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Knowledge Commons at Chester Fritz Library

This guide explains what offerings are in the Knowledge Commons and how to utilize them.

Information Desk

This is the most forward facing desk, and the central point. If you have questions on how to find materials, navigate the building, make appointments with our partners, or want to check out an item, this is where you want to start! Staff at this desk can also assist you in learning to use our Self-check machines!

You may contact them by calling 701-777-4644. We staff this desk all hours the building is open.

What's at the Access Services desk?

This is a glassed in desk area where you may go to pick up your interlibrary loan (ILL) items, pick up holds, reserves, and check out blue-ray players and other items from the Library of Things. If you have questions about fines, this is also where you will go.

Peer Research Consultants

Our Peer Research Consultants (PRCs) have been trained by the librarians to assist you in your undergraduate research. This program has now been ended, however the following students will still be able to provide assistance in the absence of librarians. Our current PRCs are:

Jadyn Sagert (she/her)

Bria Smithberg (she/her)

Marisa Smith (she / her)

Madeleine Philips (she / her)

Katrina Sandford (she / her)


National Scholarship

Learn about merit-based, national and international scholarships that will advance your academic/professional pursuits through a combination of financial assistance, networking, and/or hands-on experiences. National Scholarship Advisors will help you identify scholarships that align with your interests and will be available for continued assistance on your scholarship application. 


Drop In Services:

By appointment for summer

Yee Han Chu (she/her), PhD Fellowship Coordinator


By Appointment Services:

1)     Introduce yourself: &

2)     Contact Yee Han Chu at 

Writing Center

The Writing Center is a place for students, faculty, and staff to discuss their work in progress with a writing consultant. They are housed on the third floor of the Chester Fritz Library and may be accessed by appointment.

We work with writers in collaborative appointments focused on developing writing skills through conversation and peer feedback. Appointments can be scheduled here using your UND login information.  At your appointment time, open your appointment box in the WCOnline schedule to access the link to your Zoom meeting room. 

Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center is located at the screened areas behind National Scholarship (by the windows).

Their hours can be found on this page:  Tutoring Schedule - CFL

Their supervisors were Ashley Vigen and Shari Nelson. It is now Yiying Li and Sara Kaiser. And the complete Drop-In tutoring schedule can be found on their website.

Career Services Mentors

The Career Mentors will be sharing the space with International Scholarship.

For Spring 2024, Rachel will be working Thursday evenings 5:30-8:30.

For more information, you can see their website and their Top 10 Services at