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Learning Commons

This guide provides information about the Learning Commons.

Information about the Learning Commons

From Student Commons to Learning Commons 

The faculty and staff of the Rebecca Crown Library and Student Success and Engagement, along with other stakeholders, have created a student-focused plan with centralized services, study rooms, social and gathering spaces, and more. Without reducing the functions of the library, these elements are distributed throughout the building to further enhance how students learn — socially, with a cup of coffee (lower level), in a structured environment with a tutor or librarian (main floor), or through independent study (second floor). 

The university’s deepest goals for student success and engagement can best be achieved through a renewed focus on student learning located in the true heart of campus — the library. New partnerships between the Rebecca Crown Library, the Division of Student Success and Engagement, Information Technology, and the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, will ensure a robust service delivery.

Signature learning commons spaces include:
On the main level
  • The Academic Enrichment Center (AEC) and Disabilities Support Services (DSS)
  • The WeatherTech Innovation Lab (WIL) 
  • Library Instruction classroom
  • The contemplation space (enclosed library terrace)
  • Multi-purpose group study rooms
On the second floor
  • Group study rooms
  • Reading room
  • Collaborative working spaces
On the lower level:
  • Recording studio