Information Commons

The Information Commons located on the second floor of the Darling Library covers nearly 50% of the library’s total floor space and is available at all times when the library is open. Access is open to HIU students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

Information Commons services and resources:

30 iMac computers

  • Mac and Windows Operating Systems
  • Standard office applications
  • Specialized software that support coursework


  • Black & white (5¢/page)
  • Color (30¢/page)
  • Color photo paper (50¢/page)


  • 2 flatbed scanners
  • Headphones for check out

Assistance with research and related technical problems

Wireless access for personal devices

Collaborative Student Innovation Lab

The CSI Lab is available for groups of 2 to 6 students. The key may be checked out for up to 4 hours at a time from the Information Commons staff desk.

Information Commons in the Darling Library

Sign for Collaborative Student Innovation Lab