On the first floor, the stacks (to the left of the computer research area) provide
many quiet study areas. There are single carrels to provide for individual study.
On the second floor, Room 203 (through the wooden doors across from the elevator) provides many carrels and tables for quiet study. These are areas where no noise is allowed.
If students want to talk or work collaboratively, there are specific areas within the library that allow for this activity: the reference room (to the right of the reference desk) and the second-floor areas by the group study rooms.
For working in groups, the library has eleven (11) study rooms on the second floor that may be used for two (2) hours by two (2) or more people. These rooms are just off the elevator in the south wing of the library. Rooms 234, 235, 236 and 237 have a flat screen monitor that can be connected to a laptop. All rooms have whiteboards. Keys are checked out from the Circulation Desk.
In the area where reference books are shelved, students will find a variety of seating options for study. There are tables and 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.
The computer research area is located to the left of the reference desk. The computers in this area may be used to search the online catalog, databases, journals and the Internet.
These computers have Microsoft Office software, SPSS statistical software and other software options that are used by various programs.
The library has two (2) rooms for doctoral students to use for research and writing. Room 233 is in the group study room area on the second floor and Room 109 is located in the first-floor stack quiet study area. There are desks and computers for doctoral students actively working on their dissertation. Keys are checked out at the Circulation Desk for four (4) hours. The room may be used by up to two students at a time. The Graduate Support Center provides writing support in Room 233 several afternoons a week. Graduate Writing Support
The library has a number of meeting rooms which can be scheduled by the community: the library auditorium, the Special Collections Room, the Sterling International Conference Room and the Technology Classroom. More detailed information regarding this rooms can be found here:
Inside the Library’s atrium is Finnegan’s where students, faculty and staff can get a cup of coffee and a snack. Tables and chairs in and outside the coffee shop allow students 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 does not maintain the same hours as the library.