More than Just a Library - Anderson Academic Commons

Here we are outside of the Anderson Academic Commons, or AAC. Behind us to the south is Carnegie Green. 

The Anderson Academic Commons is the academic hub of the DU campus. With renovations completed in 2013, this state-of-the-art building goes beyond a traditional library - it includes spaces for students and faculty to engage in discussion and scholarship, as well as centers for assistance with writing, math and sciences, digital media, technology and research. It also serves as an intellectual meeting space for our 5,700 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students.

The research center is one I have used many times during my undergraduate career. As an art history minor, I have had to write papers on many different artists. This seemed like a daunting task until I met with the art history librarian at the research center. She was able to point me in the right direction and help me find some reliable, substantial research to complete some of my more challenging papers. 

Behind the bell tower to the east of the AAC, you will find the Holocaust Memorial and Social Justice Action Site. It is a gathering space that inspires the transformation of memory into social consciousness and action, and is an important addition to our campus.

Walk around to the left of the building and continue walking north until you get to Driscoll Green (or Campus Green on your map) - our next stop.

University of Denver Campus Audio Tour
  1. Introduction - Mary Reed and University Hall
  2. Educating Students - Daniels College of Business
  3. More than Just a Library - Anderson Academic Commons
  4. Getting Involved - Driscoll Green, Community Commons, and Old Fraternity Row
  5. Athletics and Wellness - Coors Fitness Center and the Ritchie Complex
  6. Life in Denver, CO - Dimond Family Residential Village and the City of Denver
  7. The Liberal Arts Philosophy - Sturm Hall
  8. Experiential Learning and Academic Support - Joy Burns Center/ Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
  9. Global Perspectives - SIE Complex
  10. Residence Life and Experiential Communities - Johnson McFarlane Hall
  11. Innovation and Exploring Your Interests - Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science and Newman Center
  12. Conclusion - We Are The University of Denver