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About Anderson Academic Commons

Collaborative teaching and learning in the heart of campus

The Anderson Academic Commons brings together the University of Denver's top library and academic support services in one place to enhance student learning.

Opened on March 25, 2013, the Commons is the campus centerpiece for collaborative, technology-infused teaching, learning and engagement.

→ Find resources and events at the Main Library in the Academic Commons.

→ See the Academic Commons' services —including help in research, writing, math, physics and chemistry, digital media, teaching, technology and more.

→ Find information about current and upcoming exhibits.


See features and floor plans of the Academic Commons: Main Level, Upper Level, Lower Level.

View photos and videos of the new building.

Read about the building project, which was completed in March, 2013.

There's a lot to love about the Academic Commons.

The Anderson Academic commons by the numbers

154,223-square-foot building
98,000 online journals
39,500 linear feet of library collections onsite
4,000+ pieces of furniture refurbished and reused from Penrose Library
1,864 chairs each with access to power outlets
1,000 databases
200-seat event space
135 computers (Macs & PCs) for patron use
75-seat cafe, 50 seats on the porch
32 group study rooms, six seminar rooms and dozens of group booths
2 fireplaces