The LRC is located off the Academic Mall. The second and third floors contain the Lydia Olson Library. The first level houses the Central Upper Peninsula and NMU Archives, Audio-Visual Services, Public Radio 90 and WNMU-TV 13, where students produce the Public Eye News program and have other opportunities to gain studio production experience.
The first level is also home to the computer Help Desk, Micro Repair and Academic Computing. Traditional and distance-learning classrooms are complemented by a spacious concourse suitable for between-class and late-night studying along with the comfortable Starbucks® lounge. In addition, Fieras restaurant offers made-to-order Mexican food and an assortment of grab-and-go healthy meals. An underground tunnel connects the LRC with the West Science Building.