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The Learning Commons (LC) features a variety of spaces and services on the Lower Level, First Floor, and Second Floor of Bird Library.

Visit our Learning Commons Services & Programs page for more information.

Lower Level

The Lower Level is a 24/5 space in Bird Library, featuring an all-gender bathroom and additional study spaces.

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Quiet Reading Rooms

Quiet Reading Room

  • Available during regular Library hours
  • Dedicated to quiet study



Open Study Tables

  • Available during regular Library hours

First Floor

The First Floor of Bird Library is a 24/5 space with many computer workstations. The floor also features a water bottle filling station, Lost & Found, zine collection, and rotating exhibits and displays.

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Information Desk


Check Out Desk

  • Available during Service Desk hours
  • Borrow books, laptops & loaner technology, and team or study rooms
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Reserve materials
  • More information available on the Borrowing page

Technology Desk


Self-Service Area

  • Available 24/5
  • Room reservations, book check-out, and catalog search
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Assistive Technology Room (Rm 123)

  • Assistive hardware and software available
  • Visit the Accessibility page to learn more about available resources

New Books

  • Located near the University Place entrance
  • Periodically updated with special topics and displays
  • All books are ready to be checked out
  • More information on the New Books page
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Zine Collection

  • Located near Pages Cafe, next to the east windows
  • Read a zine, leave a zine! Zine creators are welcome to leave a copy or two on the shelves 

BlackStone LaunchPad

  • A campus-based experiential program open to students, alumni, staff and faculty, offering coaching, ideation, and venture creation support
  • Visit the Blackstone LaunchPad website for more information

Pages Café

  • Cafe Hours
  • Microwave, ATM, public bulletin board, change machine, and vending machines
  • Cafe Seating available 24/5

Second Floor

The Second Floor of Bird Library is a 24/5 space with lots of seating options, study spaces, and available resources. Library Administration is located in Room 219.

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Open Study Area

  • Center for Undergraduate Research
  • Open seating available 24/5
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Quiet Computing Area

  • Computer workstations available
  • Printing, scanning, and copying services available

Periodicals, Newspapers, and Reference Section

  • Located near the 2nd Floor soft-seating area
  • Items do not circulate, but are available for use