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McEnery Lounge

The McEnery Lounge on the first floor of the Fitzgerald Library is a welcoming, collaborative student environment that provides opportunities for a variety of individual and group study activities. 

Featuring comfortable seating in a variety of configurations, movable whiteboards, and lots of table and counter space, the area works well for group projects.  Individuals can find cozy corners  to settle in with a book or a laptop as well. The furniture is equipped with convenient charging stations and electrical connections and the area is served by a high speed wireless network.  

 

McEnery Lounge

Main Level/The Reference Room

The Reference Room and adjoining areas are on the main level of the library.  This floor features a variety of spaces for study, research, and collaborative group work.  Comfy chairs near the newspapers, popular magazines, and book displays invite visitors to sit down and do some reading.   Long  tables located near power outlets enable groups of students to study and work together.  Twelve PC stations are situated throughout the area with an additional 12 in the near by Gremelsbach Lab. A wireless network is available for lap top users. Printing is free.

Students can get help from a librarian at the “Ask a Librarian” station and peruse the Reference Collection or the bound periodicals. DVDs are available for check out in the rear of the area. 

Reference Room

Lower Level/Classroom #33

The lower level of the library is designated as the quiet area.  It is intended for individual study with no conversation. The Children’s and Young Adult book collections are at the back of the area and there students will find more comfy chairs.  

The Library Classroom  (#33) is also located in this area.  It features 30 PC stations, a teacher’s station,  and an overhead projector.  If it is not use for instruction, students may use the computers and practice for upcoming presentations.  Doors to the classroom need to be closed when in use so as not to disturb the quiet study area. 

 

Upper Level/Upper McEnery

The upper level of the library is intended for individual study and quiet conversations.  It features a variety of seating arrangements from comfy arm chairs to study carrels.  Students will find PC stations and laptop users will have access to a wireless network.  

 

Upper McEnery

Study Carrels

Need to get away from it all to really concentrate? The library offers study carrels on all floors of the library. 

 

 

Group Study Rooms

Fitzgerald Library has ten rooms available for students to reserve for group study:

  • Upper McEnery rooms 237-240,
  • Upper level Library rooms #201 & #203
  • Main level Library rooms #117 & #119
  • Lower level Library rooms #11 & #13

Students will need to reserve all study rooms through the library webpage reservations system.  At their reservation time students will pick up a key to open the study room at the circulation desk and will leave their ID at the desk until they return the key.  There will be disinfecting materials available for students to use prior to their use of any study space or computers in the library.

Rooms can be reserved:

  • up to 2 weeks in advance
  • for a maximum 2 hour reservation time
  • for a maximum of 2 reservations per account; cannot be consecutive times
  • for academic purposes only

Go to our Reserve Group Study Rooms page to see what rooms and time slots are available. Pick a date, a time, and then click on the “Book it” link to reserve the space.
When you book a slot you will be asked to log in. Your user name is the 14 digit number at the bottom of your student ID card (2350000 …) and your password is your last name.
You can access your current room bookings or delete bookings here.

See the Library Technology page for how rooms are equipped

McEenery Study Room 239

McEnery Study room 239