Learning Commons


The Learning Commons was developed through a partnership between USM Libraries and the Division of Student Success. It is not designed as a quiet study space, rather one for active collaborative learning. Students can work with Reference Librarians, tutors, faculty and each other in this dynamic environment. The Learning Commons at USM Libraries is here to help students achieve their goals through providing:

  • Library and Research help
  • Computers for individual and group use
  • Assistance with technology
  • Collaborative group study and small instruction spaces
  • Tutoring in person or online, particularly in writing and math
  • Consultation on learning strategies with a peer academic coach
  • Online resources, including tutorial videos and helpful links

The Learning Commons provides additional amenities and services for those who choose to make USM Libraries an "academic home" on campus. The Learning Commons is located on the second floor of the Glickman Library in Portland and the first floor of the Gorham campus library in Bailey Hall.