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Learning Commons

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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 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. With the understanding that many questions arise while looking for a book deep in the stacks and away from a reference desk, we also provide help through our Helpline. Give us a call!

On the 1st floor of Bird Library, Learning Commons Circulation desk provides a variety of devices for borrowing. From cameras and digital voice recorders to tablets and laptops, they can help get you what you need to do your work. The Learning Commons Consultation desk can also answer questions and help you get your tech to work for you.

Initiated in 2009, the Learning Commons began a Resident Librarian program to bring new librarians and fresh energy to the library. The Resident Librarians provide core services including reference, outreach, orientation and group instruction in general and interdisciplinary topics. The Resident Librarians will also have opportunities to develop tools and work with a variety of services.

New books area

Changes to the New Books Area

The new books shelves just inside the University Place entrance to Bird Library have been expanded. This provides room for further titles in non-fiction and fiction across a variety of subjects as well as space for special displays.

Our current newspapers have also found a place just adjacent to the book-shelves and the comfortable seating.

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

To see past installations and displays, check out the On Display Archive.

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 |

Anantachai, Tarida
315-443-9780 |

Hoover, Steven
315-443-5526 |

Kasowitz-Scheer, Abby
315-443-1943 |

Not only is the library a great place to study it is also a great place to check out interesting design ideas from COLAB, see new ideas made physical by students in the the arts and material studies program, grab a coffee at Pages Café or hook up with one of our partners, like The Tutoring and Study Center or the Academic Integrity Office.

  • Tutoring and Study Center

    The Tutoring & Study Center (TSC) provides academic tutors for students seeking to do better in their courses. The TSC also runs tutoring workshops, academic assistance and training for individual students and small groups.

  • Academic Integrity Office

    Implementing Syracuse University's Academic Integrity Policies and Procedures, the Academic Integrity Office promotes a commitment to honesty and integrity among all members of the University community.


    COLAB is an interdisciplinary initiative based in Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts that brings students, community and corporate together, to bridge gaps and create opportunities. Using design thinking and methodology COLAB produces creative and innovative solutions.

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