University Libraries

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Students from all disciplines and majors have access to the University Libraries' cutting-edge creative spaces, individual quiet study rooms and digital technologies for collaborative and individual learning.



Main Library

The renovated Main Library creates a two-floor ecosystem dedicated to technology, skill development, collaborative research, and experiential learning to elevate the student experience at the University.

  • CATalyst Studios, which occupies the entire east wing of the Main Library ground floor, inspires formal and informal learning through technologies such as virtual/augmented reality, data visualization, and fabrication equipment. Spaces include:
    • The Maker Studio, where you can explore creative technologies such as laser and vinyl cutters, CNC routers, 3D printers, sewing machines, and other equipment.
    • The Terry Seligman VR Studio and green screen room, which enables you to experience and create virtual/augmented reality content.
    • The Data Studio, which features a high-resolution 20x7 foot visualization wall for image and data processing, teaching, and learning.
    • The Sound Studio, where you can create digital media, including podcasting and video.
    • Three modular learning studios that are designed for collaborative instruction and learning.
  • The Rhonda G. Tubbs Tech Toolshed, where students can try out or borrow technology including laptops, cameras, scanners, tablets, and other equipment.
  • The Tech Zone, a computer lab operated by the University’s IT department that provides video, audio, and design software.
  • The 24/7 Lounge, another service of the University’s IT department that provides in-person, online, and phone technology support for students and University employees.
Weaver Science and Engineering Library 2nd floor

Albert B. Weaver Science-Engineering Library

A hub for experimenting and testing new initiatives, the Albert B. Weaver Science-Engineering Library hosts a number of technology-rich spaces and houses materials in areas such as life and physical sciences, engineering and technology, and military sciences. Spaces and resources include:

  • The University's first collaborative learning classroom that focuses on applied, collaborative pedagogy and seats up to 270 people
  • Study rooms
  • A learning studio for instruction
  • A collaborative faculty room
  • family study room on the 4th floor that provides a family-friendly study space for University student parents/guardians and their children
  • Computer study areas