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Learning Commons

  • About
  • New Books
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  • Librarians
  • Partners

The 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 Consultation 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.


Pease, Lesley
Librarian/Department Head
315-443-3209 | ldpease@syr.edu

Anantachai, Tarida
Librarian
315-443-9780 | tanantac@syr.edu

Hoover, Steven
Librarian
315-443-5526 | sjhoover@syr.edu

Kasowitz-Scheer, Abby
Librarian
315-443-1943 | askasowi@syr.edu

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.

Academic Integrity Office     Abby Kasowitz-Scheer, Lesley Pease
Art or Design installations     Lesley Pease
Athletics     Steven Hoover
English Language Institute     Tarida Anantachai
Honors Program     Abby Kasowitz-Scheer
International Students (Slutzker Center)     Tarida Anantachai
Maxwell Executive Education Programs     Tarida Anantachai
Office of Multicultural Affairs     Tarida Anantachai (interim)
Office of Residence Life     Abby Kasowitz-Scheer
Parent's Office     Lesley Pease
Posse Program     Abby Kasowitz-Scheer, Tarida Anantachai
SU Abroad     Tarida Anantachai
SU Sustainability Division     Lesley Pease
Transfer Students     Abby Kasowitz-Scheer (interim)
Tutoring & Study Center     Lesley Pease
University College     Steven Hoover
Veterans     Steven Hoover
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