Learning Commons

Imagine if there was one central location at the University of Miami where you could go to find academic resources, get help with a writing project or presentation, or collaborate with classmates on an assignment. Such a place is now a reality on the first floor of the Otto G. Richter Library.

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.


  • Print photos, posters, and 3D objects
  • Check out cameras and other audiovisual equipment
  • Learn software to create multimedia projects
  • Visit the Digital Media Lab


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




  • Develop your knowledge of GIS, Digital Humanities, qualitative methods, and statistics
  • Find, manage, interpret and publish data
  • Learn specialized software and tools


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



  • Find articles, textbooks, and more
  • Check out resources and tools
  • Locate study space
  • Visit the UM Libraries