Level 2 Details
Classroom 250 – This classroom may be reserved for a single event through the Library registration system. You will receive a response to your request within 24-48 hours. Before submitting a request for times during regular class hours, we recommend that you check the Registrar’s current class schedule to determine whether LIBR 250 is already booked by recurring class meetings.
If you are interested in scheduling your class in LIBR 250 for the whole semester, please contact the Registrar’s Office.
Group Study Rooms – (261, 262, 263, 264) – These rooms are all reserved through the Group Study Room form. Room 264 is the largest of the four and is recommended if booking for a group interview. During certain periods of the academic year, these rooms are reserved between 8 and 4:30 for the Career Development Center. Need help? See the instructions for connecting the camera, speaker, and microphone or ask us.
Frequently asked questions
We have greatly enhanced the study spaces on Level 2. We have doubled the reading, studying, relaxing and project-based work areas on Level 2. We added 4 new group study rooms, 20 movable white boards, white board walls, display monitors for group work, tables, couches, comfy seating, and more.
We have several large work tables in an area of Level 2 for people to use in any way they wish, including opportunities for making and creating. Whether you want to try your hand at 3D printing and modeling, spend some time knitting or sewing, or just feel the need to take a break and draw, this space will accommodate such uses. Over time we plan on offering workshops in this space. Watch for opportunities on our web site and in the MAC Daily. Read more information on Public Patron Use.
Over time, we expect that the equipment and material needs will change based on community interest and feedback. We have sewing machines, a spinning wheel and looms, 3D printers, a vinyl laser cutter, scanners, digital drawing tablets, tons of art and crafting materials, maker books, and more!
On our campus, the library is a “third place,” a place that is neither the classroom nor home, but rather a location where community building and a sense of place is fostered and nourished. We use these third places as gathering spots for thinking and doing, and makerspaces fit this model. Libraries also serve as incubator spaces, allowing for equal access to resources for making as part of our broader mission for information creation. In addition, the interdisciplinary nature of the library and librarians create an ecosystem that supports creators in ways that invite new relationships to knowledge and information in whatever form that takes.
While we hope to have a coffee bar in the space one day, we don’t know if it will happen.
Books and information remain essential to our mission. All books previously on the Level 2 stacks have been moved to the other floors of the library to make room for these new spaces. The Wood Room Children’s collection will remain in its current location. We will be expanding our YA collection and adding a maker book collection to Level 2 as well. We are especially excited to highlight our special, rare and archival collections.
There are two new classrooms on Level 2 in addition to the existing Library Instruction room. One is a campus-managed flexible, active learning classroom. The other hosts the increasing number of classes that use the library’s rare, special and archival materials. Both of these rooms will be open for our community to use when not scheduled for teaching.