The Learning Commons

The Learning Commons at USM Libraries is designed to foster collaborative and active learning. Located in Bailey Hall Library in Gorham and Glickman Library in Portland, our physical spaces are filled with movable tables, rolling whiteboards, computers, and group study rooms

Many students choose to make the Learning Commons one of their “academic homes” on campus, where they can work with librarians, tutors, faculty, and each other in this dynamic environment. Many of our resources go beyond our physical spaces and can be accessed anywhere by USM students to help them achieve their academic goals.

The Learning Commons provides:

We also have a comprehensive and interactive directory of our services and resources.

Please explore this site, in addition to visiting our FAQ page for some of the most frequently asked questions about the spaces, resources, and services associated with The Learning Commons. If you don’t see the answer to your questions, please email us at or call us at 207-780-4228.

USM students, faculty, and staff seeking additional information may visit our internal MyUSM page.