Learning Ground Lab & Sandbox

Project Background

The Learning Ground and Sandbox resulted from a partnership between the Library, the Office of Information Technology, and the Associated Students of PSU. These spaces encompass the north wing of the Library’s first floor and feature several technologies and work spaces, including an extensive computer lab, assistive technologies, window seating conveniently located for access to power, and a technology support desk.

The Sandbox itself is a collaborative study area offering innovative technologies for student collaboration. It includes floor-to-ceiling writable walls, computers with 55″ displays, and wall-mounted touch-screen computers. All of the furniture is mobile, enabling the space meet any group’s needs.

Sandbox Panorama

Learning Ground Lab & Sandbox Details

The Sandbox

Adjacent to the computer lab, this space offers a range of technologies aimed at fostering student collaboration, including wall-mounted LCD displays, touch-screen computers, floor-to-ceiling writable wall surfaces and whiteboards, and a variety of seating and work spaces.

Computer Lab

Featuring over 50 PCs and nearly 20 Mac workstations, 3 high-speed printer/scanners, color-printing, quick-print kiosks, flatbed scanners, and several assistive technology workstations, this area is one of the most welcoming and busiest computer labs on campus.

Window Study Spaces

A counter running along the front window of the Library, with a number of stools for seating, ready access to power outlets, and a great view of the park blocks.