Securian Learning Commons

Securian Learning Commons sign with Chihuly glass sculpture in foreground, second floor.

Welcome to the Securian Learning Commons!


The University of Minnesota Duluth's Securian Learning Commons offers dedicated and specialized learning spaces on the first two floors of the Kathryn A. Martin Library.

Multimedia Hub (floor 1)

The Multimedia Hub has a new location!  This space on the library's first floor offers students, faculty and staff a user-friendly environment to edit videos, audio, photos, and websites. They can also assist with captioning and formatting videos for YouTube or Kaltura whether the videos are for class or personal projects.

Research & Learning (floor 2)

UMD has a team of expert research librarians who provide virtual research assistance located in the Learning Commons on the library's second floor. In-depth research support is offered for both individuals and small groups. Contact a librarian who will help you identify topics, research strategies, and data sources for all the work you're doing.

Securian Mathematics Laboratory (floor 2)

The Math Learning Lab is located on the second floor of the Kathryn A. Martin Library, offering the most up-to-date active learning technology.  Its two unique components are self-paced learning with instructors on site, and software that guides adaptive learning that allows students to work on a specific topic until they understand and can move to the next level.

Tutoring Center (floor 2)

A very busy tutoring center

The Tutoring Center offers free drop-in academic assistance to UMD students enrolled in a wide range of courses. Need a little help with the concepts, or studying for a test, we can help. Students who are tutors have taken these classes and succeeded. Who better to get tips from?

87% of students, who participated in the Tutoring Program, report improved grades on tests and quizzes as well as improved overall academic success.

Writers' Workshop (floor 2)

One on one help with your writing project

Whether you are new to college-level writing or a graduate student working on a thesis, the Writers' Workshop will provide free, one-to-one consultations on your writing project as well as English as a Second Language (ESL) services. The Workshop is open to all UMD students, staff and faculty because, as we say in the Workshop, we all write.

Over 95% of those who come to the Writers' Workshop say they had a positive experience. We're confident you will, too, so come see us. You'll be glad you did!