Welcome to the Learning Commons

The Learning Commons offers select in-person and online support for your academic and scholarly projects. See below for the many ways that our Learning Commons Partners can assist you.

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Access Services

Reserve a seat for studying at Richter or one of our specialty libraries. Find materials through uSearch and place a request for easy pickup. Search course reserves through Blackboard (look for uReserve link in each class) and get seamless remote access to library resources for your assignments and projects.

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Data & Visualization Services

Consult remotely with Data & Visualization Services librarians and specialists on GIS, data visualization, data management, statistics, qualitative methods projects and more. Email our team for more information.

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Modern Languages Lab

Get assistance with Chinese, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish language courses according to the Modern Languages Lab’s regular semester schedule via Zoom. See the Learning Commons Hours page for more details.

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Creative Studio

Virtual support using creativity tools and technologies, such as Adobe Creative Cloud, is available from the Creative Studio via email.

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Camner Center for Academic Resources

Online tutoring support for select courses can be booked through Navigate, which will send a Zoom Meeting invitation link to enter the session remotely. For specific questions, contact tutoring.arc@miami.edu.

Math Lab

Remote assistance with undergraduate Math courses is available according to the Math Lab’s regular semester schedule via Zoom. Visit the Math Lab website for a list of hours and tutor/course availability.

Office of Academic Enhancement

Learn how to apply for nationally competitive awards and fellowships, and receive mentoring and support as a first generation or underrepresented student. Receive advising and programming for Foote Fellows and various scholarship groups. Schedule an appointment through Navigate.

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Research Support / Peer Research Consultants

Ask research questions via email or chat at the Ask A Librarian page, which includes access to all UML specialty libraries in addition to Richter (interdisciplinary).

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Technology Support

Student Technology Help Desk (STHD)

Remote technical support for many computing devices is available for all students online and by phone. Visit the STHD website for more details.

Technology Assistance Program (TAP)

Get remote help with Microsoft Office productivity software by contacting TAP via this form. Register for a remote Excel, Word, or PowerPoint workshop at the Learning Commons Workshops page.

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Writing Center

Synchronous online writing consultations for any kind of assignment or project are available through the end of the semester. Schedule your session today at the Writing Center website.

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Toppel Career Center Advising

Receive immediate career advising by joining virtual drop-in sessions or make a scheduled virtual appointment  via the Toppel Career Center’s remote access link.