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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

Access is granted on a 12-month basis (August to August).

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No application necessary. All university faculty IDs are coded to allow access to this room.


Please note:



  • Research assistance from subject liaison librarians is available M-F 9-5.
  • Technical and software assistance available, 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.

Equipment & Furniture

  • 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.


  • 2 group work tables, seating for 5 or more
  • 4 individual work spaces
  • 2 white boards

The study as a shared space, please:

  • Call for assistance if computers or other equipment need service.
  • Check out any library materials being used while in the The Study.
  • Library materials that are not checked out to a current Library account will be removed and returned to Library collections.
  • Use this space as intended, not as a purely social space, lounge, or committee meeting room. (Please, no visiting friends or minors.)
  • Leave valuables in this area at your own risk.
  • Eating is allowed, however, microwaves, hot plates, mini refrigerators, are not.
  • Please leave sink and work areas clean for your colleagues.

Questions? Comments?

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

Barbara Stites ph. 239-590-7602

Or, call the Reference Desk at 239-590-7630