A warm and inviting research experience. From the first light of morning until the very end of the day, the Jackson Library welcomes students, faculty and all visitors to take advantage of the many available study and research opportunities. With professional librarians available to assist in the research process and guide library users through the myriad of resources available, Jackson Library users can choose the types of resources they need for their research and then select one of the variety of study areas to work on their project or assignment. The Jackson Library's three floors provide an after-hours study room, group study rooms to accommodate groups of varying sizes, reading lounges, comfortable lounge seating and various table configurations to respond to the committed researcher's needs. The IWU Instructional Resource and Media Center (IRC) is also located in the library. The IRC offers media services, equipment, and materials for patrons and visitors to use; it also provides audio-visual editing suites, a production room and multimedia workstations.
Jackson Library is located in the center of IWU's campus, surrounded by ten buildings. Given its central location, the facility's large corridor serves as the main route through which students can crisscross IWU's campus. From the intersection of South Washington and East 38th Streets, proceed south on Washington Street one block and turn left (east) into the Elder Hall parking lot. Proceed straight to the first stop sign and turn right (south). Follow Selby Street to the end of the cul-de-sac.
A drop-off and pick-up zone is located on the cul-de-sac north of the library. The parking lot closest to Jackson Library is available directly to the north of Burns and Elder Halls, along the east side of South Washington Street.