Welcome to Zimmerman Library Learning Commons!

This supremely flexible space inside Zimmerman Library was designed in response to recommendations from UNM students and draws upon best practices from other universities. It embodies the UL’s commitment to meeting students changing needs. See photos of the space on Flickr.

Help When You Need It

  • Help accessing online and hard copy course readings/reserve items for your classes
  • Help accessing research materials whether at UNM or across the world via Interlibrary Loan/Library Express
  • Help connecting to and using equipment in the Zimmerman Library Learning Commons

Get help with your research in-person, online, or by appointment

More Power & Connectivity

  • Floor boxes, hubs, and added power on walls and columns
  • Triple the number of wi-fi access points
  • Furniture with power built in


Tools to Support Your Work

  • B&W and Color Printers, Copiers, and Scanners
  • Desktop PCs
  • Laptops/Macbooks/Tablets available for loan from our Service Desk
  • Large flat panels on mobile stands connect to your devices or to one of ours

Comfortable Furniture

  • Chairs with laptop arms
  • Sofas and cozy chairs
  • Ottomans with built in power
  • Benches

Individual and Group Work Spaces

  • Booths seating up to 6
  • Computer tables with privacy panels
  • Colorful mobile dry erase boards
  • Mobile tables and chairs

Sustainable Space

  • Highly efficient LED lighting and open access to existing windows
  • Completely remodeled bathrooms with paper and energy saving features
  • More recycling containers

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Zimmerman Library Learning Commons is certified by the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) at the silver level.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver level seal.UNM Go Green

Support for Zimmerman Library Learning Commons was provided by generous donations from:

Question designed by Mateo Zlatar, Plug-In by Filip Malinowski, Electronics by Pham Thi Dieu Linh, Chair by Jardson A., Meeting by Scott Lewis, Ecology by Thibault Geffroy from Noun Project.