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Learning Commons Academic Services

Supporting Student Learning

The Learning Commons provides in-house academic assistance to students such as reference and research help, advising, peer tutoring, writing assistance, study abroad advising, and advanced research opportunities.

Academic Advising Link
Undergraduate advising service with peer and professional staff, providing advice on academic support, SPIRE, registration, special learning opportunities and more.
Circulation and Course Reserves
Check out books, multimedia recording devices for class projects, laptops, interlibrary loan materials and items on Reserve for your courses.


Borrowing:  (413) 545-2623

International Programs Office: Study Abroad
Interested in studying abroad?  Peer advisors are available to discuss your plans for a rich international experience.
(413) 545-2710

Learning Resource Center (located on 10th floor)
Formerly Learning Support Services -- Tutors and Supplemental Instruction Leaders provide peer-to-peer tutoring to help meet academic challenges.  All academic support free to UMass students.
(413) 545-5334

Office of Undergraduate Research and Studies (OURS) (located on 10th fl)
OURS has one-on-one support available to help students prepare for and obtain unique research opportunities.
(413) 577-3002 
Reference and Research Assistance
Subject librarians are available at the Reference Desk in the Learning Commons to support your research needs, and can also be contacted by phone, email, text or instant message for support:  ASK A LIBRARIAN
(413) 545-0150
Writing Center
A place where students, faculty and staff of the University can work with knowledgeable tutors on their writing.
  make an appointment
(413) 577-1293

Service Desk Hours


Last Edited: 28 April 2015