Learning Commons

Leah Peterson Learning Commons

Northwest Nazarene University's John E. Riley Library was constructed in 1996 when student enrollment was less than 1,000 and graduate programs were virtually non-existent. By comparison, in fall of 2012 NNU had enrolled 2,052 students and started numerous graduate programs.

Now that it has been constructed, the Learning Commons is the academic hub of campus. With a strong dedication to technology, the Learning Commons features computer workstations and dedicated computer lab space.

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57,855 sq. ft. of Learning Space

The new learning commons is a combination of the old Riley Library building and 35,035 sq. ft. of new space.

The Learning Commons Balcony Area

17 Study Rooms

Throughout the Learning Commons are 17 study rooms of varing size. These spaces are set aside for group study and collaborative learning. They are very popular with the students and faculty.

A Learning Commons Study Room

One-stop Learning

The Learning Commons brings together a number of campus offices, including the Library, Information Technology, the Center for Online and Blended Learning, Academic Support Services, and Advising and Testing.

A Student in the Learning Commons

Contact Us

We welcome your questions and would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you about your gift to NNU. To get in touch, please call (208) 467-8423 or reach out to any person in the Office of University Advancement.

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