Learning Commons

Welcome to the Learning Commons at Founders Memorial Library. Here, you can access services, resources, and spaces in support of your success.

Get Your OneCard, Food, Books, and More

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.

Technology Enhanced Spaces

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.

Contact Us

Dean's Office
Founders Memorial Library
217 Normal Rd
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
815-753-1995
lib-admin@niu.edu
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