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A Guide To...Study Spaces in the Libraries

Main Reading Room [YELLOW]

Seating:  Large tables, computer desks, arm chairs 
Amenities: Desktop computers, printers, scanner, research help

The Main Reading Room is the hub of student activity in Dinand Library. In addition to hosting the library's four large printers and a scanning station, this room contains the library's collection of reference books (encyclopedias, dictionaries, and more!). This is also where you can find our latest issues of different periodicals (newspapers, magazines, and journals). There are a mix of Windows and Macintosh computers for student use as well as large tables and armchairs for group or individual study. For a quick study break, you can also check out the archives' collections and book displays in the center of the room. Bonus -- the Main Reading Room is home to the reference desk, where you can find a research librarian or a trained student worker to assist you throughout much of the day and evening! It is also just a short walk from the circulation desk, where you can check out books as well as dry erase markers, headphones, phone chargers and lockers. 

Nevins Collection & Visual Arts Wing [GREEN]

Seating: Large tables, cubicles, armchairs, floor (steps) 

The Visual Arts Wing is located off the Main Lobby in Dinand (turn left when facing the front desk). This is an area for both group and individual study. Its unique study spaces include sunken cubicles along the windows and a sunken fireplace with carpeted stairs. This wing hosts the library's books about visual arts and photography, as well as the Mark D. Nevins '86 Collection for the Study of Comics & Graphic Novels. 

Staff Conference Room [GREEN]

Seating: Flexible tables and seating, computer desk
Amenities: Desktop computer, large plasma screen 

The staff conference room in the Visual Arts Wing is open for student use when not booked for library meetings. Please check the schedule outside the door! This room has flexible furniture that can be used as one long table or many individual working spaces. Working on a group project, or need to practice a presentation? The conference room also contains a large plasma screen hooked up to the desktop computer.