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The Learning Commons at Lamson Library is a state-of-the-art integrated research and technology center that provides Plymouth State students, faculty, and staff with access to a wide variety of tools and materials, information technology resources and academic support services.

The Learning Commons opened in the Fall of 2006. The architecture and layout of the library was modified to reflect an increased emphasis on technology resources, group study and integrated support services. Library and IT staff were cross-trained to provide enhanced services. Read more…(PDF)

Recent News

Building Hours

February 18th, 2013 by Michael

Did you know the Learning Commons building is open until midnight Sunday through Thursday? See the full building hours, including holidays and exceptions.

Learning Commons – Cafe

April 15th, 2011 by Michael

You’ll never need to leave the building when you need a quick pick-me-up to revive you. The Commons Cafe serves coffee, juice and water, along with pastries, sandwiches and salads to keep you energized and sustain those long study sessions.

Learning Commons – MPC

April 15th, 2011 by Michael

The Media Presentation Center (MPC) is equipped with state-of-the-art technology tools you need to create presentations, build web sites, film and edit videos and manipulate images. The MPC is open any time the building is open and is staffed by highly trained student consultants who are available to advise you on the use of these tools.

Learning Commons – Faculty

April 15th, 2011 by Michael

Faculty find the support they need to integrate technology into their courses by using the Moodle course management system, borrowing technology equipment for presentations or conferences, and exploring new technology tools such as blogs and social networking. Visit the Learning Technologies and Online Education department’s page for a list of resources they provide: http://go.plymouth.edu/ltoe

Learning Commons- Students

April 15th, 2011 by Michael

Students can find the support they need to achieve academic success at the Learning Commons.  Students have different learning styles, so the staff at the Learning Commons is available to help you with using technology, researching papers, creating presentations, improving your writing skills and finding a study group.

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Coming Soon: Merrill Place Residence Hall and Conference Center

Starting fall 2017, Plymouth State students will have a new residence hall to call home. To accommodate its growing enrollment, the University recently began construction on Merrill Place Residence Hall and Conference Center, a seven-story building that will house up to 350 students. “Merrill Place’s design is in line with the evolving housing preferences of […]