Students working on group projects and assignments can use one of Mabee Library’s group study rooms (located on the second floor). These rooms are not for individual study. Rooms may be used by two or more for up to two hours. These rooms are just off the elevator in the south wing of Mabee Library. Some rooms support connection to electronics. All rooms have whiteboards. Check with circulation staff to inquire about rooms and to get keys. Because these rooms are in high-demand, if groups are waiting, time limits will be enforced. Please keep noise at a level acceptable for an academic library and leave the space clean for the next group.
The Reference Room houses the Reference Collection and provides students with a variety of seating options for study. There are traditional tables, power tables, and comfortable leather chairs. Because the Reference and Circulation Desks are nearby, this area is not as quiet as other areas of the library. It is designated as a collaborative work area. Staff are on hand to assist you. Please stop by one of the service desks.
The area to the left of the reference desk is for students and library users to conduct research using the workstations. The computers in this area may be used to search the extensive collection of UIW Libraries resources via the Library Online Discovery Catalog, various databases and e-journals and the Internet.
These computers have Microsoft Office software, SPSS statistical software and other software options that are used by various curricular programs.
The library has several doctoral student support space. Room 233 is in the group study room area on the second floor. This space is for doctoral students in the dissertation writing phase. Keys are checked out at the Circulation Desk for up to four (4) hours. This space may be occupied by one or more persons. The Graduate Support Center provides graduate students with writing support in Room 238 several afternoons a week. Graduate Writing Support
The library has meeting spaces which can be scheduled by the UIW community. The Mabee Library Auditorium may be reserved by outside groups dependent on availability and in coordination with the Special Events Office. With the exception of the ML Auditorium, spaces are not available when Mabee Library is closed. The Library Auditorium can be used outside Mabee Library hours with special arrangements for security and house-keeping. These arrangements should be made through the Special Events Office.
Inside Mabee Library’s Atrium is Finnegan’s Coffee Shop where library users can get a cup of coffee, a snack, and a take a break. Tables and chairs in and outside the coffee shop allow students and community to sit, talk and work while enjoying food and beverages. Finnegan’s, which is operated by Sodexo, is not open during the summer months or during intersessions and establishes its own hours independent of Mabee Library.