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The Study @ the Library

A place for faculty and graduate students to meet, work, and collaborate

Guidelines for Access and Use

The Study @ The Library provides a space for faculty and graduate students to engage in collaborative research, writing, or independent study. It is intended to lend some support to the expressed needs of faculty for a designated space that would be useful to their overall productivity in scholarship and research.

Graduate students can use the space for group research/writing projects, meeting with their thesis advisor, or independent study for comprehensive exams. Because the Study is about the size of a classroom, and access open without appointment, it is important that access be limited to those with the greatest need. Therefore, for the time being, graduate students must apply for access with the sponsorship of a faculty member, affirming the student’s need for access

Collaborating at The Study
Individual space at The Study

The Study is located in room 209, in close proximity to the Library Administrative Suite and Information Literacy Lab on the second floor of Library West.

Access: The Study is open to all FGCU faculty and Graduate Students.
  • Access The Study with your university Faculty ID key card. (All university faculty IDs are coded to allow access to this room.)
  • Graduate students must apply for semester-long access using the following form: Graduate Student Access Application.
  • Work space is available on a “first come, first served” basis. This is a shared space to be used by faculty and graduate students without prior reservation or appointment.
  • This space is to be used for individual or group academic work, scholarly research, study, and collaboration.
  • The Study is not intended as a quiet area. Collaboration is encouraged. However, be respectful of others using the space.
  • Reference and Research assistance from subject liaison librarians. (Assistance is available during regular business hours, weekdays, except by appointment.)
  • Document delivery services when using The Study
  • Technical, software, and media program assistance, upon request.
  • Ready access to grant writing, academic writing, and publishing reference materials.
  • Desktop icons for quick access to the Library's faculty support web page, research guides and other resources.
  • Wireless network access is available for personal laptop use.
  • Access to printing, copying, and scanning equipment on site.
  • 2 group work tables, seating for 5 or more
  • 4 individual work spaces
  • 2 white boards
  • 4 new high-end Dell computer stations and a Xerox all-in-one printer.
  • 2 Dell computer stations in individual study carrels with 20” widescreen LCD displays.
  • 2 Dell computer stations with extra-large 24” LCD displays for group collaboration.
  • Wireless network access is available for personal laptop use.

The Xerox all-in-one allows users to print, scan, and make copies. Scans can be sent directly to one of the computer stations or be saved to a USB flash drive.


The Study is accessible when the library is open.

In order to maintain the study as a shared space, users are asked to be aware of and adhere to the following.
  • Do not attempt to repair computers or other equipment. Call for assistance.
  • Charge out any library materials held in The Study. Library materials that are not charged out to a current Library account will be removed from The Study and returned to Library collections.
  • The Study is not to be used as a purely social space, lounge, or committee meeting room. (Please, no visiting friends or minors in The Study.)
  • Leave valuables in this area at your own risk.
  • Do not add equipment to the kitchen or work areas. (No microwave ovens, hot plates, mini refrigerators, televisions, heaters, etc.)
  • Eating is allowed, but no cooking!
  • Please leave sink and work areas clean for your colleagues.


Questions? Problems? Call Geraldine!

Let us know how we can make The Study @ The Library work best for you. Make your requests, or report problems of any nature to:

Geraldine Collins
University Librarian (x7632)
Or, call the Reference Desk at x7630