Library Spaces - University Library

Using Library Spaces

The University Library has a variety of study and meeting spaces, including group study rooms to reserve, digital scholarship and media creation spaces, and reading rooms open to everyone. There are subject libraries all over campus, as well as the Main Stacks and the Oak High Density Street Storage Facility, which hold materials from all subject areas.

Libraries & Hours:

Looking for a quiet place to study? Need to print that paper due in 20 minutes? Find everything you need.

Library Maps:

Find library locations across campus, materials in the main stacks, and information on the Minrva wayfinder app.

Research and Study Spaces:

The Library offers a variety of spaces that can be reserved for groups of 2 or more individuals as well as study carrels for current faculty.

Design and Digital Scholarship Spaces:

These spaces have specialized hardware and software to encourage media creation and editing, as well as digital scholarship activities.

  • The Grainger Engineering Library IDEA Lab provides space and technology for faculty/student collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship and supports a wide range of digital scholarship activities, such as design learning, informatics, visualization, and data analytics.
  • The Media Commons is a service space that offers faculty, students, and users the ability to create, disseminate, use, and curate digital media. The goal is to meet the need for broad access to media creation tools, information technology training in multimedia hardware and software, and instruction in media literacy.
  • The Scholarly Commons is a technology enriched space for faculty, researchers, and graduate students to pursue research and receive expert copyright, data, digital humanities, digitization, scholarly communications, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and usability consultation services.

Library Tours:

Whether you are a new student unfamiliar with the campus or a tenured professor wanting to arrange a tour for an entire class, we can help you out.