Welcome to the Learning Commons at Founders Memorial Library. Here, you can access services, resources, and spaces in support of your success.
Get Writing Help
The University Writing Center can help you with your academic writing for courses, such as essays and presentations, and career-related documents, such as resumes and cover letters.
Location: Second floor, room 260.
Get Research Help
Subject Specialist Librarians can help you access and use resources for your research. You can get help via the virtual reference chat on the Libraries' homepage, and by email using the Ask A Librarian online form.
Location: Virtual presence and first floor.
Get Course Help
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is interactive out-of-class group study sessions. Make an appointment online.
Location: Third floor, room 393.
Get Technology Help
At the Technology Support Desk you can get help using NIU technology and device help, such as battery issues and virus removal.
Location: First floor.
The OneCard Office issues the official IDs for students and NIU personnel and manage Huskie Bucks, NIU’s designated debit card system. Location: First floor, room 104.
Caribou Coffee & Einstein Bros. Bagels is in the basement and offers food and drink in case you need a little nourishment between study sessions. Location: Lower level.
At the Circulation and Reserves desk you can check out books and technology such as laptops, pick up holds, and check out course reserves and select textbooks. Location: First floor.
The Learning Commons has technology enhanced spaces, including assistive technology in the Accessibility Resource Study Room. Location: First floor, room 102.
Visit the Founders Library Digital Media Studio to record presentations in the One Button Video Recording Studio or Lightboard Studio. Location: Third floor, rooms 337 and 340.
For group work, visit the Collaboration Stations which are equipped with large tables, six chairs and 40" monitors. Location: First floor.
For information about study and quiet spaces, see Designated Library Spaces.
Subject Specialist Librarians