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Learning Commons: Floor 1

Learning Commons

The Learning Commons, located in room 100 of the Earl K. Long Library, officially opened on March 10, 2009. The Library and the University Computing Center are working together to provide the technology and research assistance that students need to be successful in their studies.

In 2017, the library added five additional group study rooms and an open collaborative group work space. 

The Reference Librarians, Library staff, and Reference and Technical Student Assistants provide support to students in using library research tools as well as assisting them in using the computers, software, and printing and scanning.soft seating group work space in the learning commons             computer area in the learning commons

The Learnkic scannering Commons hours are the same as the building.

The Learning Commons has 80 computers, some with dual monitors for student use. There are two monochrome and one color printer available to students. Campus printing is managed by the GoPrint system. 


Check out our public walk-up scanners. Two scanners allow you to scan to multiple formats and edit your scans on the scanner using the touchscreen interface. You can OCR your documents and even make audio files of your scanned texts! Please ask at the Reference Desk for training or learn on your own. The third scanner has flatbed and sheet feed scanning options.



There are many ways to contact the Library for reference and research support. Please use our Ask-A-Librarian options to contact us.

Questions about using the Learning Commons can be emailed to

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students at computers in the learning commons