LLC at a Glance

The new Library & Learning Commons is the place where Saint Mary's students and faculty will collaborate and learn from each other outside of traditional classroom boundaries. 

Current vs. Planned Space*

Compare the current and planned space, and view site plans for the new Library & Learning Commons (LLC):

Current SMC Library New Library & Learning Commons

Built for 800 students

38,000 square feet

Seating for 281

Group study spaces: 3

Limited special collections

Outdated technology

Built for 4,200 students

60,000 square feet

Seating for 800

Group study spaces: 18

Special collections

Innovative media and instruction rooms

Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Grand Reading Room


Floor Plans*

First Floor:

First floor of new LLC

Second Floor (entry level):

Second floor of new LLC.

Third Floor:

Third floor of new LLC.




Walking up to LLC.

Exterior of LLC.

Additional exterior of new LLC.

New LLC patio.

Approach of LLC.



Room in new LLC.

Grand Reading Room in new LLC.

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