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The Learning Commons is a vibrant, comfortable social space equipped with 21st-century tools, technology, and services that support students’ academic success.

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  • Special Events
  • Book Bistro
  • Faculty office hours
  • Collaborative workstations
  • Group projects
  • Comfy seating areas
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The Learning Commons is maintained through a collaborative effort between several offces, departments, and programs on the University of Northern Iowa campus.

The contributions and perspectives from these continue to provide a comprehensive and versatile view of the academic needs of the undergraduate community.

The Learning Commons builds on existing partnerships with individuals, departments, and centers on campus such as the Academic Learning Center, Information Technology Systems, and Interactive Digital Studies.


Gail Bunz | Learning Commons Coordinator | | 319-273-6003



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De-Stress With Us!

De-Stress With Us!

04/19/2017 - Finals week is coming. Worry and fear not, Rod Library is here to help you survive this stressful week. Come and de-stress with us! We have the Graffiti Wall for you to draw, doodle, write encouraging messages, and etc. from April 24th – May 4th.   To really relax, join us ...Read more
Geocache for College Cash is April 24- April 28

Geocache for College Cash is April 24- April 28

04/19/2017 - Rod Library will be hosting GeoCache for College Cash, a Money Smart Week event, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, April 24, in the east lobby. To play this game and learn about important personal finance topics such as paychecks and budgeting: Read  7 posters ...Read more
Flute Concert

Flute Concert

04/19/2017 - Take a break from end-of-semester studying and join Rod Library for a chamber concert Thursday, April 27 at 4 p.m. under Dichotomy in the Learning Commons. The concert will feature works for flute by Valerie Coleman, Lazlo Zemplini, and more. ...Read more
Friends of the UNI Museum Earth Day Sale

Friends of the UNI Museum Earth Day Sale

04/12/2017 - Visit the Friends of the UNI Museum store April 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons as they sell fair trade objects from across the world including jewelry, textiles and, artwork. ...Read more
Celebrating National Library Week 2017

Celebrating National Library Week 2017

04/10/2017 - This week, the Rod Library on the Campus of the University of Northern Iowa joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer. April 9-15 ...Read more