Rooms and Spaces

Current Space Projects

See our current space projects page for information about our latest projects!


Adobe Creative Commons

creative commons

The Adobe Creative Commons – a collaborative project between UNM University Libraries, UNM Information Technologies, and Adobe Creative Campus – is a digital media workspace and resource center for all creative pursuits on campus. Located on the first floor of the historic Zimmerman Library, the space will provide resources including high-powered computers loaded with the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, several secluded editing bays, two fully equipped audio booths, and a wide variety of audio-visual equipment available for check out. More information at

Group Study Rooms

study room


Group Study Rooms are available at all our libraries.

  • Reservable by UNM students, staff or faculty
  • Reservations can be made for up to 2 hours
  • Rooms are held for 15 minutes after the reservation
  • Many study rooms have flat panel screens
For more information see the Group Study Room Policy.
Reserve a Room Now!

Zimmerman Library Learning Commons

students studying in the learning commons
The Zimmerman Library Learning Commons has it all!
  • computers and laptops
  • power and connectivity
  • secure recharging stations for your gadgets
  • cloud printing
  • free scanners
  • popular reading collection
  • portable dry erase boards
  • great furniture for collaboration - booths, large chairs and sofas
  • laptop check out kiosk
  • treadmill desks

DEN 1 in Centennial Science and Engineering Library

den 1

Reserve a workstation in person using the reservation station located in DEN 1.

Dual monitor Macs and PCs loaded with special software – including the complete Adobe Creative Cloud – can be reserved. 

  •  3 Mac and 3 PC workstations with dual monitors
  •  Reserve for 3 hours and re-reserve if no one is waiting
  •  Reserve up to 2 weeks in advance
  •  NetID and password required

Installed software packages may change without notice. Currently installed packages include:

  • Graphic Design & Photography:  InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom
  • Gaming & App Design: Buildbox, GameMaker Studio Master, Stencyl, Xcode, Flash
  • Video & Animation: Camtasia/Snagit Bundle, Premiere Pro, After Effects
  • Data Manipulation: Anaconda, ArcGIS, IBM SPSS Stats, MatLab, Nvivo, QGIS, Stata

DEN 2 in Centennial Science and Engineering Library

den 2

Schedule a collaborative or virtual reality session online.

Reserve for up to 3 hours per day and up to 16 weeks in advance.

  • HTC Vive virtual reality workstation
  • 75” 4K flat screen and ceiling speakers
  • PC and Mac mini desktops
  • Cables to connect a laptop
  • Apple TV
  • Sony FDR-AX53 4K video recorder
  • Webcam and 2 room microphones
  • WiFi hub for better connectivity to Lobo WiFi

Quiet Spaces

Quiet study areas are located in each library:
  • Zimmerman Library - West Wing & Willard Room
  • Zimmerman Library - Study carrels on 2nd & 3rd floor
  • Centennial Library - East wing (periodicals area) of Lower Level 1
Find quiet spaces on the floor maps.

Graduate Student Commons

Gradute Student Commons in Zimmerman Library

A dedicated space for graduate students in Zimmerman Library.

  • Located just off the Zimmerman Library first floor lobby
  • Open during normal library hours, and available exclusively to graduate students
  • A quiet study space with tables and desk chairs, as well as comfortable armchairs
  • Lockers are available along one wall
  • Wireless access and outlets so students can use laptops or mobile devices

Zimmerman Library West Wing and Willard Room

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic no events will be held in the Willard Room or West Wing until further notice.

tables and chairs in the willard room

Reserving the West Wing

Special events may be held in the Willard Room. Since the area is a popular quiet study space for students events are scheduled by the College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences Dean's office to ensure that these areas are minimally disrupted. Under current policy, music is not allowed in the Willard Room or West Wing. All University Libraries co-sponsored events also operate under these policies. The Willard Room cannot be reserved for group study use. Group study rooms can be reserved through the Reserve a Room page.

For information on the status of the project to cover the Adams Murals check the Campus Climate webpage.

  • Event requests from UNM departments will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Requests for events during UNM finals weeks will only be approved on very rare occasions.
  • Events must be scheduled during normal library hours.
  • University Libraries does not have event or catering staff. The only approved caterer for events held in any of our spaces is UNM Food.
  • The Willard Room can accommodate approximately 50 people and the Great Hall approximately 150 for lectures. Seating for catered events varies. 
  • Email the details of your event including date, time, the estimated number of attendees, purpose, set up needs, contact information and any other relevant information to Amy Vance-Mullins at
  • Outdoor spaces around Zimmerman Library are managed by the Student Activities Center. Please contact them for space use requests.