Learning Commons

The Learning Commons includes study spaces, classrooms, a computer media lab, the University Writing Center and the Public Speaking Center. Visit the Learning Commons on the Perry-Castañeda Library 2nd floor (entry level) for help with research, writing, media projects and public speaking, or to take a class or study collaboratively.


Public Speaking Center

Public Speaking Center

The Public Speaking Center, a service of the Sanger Learning Center of the School of Undergraduate Studies, provides support for public speaking to all UT students. Make an appointment with a trained consultant for assistance with individual and group presentations.

University Writing Center

University Writing Center

The University Writing Center offers writing consultations, workshops, presentations to classes by faculty request and more.


Workshops @PCL

Workshops @PCL

Workshops @PCL are free, drop-in workshops on topics related to research, writing, oral communication and more.

Research Help

Research Help

Librarians can help you with your research! To ask a question, chat with us online, schedule a consultation with a specialist in your area, drop by the desk on PCL's main floor, or call.

Spaces in the Learning Commons

Learning Lab 1 A/B

Learning Lab 1
icon for location marker  Perry Castañeda Library, Floor 2

Learning Lab 1 has 96 seats (this room can be split into sides A and B, each with 48 seats) and 8 projector screens. All PCL Learning Labs are open as study space when not in use as a classroom. Classroom use policy and request form available here.  

Learning Lab 2

Learning Lab 2
icon for location marker  Perry Castañeda Library, Floor 2

Learning Lab 2 has 32 seats, 6 flat panels (with Airmedia), and 1 projector screen. All PCL Learning Labs are open as study space when not in use as a classroom. Classroom use policy and request form available here.  

Learning Lab 3

Learning Lab 3
icon for location marker  Perry Castañeda Library, Floor 2

Learning Lab 3 has 36 seats and 6 flat panels (with Airmedia). All PCL Learning Labs are open as study space when not in use as a classroom. Classroom use policy and request form available here.  

Learning Lab 4

Learning Lab 4
icon for location marker  Perry Castañeda Library, Floor 2

Learning Lab 4 has 36 seats and 6 flat panels (with Airmedia). All PCL Learning Labs are open as study space when not in use as a classroom. Classroom use policy and request form available here

PCL Media Lab

Media Lab
icon for location marker  Perry Castañeda Library, Floor 2

The PCL Media Lab provides hardware and software to create audio, video, still and 3D animation projects. Students, faculty and staff can use the equipment on a first-come, first-served basis. View use policy and request form for course use. 

Public Speaking Center

Public Speaking Center
icon for location marker  Perry Castañeda Library, Floor 2

The Public Speaking Center, a service of the Sanger Learning Center of the School of Undergraduate Studies, provides support for public speaking to all UT students.  Make an appointment with a trained consultant for assistance with individual and group presentations.  Visit their website to learn more about this service.

Note: Check in for your consultation at the main desk on the first floor of PCL.

University Writing Center

University Writing Center
icon for location marker  Perry Castañeda Library, Floor 2

The University Writing Center, a unit of the Department of Rhetoric and Writing, helps UT students become more proficient, more versatile, and more confident in their writing abilities. Visit their website to learn more about this service. The Writing Center space is open study space outside normal hours.

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