The LRC is located off the academic mall. The second and third floors contain the Lydia Olson Library. The lower levels house 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.