The Library offers 3 Learning Commons: Geisel East (2nd Floor), Geisel West (2nd Floor), and BLB (1st Floor). All offer a variety of amenities, including computers, software, competent help & support, educational services, a pleasant environment, collaboration areas, and comfortable seating. They are intended to enhance both the educational achievement and personal growth of UCSD students and to provide opportunities for student creativity & discovery. The Commons invite users who want to study, think, develop new ideas, and collaborate with others, or rest, read a good book, or surf the net.
This area is focused on undergraduates and houses nearly 100 computers (PCs). It is intended as an active, collaborative learning area. Learning Spaces Peer Consultants are available at the service desk to assist with general and technology-related questions. The space also offers scanners, copiers, printers, group study rooms, table and comfortable seating, games, and a child-friendly group study room for student parents accompanied by young children.
This area is focused more on upper-level undergraduates and grad students, and houses nearly 60 computers (PCs). This space tends to be quieter than the east side and accommodates individual study and quiet reading. Staff at the Research Assistance Desk located here can assist with entry level and advanced research questions. The space offers copiers, printers, table and comfortable seating, and the Data & GIS Lab. Government documents, reference materials, current journals and newspapers, maps, microforms, popular science books, and new books are also housed here.
This area houses roughly 100 computers (PC & Mac), and is intended as an active, collaborative learning area. Learning Spaces Peer Consultants are available at the service desk to assist with general and technology-related questions. The space also offers a general purpose scanner and high-resolution scanner (in multimedia room), copiers, printers, table and comfortable seating, application-specific manuals, and nearby group study rooms. A presentation practice room with a digital projector and a small multimedia room for creating everything from simple images to complex sound and videos are also located here.
Peer Consultants and other Commons staff are intended to help users solving problems and maximize their time in the Commons. They:
Send questions, comments, and suggestions to LearningSpaces@ucsd.edu.
Last revised: K. Goodson, 11/25/13