your reservation after the 15-minute grace period, it will be terminated and given to the next student request. Reservations during Mid-Terms Week and Finals Week are prohibited.


Study Room Policies

Study rooms are only available to current IU Northwest and Ivy Tech students. This is because study space is scarce on campus. We ask students to abide by the following procedures and rules listed below. Note: the John W. Anderson Library faculty and staff reserve the right to refuse or ban any student from study rooms for any reason at any time.


Checking Out

All study rooms remain locked until use. Please see the circulation desk to check out a study room.

Barcode Scan

To check out a room, bring your Crimson Card or Ivy Tech ID to the circulation desk. Your card will be scanned along with a Study Room Card Key. You will hold onto the Card Key while using the study room. You must return the Card Key to discharge your time after study room usage.

1 reservation = 2 hours; 2 reservations allowed each day (4 hours)

A student may use the room for up to 2 reservations a day.

1st Reservation
A student may use the study room for up to 2 hours with up to 3 other students.
2nd Reservation
    If there is at least 1 other study room available and there is no line, a student may check out a 2nd reservation and use it for another 2 hours.



24 Hour Notice

  • A student may reserve a study room for only 24 hours ahead of time.
  • Students cannot reserve 2 or more days in advance.
  • Please call the circulation desk at 219-980-6585 to make a reservation.
  • If you fail to show up on time for your reservation, it will be forfeited to the next available student.


24 hour reservations are prohibited for Midterms Week and Finals Week.


Occupation Rules

When you are using a study room, please abide by the following:

  • Only 4 students maximum are allowed to be in the study rooms
  • Please leave lights on and do not block any windows when occupying the room for security purposes.
  • IU Northwest Library is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Please keep on eye on your belongings. The Circulation Desk has a lost and found. For valuables, these items may have been turned in to Campus Police.
  • IU Northwest John W. Anderson Library faculty and staff reserve the right to refuse or discharge any student from study rooms for any reason at any time.

Failure to follow these rules will result in a permanent ban from using study rooms.



  • Eating is allowed, but please clean up after yourself and place any garbage into designated trash cans
  • Please use dry-erase markers on the board only. Need markers? Please see the Circulation Desk downstairs

The Student Collaborative - LCC 130

The Student Collaborative

LCC 130

Student Collaborative

Are you a student and need a large room for collaborative work, study groups, using media, or just to have fun? The Student Collaborative, located in Library 130 (near the RedHawk Little Cafe), is an open large room designed for collaboration. Here is what the Student Collaborative has to offer:

  • D Table hooked to an HD display designed to connect to any device that uses a USB or VGA cable (laptops, gaming consoles, etc.)
  • 4 large tables designed for 4-6 students each
  • 1 large movable white board
  • Plenty of electrical outlets

Unlike study rooms, you do not need a reservation. Multiple groups are encouraged to use the room simultaneously.

If you need to reserve the room for a campus sponsored event, please contact the Circulation Desk at 219-980-6585