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.
The renovations at the Main Library create 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’s 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.
- Three modular learning studios that are designed for collaborative instruction and learning.
- The Rhonda G. Tubbs Tech Toolshed where library users can try out or borrow laptops, cameras, scanners, tablets, and other equipment.
- The 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.
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
- A 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