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Learning Commons

  • About
  • New Books
  • Images
  • Librarians
  • Partners

View of Learning CommonsThe SU Libraries Learning Commons is an active, open environment that supports student achievement and academic success through its services, spaces, resources, and partnerships. We comprise the lower three floors of Bird Library and during spring and fall semesters we are open 24/5.

We can help you start your research process, point out available resources and get you in touch with specialists in a variety of subjects. Our service is available in-person, via live chat, text, phone, email, or by appointment. Check the Ask Us page for more on research assistance.

If you’re in Bird and need us to come to you, just call or text our Helpline.

Come to the Circulation desk to check out anything that circulates: books, electronics, and rooms (with technology and without). Here is our full list of technology for loan.

Got more in-depth questions about your research or need some technology assistance? Come to our Learning Commons Technology desk - we're right next to the plotter.

Don’t ever hesitate to ask for help! That is why we are here.

New books area

Stop by the new books area to see our most recent arrivals. We add more books every week. They are ready to be checked out!

We group the new books into sections for fiction, non-fiction, SU authors, and books from SU Press. We also have special topics displays where staff will select materials for celebratory months (like Black History Month or Asian Pacific Heritage Month), University special events, notable times of the year, or to reflect a collaboration the Libraries have with another campus group.

Pull up a comfy chair and check out what is new to our shelves!

New Books is just inside the University Place entrance to Bird Library.

We want to share the sights and sounds of what is going on in the Learning Commons!

Check out our collections on Flickr and our YouTube channel.

Sights and sounds of the Learning Commons

Pease, Lesley
Librarian/Department Head
315-443-3209 |

Anantachai, Tarida
315-443-9780 |

Kasowitz-Scheer, Abby
315-443-1943 |

LoRusso, Natalie
Temporary Librarian
315-443-5526 |

Stawarz, John
Online Instruction Librarian
315-443-9784 |

The Learning Commons collaborates and partners with many units on campus and is always open to trying out new projects. Here are some of our current partners and their point people in the LC.

Learning Commons Partners
Academic Integrity OfficeAbby Kasowitz-Scheer
Art or Design installationsLesley Pease
AthleticsTarida Anantachai
Blackstone LaunchPadLesley Pease
English Language InstituteTarida Anantachai
Honors ProgramAbby Kasowitz-Scheer
International Students (Slutzker Center)Tarida Anantachai
Maxwell Executive Education ProgramsTarida Anantachai
Office of Multicultural AffairsTarida Anantachai
Office of Residence LifeAbby Kasowitz-Scheer
Parent's OfficeLesley Pease
Posse ProgramAbby Kasowitz-Scheer, Tarida Anantachai
SU AbroadTarida Anantachai
SU Sustainability DivisionLesley Pease
Transfer StudentsAbby Kasowitz-Scheer
Tutoring & Study CenterLesley Pease
University CollegeLesley Pease
VeteransAbby Kasowitz-Scheer
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