Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons Services

Group Study Rooms

There are several Group Study Spaces along the outer walls of the south Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons area; first come, first served. These rooms have open door frames.

There are four Group Study Rooms that can be reserved. These rooms have doors that close, white board space, and two have video monitors. See the Group Room page for information about amenities, the policy, and the link to the reservation form.

Ask A Librarian Services

The UWM Libraries’ User Services Division exists to guide and assist student’s research questions. In-person help is available at the Ask A Librarian desk, now located at the main service desk in the Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons. You can email or chat with a librarian 24/7. In addition, you can contact the librarians through phone, fax, or paper mail.

Ask A Librarian homepage

Information Literacy Instruction Classrooms

The Research and Instructional Support department holds several hundred classroom sessions each semester, including by request workshops which are available to the general public. These sessions are held in the two classrooms on the north side of the Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons: Classroom A (W190) and Classroom B (W194). These rooms feature advanced media and presentation technology.

Instructors wishing to bring their classes to the library for an orientation session on library resources pertaining to their assignments may schedule a time by completing the Course Integrated Instruction Request form.

When not in use for bibliographic instruction and events, the rooms and their computers are available for student use.

University Information Technology Services (UITS)

UITS Lab Consultants in the Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons assist students with technology-related questions. See the UITS page for more information.


The Campus Connections Arch in the south Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons offers a space for any UWM student service group to have regular weekly hours to provide students in the Learning Commons assistance. The following UWM Student Services have current desk hours at the Campus Connections Arch.

Student Success Center Monday – Thursday 4 PM – 7PM

PASS (Panther Academic Support Services) Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays from 12 Noon – 2 PM.

Women’s Resource Center –  No Fall Hours

Neighborhood Housing Office – No Fall Hours

Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research – No Fall Hours

LGBT Center – No Fall Hours

Career Development Center – No Fall Hours

Writing Center

  • No hours at the Campus Connections arch, but they have a satellite on the first floor East Wing of the UWM Libraries, near E159. Regular hours at their office in Curtin Hall Room 127.
  • Writing Center

Office Supply Vending Machine

Located at the far end of the main circulation desk, near the entrance to the north Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons.

  • Items offered: Whiteboard markers (various colors; individual or pack), sharpies, erasers, post-its (various colors; various sizes), Wite-Out, pens (pack), highlighters (pack), pencils (regular or mechanical; pack), USB drive, UWM rain poncho, tuna salad, trail mix, index cards (100 or 150 pack; various sizes; various colors)