Welcome to the Learning Commons

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Find articles, textbooks, and more. Check out laptops and other tools. Locate study space. Visit the UM Libraries.

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Develop your knowledge of GIS, Digital Humanities, qualitative methods, and statistics. Find, manage, interpret and publish data. Learn specialized software and tools. Learn more about digital scholarship at the UM Libraries.

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Book a group study room. Learn together. Collaborate on course projects.

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Meet speakers of languages other than English at the Modern Languages Lab. Practice listening and understanding the ideas and perspectives of others. Improve your ability to express yourself through speaking and writing.

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Print photos, posters, and 3D objects. Check out cameras and other audiovisual equipment. Learn software to create multimedia projects. Visit the Creative Studio.

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Gain confidence and improve your course performance. Increase your content knowledge. Develop your study skills. Visit the Camner Center and Math Lab.

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Find scholarly resources. Develop search strategies. Create and manage citations. Meet your librarians and peer research consultants.

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Technology Support

Install software, upgrade, or fix your computer or other tech device at the Student Technology Help Desk on the first or third floor of Richter Library. Learn more about computing and productivity software with either one-to-one assistance or in a workshop with the Technology Assistance Program (TAP), also located on the first floor.

To check out a laptop, go to Access (the central service point inside the front doors of Richter Library).

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Clarify your ideas. Organize your thoughts. Improve your prose. Visit the Writing Center.

The Learning Commons is a welcoming place where you are able to create and experiment, consult with peers and experts, discover and explore resources and ideas, and study individually and collaboratively.

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