Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons

Welcome to the Learning Commons, the UWM Libraries’ gathering place!

The Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons is located on the first floor, west wing of the Golda Meir Library building. Completed in 2009, the Learning Commons offers vibrant, flexible and engaging learning spaces for students to study and collaborate. It contains the largest computer lab on campus (200 computers), reference services, library circulation, classrooms for information literacy instruction, and a café.

This facility is a collaborative effort between the UWM Libraries and University Information Technology Services (UITS).


Summer 2015 Hours
Tuesday, May 26 – Saturday, August 15

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: 3 PM – 10 PM

See the full library hours page for exceptions and holidays.

Coffee Shop

The Grind is a full service café. It is located near the building entrance and is open for the summer:

  • Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

For more information, including a full menu, see the Restaurant Operations site.

Students Talk About the Learning Commons

For more information about the Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons, please contact:

Molly Susan Mathias
User Experiences Librarian