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David D. Palmer Learning Commons

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The David D. Palmer Learning Commons is the heart of Palmer’s main campus in Davenport, Iowa.

The Learning Commons opened in spring of 2021 and offers students a multitude of spaces to study with peers, practice adjusting techniques and access learning materials in a stunning, modern space.

Learning Commons First Look

Study among chiropractic history

The Learning Commons is located in the same space that was once the B. J. Palmer Clinic, giving Palmer students the unique experience of studying in the same space where the founders of chiropractic practiced.

The centerpiece of the space is a monumental staircase inspired by spinal anatomy. The arches that frame the staircase were pieces of B.J.’s original clinic, and the entire space overlooks B.J. Palmer’s Clinic Gardens.

The Learning Commons is connected by skywalk to the R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center, Palmer’s 46,000 square-foot, leading-edge fitness facility.

David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library

The Learning Commons houses the David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library, the largest collection of chiropractic works in the world. The space includes 76 study spaces that range from private spaces that accommodate one person to group study rooms that accommodate up to eight students.

Group study rooms are equipped with wall-mounted televisions for easy access to technology such as 3D4Medical.

Hands-On Learning Lab

The Evan & Cynthia Beane Learning Lab features all-new chiropractic equipment and provides students an environment to practice procedures learned throughout the curriculum. When the lab isn’t being used for classes, it is available for additional hands-on practice under faculty supervision.

Dave’s Coffee Corner

Students can recharge with refreshments from Dave’s Coffee Corner, named after Dr. Dave Palmer, known as The Educator.

General HOURS:

David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library

Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Monday: 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Library hours vary during breaks. Updated hours can be found on the Library's main page.

Dave’s Coffee Corner 

Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED

Evan & Cynthia Beane Learning Lab hours are posted in the Learning Commons.

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