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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 and central service 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.  It also incorporates on-site integrated technology services and support for faculty and students.

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 tutoring is available in the Center for Academic Development on the 2nd floor of the main library.

Student Accessibility Services

SAS provides academic accommodations to students with documented disabilities.  Located on the first floor of the Main University Library in the Jeremy Warnick Center for Student Accessibility, the contact information is 401-254-3841.

Instructional Technology Support

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

Public Printing Services

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

Integrated Support Services

Staff members at central service desks on the first floor provide on-site and online guidance and assistance with information access, library loans ( , technology assistance (  – all in a one-stop environment.

Learn more about services offered by Learning Commons Partners:

University Library

University Library

The Roger Williams University Library is the institution’s academic and intellectual center, proactively contributing to teaching, learning, and research in order to prepare the learner, support the scholar, and foster discovery and lifelong learning for all students, faculty, and staff.


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.



Information Technology

The Information Technology Department strives to provide access to teaching, learning, research, administrative, and communication technologies through a commitment to excellence in infrastructure, customer support, end user professional development opportunities, and technical leadership in fulfillment of the institutional mission and core values


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.

Media Tech


The Media.Tech Services Desk assists faculty, students, and staff members.  Services are provided over the phone, through email, live chat and to walk-in customers.

Student Accesibility Services

Student Accessibility Services

SAS ensures that students with disabilities have physical and academic access to the educational experience here at the University by providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations. SAS believes that the most successful students are self-advocates who identify their own needs, take personal initiative in problem-solving and decision-making, and effectively use all available resources to fully participate in the educational experience.