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Learning Commons Services Information

The Learning Commons brings together academic learning supports to help students with areas such as writing, library research, citing, time management, study skills, exam preparation, English language support, numeracy and math support, career planning and much more. We support students’ academic success through our on-demand and bookable services, online workshops and online tutorials, especially SPARK. Connect with us today!

For more information, including links for drop-in services, availability of bookable online consultations, and other types of partner services, follow the links below:



Libraries - Research Help

For links to all our services check out our Ask A Question web site or see our virtual hours web site for when available.

In-Person Research Help

  • Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday
  • Location: Scott Library, 1st Floor Desk
  • All York students and faculty can avail of this service

Virtual Drop-In Services

Other Services

Libraries web site


Writing Centre

Virtual Drop-In Services

Zoom drop-in services with writing tutors commence the week of May 16th, 2022 and run until Thursday, August 4th, 2022.

Visit Drop-In Sessions on the Writing Centre's web site, for information about writing instructors' names, times of availability, and Zoom links, to get drop-in help with your writing this Summer term!

The Writing Centre’s Welcome video introduces you to services and programs available:

Other Writing Centre Services

  • Bookable one-on-one consultations: 50 minute one-to-one appointments through online video chat. Make sure to enrol first by registering (first-time users) or logging in, and make sure to check out this handy FAQ with tips on this one-to-one writing support.
  • Online Workshops: The WC will offer online, synchronous workshops on topics such as idea generation, generating a good thesis, and organizing your paper
  • LA&PS Digital Dissertation Writing Group Cafes: This very popular eleven-week Café is designed to help PhD students in LA&PS make writing progress, connect to a larger writing community and stay focused/return focus on their dissertations.
  • Online Resources: Consult this page for Writing Centre resources, such as helpful videos, online guides and tips to help you with writing and researching for academic assignments.

Writing Centre Web Site


ESL Open Learning Centre (OLC)

For detailed step-by-step instructions on how to register, access schedules, and book a session, check out this easy to follow video:

ESL OLC Services

  • Individual consultations: 50 minute one-to-one appointments, personalized for English language support, and available in-person and through online video chat. Make sure to enrol first by registering (first-time users) or logging in.
  • Small group appointments: 50 minute appointments are available through online video chat and in-person and can be made for groups of up to six students and one ESL OLC language facilitator. Students can get support with their writing, listening, speaking, and/or reading assignments, as well as practice their presentations.
  • Theme Classes/Workshop: 50 minute workshops are available online and can be made for groups of up to twenty students and one ESL OLC language facilitator on common interest areas. Examples of theme covered include pronunciation, discussion skills, grammar, writing, listening and/or reading strategies.
  •  ESL Café: 50 minute informal conversation sessions are available online and can be made for groups of up to 13 students. Join to discuss discuss interesting topics designed by OLC facilitators to practice your oral communication skills.

ESL Open Learning Centre Homepage


Learning Skills Services

We are finished with In-Person Services for the Summer 2022 Term, stay tuned for updated Fall Hours!

Learning Skills In-Person Learning Commons Services & Schedule

Looking for information about York University Libraries, study strategies, research and citations, writing, language support and careers. The Learning Commons is here to help!

Drop by our tables in the Scott Library Atrium to speak with a friendly Learning Skills Services Peer. We can answer your questions directly or refer you to the right resource on campus for your needs. Even if you don't have a question, we welcome you to stop by to say hello, play a short game with us and learn more about the Learning Commons.

Location: Learning Commons, Scott Library, 2nd Floor
Times and Dates: Stay tuned for Fall 2022 drop-in hours

Learning Skills Services Homepage


Career Education & Development

CED In-Person Learning Commons Services & Schedule

Do you have questions about your career? Drop-in to speak with a Client Service Representative from Career Education & Development who can help you answer questions about registering for events/workshops, making individual appointments, and navigating the Experience York website.

Location: Tables adjacent to the Learning Commons, Scott Library, 2nd Floor
Times and Dates: Wednesdays, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Drop-In Services

  • Career Lounge: Career Peer Educators are available on a drop-in basis during posted hours Monday to Friday to answer any career-related questions.

Other Career Education & Development Services/Resources

Career Education & Development Homepage

Student Numeracy Assistance Centre at Keele (SNACK) - Numeracy & Math Help

We are finished with In-Person Services for the Summer 2022 Term, stay tuned for updated Fall Hours!

Drop-in virtually to receive numeracy assistance from one of the Peer Tutors, available to help students with numeracy based courses that include math, stats, or software such as JAVA and Excel.

SNACK In-Person Learning Commons Summer Schedule

Location: Tutoring is available adjacent to the Learning Commons on the 2nd Floor of the Scott Library Atrium.

Times and Dates: Stay tuned for Fall 2022 drop-in hours - Visit the SNACK Website for information on their virtual Exam Support Schedule

Other SNACK Services/Resources

Virtual Drop-in Tutoring is also available. Consult this website for information on days and times when tutoring is available, and the names of relevant tutors.