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The Study @ the Library, Room 209 Library West

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.

Graduate students: Must apply for access (semester-long) with the sponsorship of a faculty member affirming the student’s need using the Graduate Student Access Application.

Faculty: Access with your university Faculty ID key card. (All university faculty IDs are coded to allow access to this room.)

Please note:

  • Work space is available on a “first come, first served” basis.
  • The Study is not intended as a quiet area. Collaboration is encouraged. However, be respectful of others using the space.
  • The Study is about the size of a classroom, and access is open without appointment, so it is important that access be limited to those with the greatest need.
  • Research assistance from subject liaison librarians. (Assistance is available during regular business hours, weekdays, except by appointment.)
  • Document delivery services.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Xerox all-in-one printer scans and makes copies.
  • Wireless network access is available for personal laptop use.

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?

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:

Andrea Shain
Coordinator, Library Administration
Or, call the Reference Desk at x7630