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Allan Price Science Commons & Research Library

New! Renovation and new construction of the Allan Price Science Commons & Research Library (or "Price Science Commons") is complete!  We have individual and group study spaces, computers, classrooms, department tutorial spaces, and a coffee shop and "social commons," where science researchers, instructors, and students hang out and think about science!

See our blog for more information on how this project came together.

Services and collections:

Books and Journals

The Price Science Commons holds most of the UO Libraries' print monographs related to biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, and environmental studies. The bound journals are no longer stored in the Price Science Commons, but you can still get articles or volumes.

Visualization Lab

The Visualization lab in the new Price Science Commons can display 48 million pixels, making it the largest high resolution screen of its type in Oregon.  This facility will be available to researchers for viewing big data sets, for example, or instructors to show connections and relationships that are difficult to see on a regular screen.

DeArmond MakerSpace

The MakerSpace is gradually becoming operational, with a laser cutter, a vinyl cutter, embroidery and heavy-duty sewing machines, a scrollsaw and more.  Find out about how to get started 3D Printing at the Price Science Commons & Research Library

Unusual Objects Collection

The Science Library has a number of objects users can check out for a few hours at a time - chargers, calculators, headphones, and more.

Rooms and study spaces

We have a designated quiet area, and there are also rooms and study spaces that can be reserved in advance. Open rooms can be used for study if they are not reserved.


If you use active learning techniques in your course instruction, the Price Science Commons has two classrooms which may be available.  Scheduling the classrooms may be done through the library manager.

Science Information Sources and Research Guides

Helpsheets & Quick Reference

Exterior photo of Allan Price Science Commons & Research Library
  • Location: Price Science Commons
  • Campus Mail: 1299 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403
  • Street Address: 1344 Franklin Blvd, Eugene, OR 97403
  • (541) 346-3075
  • Campus map
  • An updated floor plan will be available soon.
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