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Study Spaces & Computers

Computers & Technology in the Library

Study Spaces in the Library

Learning Ground Lab & Sandbox

1st Floor Computer Lab

Learning Ground Lab & Sandbox (north end of the 1st floor) has ADA-accessible computers, scanners, black & white and color printing, and a collaborative study area that includes mobile furniture, writable walls, computers with 55" displays, and wall-mounted touch-screen computers.

Computer labs are for PSU affiliates only. Research Kiosks are available for visitor use. 

Library Research Center

2nd Floor Computer Lab

Reference Librarians staff the Library Research Center (2nd floor across from the elevators). There are 70 PCs and several Macs, ADA-accessible computers, scanners, and black & white printing. Research Kiosks (2nd floor and throughout the Library) provide visitors limited Internet access and fee-based printing. 

3rd Floor Study Area

3rd Floor, Southwest Corner

This is a large flexible study area with furniture that can be moved to fit individual or group study needs. There is comfortable seating, ottomans, rolling whiteboards, chairs with laptop trays and numerous floor outlets to accommodate personal laptops, or students can check out a Library iPad or Laptop.

Study Rooms

Reserve a Study Room Online. Rooms accomodate from one to fifteen people and include white boards and markers. Book online, and then visit the 1st Floor Circulation Desk with current picture ID to borrow the key. See our Study Room FAQ for details.

Quiet Floors

Basement, 4th, and 5th Floors

Designated quiet study areas provide students with a quiet environment to focus and study. The 2nd and 3rd floors offer group study spaces.

Family Study Room

Room 330 (3rd Floor)

Family Study Room is designed for student-parents and their children and accommodates two families, with one PC, one Mac, two scanners and a wide selection of toys and books. Child must be present to use this room and cannot be left unattended. Reserve a Study Room Online

Practice Presentation Rooms

Rooms 20 and 304 (Basement and 3rd Floor)

Practice Presentation Rooms offer the same equipment as other technology-smart classrooms on campus - projector, podium and computer - and help students gain experience and confidence with public speaking. Reserve a Study Room Online

Video Viewing Rooms

Rooms 98 and 320 (Basement and 3rd Floor)

Room 98 for individuals has two viewing stations and one listening station, combination DVD/VHS players, region-free Bluray/DVD player, CD, cassette and record players. Visit the Circulation Desk to borrow a key and headphones.

Room 320 for groups includes a 50" display, VHS, region-free DVD player, and computer, with audio/video cables to connect laptops and personal devices. Reserve a Study Room Online

Collaborative Technologies

Rooms 2, 90, 92, 94, and 96 (Basement)
Media:Scape Station (2nd Floor)

Rooms include standard lab computers, 47-55" widescreen monitors, and connections for laptops or mobile devices for collaboration. Reserve a Study Room Online

The Media:Scape station (south end of the 2nd floor) is connected to a standard lab computer and enables screen-sharing with personal laptops, or Library iPads or Laptops.

Faculty Reading Room

Room 430 (4th Floor)

The Faculty Reading Room is a place for quiet reading, reflection, writing and study. It accommodates six people, with four armchairs and two computer workstations equipped with scanners. Faculty can check out a key for 4 hours from the 1st floor Circulation Desk.


Learning Center & Writing Center Outpost

2nd Floor

Learning Center (northwest corner of the 2nd floor) offers tutoring and resources to help students accomplish academic and personal goals.

Writing Center Outpost (west end of the 2nd floor Library Research Center) offers drop-in writing assistance. The main Writing Center is in Cramer Hall, Room 188.

Assistive Technologies

Purple Relay (1st Floor)

ADA-accessible Computers (2nd Floor)

Accessibility is important to us. A Purple Relay system is available on the 1st floor. Two ADA-accessible Adaptive Computer Stations are located near the Reference Desk on the second floor. These stations have standard lab software, as well as JAWS, ZoomText and large print keyboards. Disability Resource Center offers additional services.


Branford's Bean Café

1st Floor

Branford's Bean Café is located on the northwest end of the 1st floor and serves coffee from Stumptown Coffee Roasters, and has fresh pastries, teas, beverages and other snacks. 

1st Floor Computer Lab: 503-725-8425
2nd Floor Computer Lab & Research/Reference Desk: 503-725-2399
Campus OIT: 503-725-HELP
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