When even quiet talking is a distraction, you can work in silence at the Study Carrels at the south and east ends of the library or in Classroom A (Reading Room) if it is not scheduled for a workshop, presentation, or meeting.
Yes. The individual who makes the reservation is responsible for room clean–up and return of equipment. Eating and loud discussion are prohibited in the study rooms. The Library is not responsible for personal items left unattended in group study rooms.
There are two rooms that can accommodate large groups (16 or more): Classroom A and Classroom T can accommodate groups of 16 or more. First priority is library instruction sessions, followed by other instructional uses.
Classroom A offers one administrative–networked instructor station with a computer projector. The room holds up to 40 people and functions as a silent study space for students unless it is scheduled for a class or meeting.
Classroom T (Instruction Lab) offers 17 student–networked computers, one of which is connected to a computer projector to serve as the instructor demo station. The room T has a capacity of 30 people. Currently registered Seattle Central students may use the Instruction Lab for course–related research unless it is scheduled for a workshop or presentation.
Credit courses offered by the library and library workshops requested by faculty have first priority. Faculty may use the classrooms to teach research strategies and information literacy skills with or without the assistance of a librarian. Contact Reference staff in person, by phone, or online to schedule one of the classrooms.
College employees may schedule the classrooms for non–research purposes on a space available basis up to seven days in advance. Student groups may reserve classrooms on a space available basis on the day of use, at the discretion of a designated library staff member. Criteria in favor of such use include group size or lack of available study rooms.
IT Services has set up a small group workspace called the Hubble Room where four people can plug in laptops and share images on a big monitor. It’s available to staff and faculty and to students. People need to bring the notebooks or tablets they want to share. Reserve by calling the IT Services office at 934- 6327 or just stop by room BE 3157 to check availability. (The actual Hubble room is 3163A).