Friday, December 04, 2009

Study Spaces

As you prepare for your final projects and exams, do note the various areas of Steenbock Library that can accommodate your preferences for quiet, study space or areas for group work.

For those sporting a laptop, each floor can connect to the wireless network; there are also additional wall outlets to power the laptop. If you should need to use your cell-phone, we ask that you set your phone to a silent indicator and take calls to the stairwells or entrance. Seeing as we are entering a stressful time of the semester and that there will be more people in the building, we encourage everyone to be mindful of others so that all areas of the library prove conducive for productive work.

First floor (book stacks)
Visit the first floor to find the library’s group study rooms (that can be reserved using the Study Room Reservation System). Additionally, there are many large tables to accommodate group work. Snack machines (including one for hot beverages) can also be found here. A small bank of computers accesses online resources and the MS Office suite of software; for additional software, visit the InfoLab on second.

Second floor (entrance level)
The second floor (or entrance level) hosts the DoIT InfoLab as well as library circulation and reference services where you can seek assistance from staff. The floor offers some relaxed seating and tables for reasonably-quiet group study.

Third floor (journal collections)
The third floor affords table seating and individual study carrels. While it is generally a quieter study area than the first floor (for instance), the open atrium with its view of second, does permit some sound to carry.

Fourth floor (journal collections, government documents, University Archives)
This floor has been designated as the quiet study floor for this building. While there will be some staff working in this space between the hours of 8:00-5:00, the library endeavors to preserve this space for quiet study needs. Large tables and individual carrels are available.

Wishing you the best for a successful end of term!

2 comments:

Kat said...

I'm glad I found out about the quiet study area on the fourth floor. I think it will be my new favorite place to study.

Karen D said...

Glad the quiet study area will work for you! Tables by the windows also afford a nice view.