Students want to know that they can get a space in KSL so they can collaborate when they have an important work session or group project. We've refurbished spaces so now you can more effectively maximize your work together. The former Group Study Rooms have been painted, have adjustable task chairs, more modular tables, and there's new technology for you.
Now known as Collaboration Stations, the new technology enables students to do so much more. The 42" LED TV monitors allow you to share your work and see it together more comfortably. Wall control units with panels for HDMI, VGA, and Composite ports ensure that your laptop can be used. Cables will be installed soon, and now when your group arrives at the KSL Main Service Desk and checks out a room key, you'll get a cable to hook up your computer. (VGA is best for older laptops; adapters are on order for Macs & will arrive soon.) And yes, we know you like to work in a variety of ways, so you can check out a dry-erase marker kit for the whiteboards, too.
Students recently using one of the new Collaboration Stations had the whiteboard full of notes, laptops on the table, and work up on the large monitor and said it's "great for studying." See for yourself, in any of the 9 rooms on the 3rd floor and Lower Level. Discover new ways to work in the newly designed KSL Colalboration Stations!
KSL responds to concern about the group study rooms and past frequent requests to be able reserve a space. Now groups can checkout a key to a Group Collaboration Room the same way you can check out a book:
The Kelvin Smith Library is interested in how this pilot project will better serve Case student groups. Send remarks to Contact Us about your experiences in checking out a Group Study Room.
If you are a single user and enjoy a quiet space, Kelvin Smith Library has over 900 seats and many of them are in quiet areas throughout the building. There is also generous seating and space in the 3rd floor quiet reading room. Talk with library staff–we're happy to help you find the quiet spaces and suggest a space in the library that might suit your needs.
KSL is developing a web-based advance booking service so you can schedule a room ahead of time. We'll announce it as soon as it's completed!