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Learning Commons @ RWU Library


Located within the Roger Williams University Main Library, the Learning Commons is an active, collaborative environment that integrates resources, services and expertise offered by several academic departments in a single location.  The Learning Commons is home to the University Libraries, Center for Academic Development, Department of Instructional Design and the Media Services Department.

The Learning Commons offers:

Research Services

Set up a research consultation with a librarian. They can help you discover the best resources for your research assignment and save you time!

Tutorial Support Services

Writing, math, science and foreign language tutuoring is available in the Center for Academic Develoment on the 2nd floor of the main library.

Instructional Technology Support

Call the ID Team at 401-254-3187 or email at for help in using Bridges, Elluminate, Panapto, and other academic technologies.

Printing Services

Print from over a 100 library computers or from your laptop.

Learn more about services offered by Learning Commons Partners:


Instructional Design

The Department of Instructional Design is part of Academic Affairs. Our primary focus is to provide faculty development and support for instructional technologies in order to enhance the teaching and learning at the University.


Media Services

The Media Services Department is responsive to the new technologies in educational media and communications. Ease of use, access, and integration of these technologies in support of instruction are our primary responsibilities. We also recognize audiovisual materials and technologies as a source of learning and research, and to seek to expand our services according to user needs and demands.


Tutorial Support Services

Tutorial Support Services (TSS), a component of the Center for Academic Development, provides free peer and faculty tutoring for all RWU students. TSS is located on the 2nd floor of the Library. Students can walk in and see a peer tutor; it is advisable for students to make an appointment to see a faculty tutor.