Study Rooms in the Library

The end of the semester is fast approaching but until then you probably have a lot of projects that you need to finish. The perfect place to work on group projects? The library, of course! Especially if you take advantage of our study rooms.

The library has 4 study rooms for student use: 204, 217, 306 and 317 (Tech Suite). Students may now reserve study rooms online at  or by calling the circulation desk at 341-2291.

Study rooms can be booked for a maximum of 3 consecutive hours.

If a study room is not reserved, then it is available on a first-come-first-served basis. However, we will give priority to groups of three or more people.

All study rooms can accommodate about 8 people comfortably, and can accommodate up to 12 with additional chairs.

Reserved rooms may not be used for regular classroom meetings.

Most of our study rooms have desktop PCs, movable furniture, TV, DVD/VHS player, and/or dry-erase board.

If you’re practicing presentations, study room 317 (the Tech Suite) would be perfect!  The 46″ plasma display has its own computer (or connect your laptop!) so you can project your presentation to the group and practice as if you were in class.
Click here to read detailed information about each of our study rooms.

QR (Quick Response) Codes

You may have seen these codes on the labels of various commercial products or even on television commercials, but what are they?

QR (Quick Response) codes are a type of barcode that produces condensed versions of information, such as a website link. Think of how URL shortening services (like shorten long website addresses; QR codes are similar, only they produce images instead of shortened URLs.

So how do they work?
When you see a QR code, take out your mobile device (a Smartphone or iPod Touch, for example) and open the QR reader application* on your device. Then position the QR code in the center of the app’s window and the app will read the code and carry out its action. Most QR codes lead to websites, but some can also open up a blank text message or email, or show a photo.

What do I need to read QR codes?
–A mobile device with the ability to run applications and connect to the Internet
–A QR code reader

    * There are many QR code applications available for download. One that the library recommends is Scan It! which is compatible with the iPhone and iPod Touch (and it’s free). Another is Kaywa Reader (which includes a list of supported devices).

    You will begin to see these codes around the library, on signs and flyers. When you see one, just scan it!

    Ready? Good! Try it now!