The University Libraries offers resources for students during the month of finals. There are many spaces in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center where students can study for their finals as well as work on final projects. Students can book study rooms on the 4th and 5th floors, work in the study space with white boards on the 3rd floor, study while exercising on the exercise bikes on the 4th floor, as well as study in the many other study spaces located in the Knowledge Center. There are also white board marker bags that are available for check out at access services with an active student Wolfcard. These can be used on any white board in the Knowledge Center.
“Statistically students who utilize the library are more successful and have a higher rate of graduation,” said Stephanie Flatt, The University Libraries’ event coordinator. “Printers, anatomy models, scanners, computers, study rooms, as well as designated quiet areas are some of the helpful resources that are offered to students at the Knowledge Center. Building Monitors are also available to answer questions about the building, they wear blue shirts and can be seen walking around as well as sitting at the information desk located in the breezeway.”
During finals the Knowledge Center is open later, with extended hours, giving students the ability to study later at night. The 5th floor of the building is the quiet floor where students have the opportunity to focus on studying with little noise.
“I like to study on the 5th floor next to the big windows because it’s quiet and has a nice view of the campus which makes for a great study space where I can be productive,” said Journalism student Jordan Nicholson. “Study rooms are a great resource because they give students the opportunity to work in a group with little outside distractions. Every Dead Day before finals my group of friends books a study room to study together for our finals.”
Students and Faculty interested in booking a study room can use the University Libraries Scheduling System by scanning the QR Code outside of the study room they want to use, or by clicking on the “Reserve a Room” button on the University Libraries website. Once logged in click on the “Create a Reservation” tab at the top left corner of the webpage. Once there, you can choose the date, time, and room for the reservation. Study rooms on the 2nd floor and 3rd floor study rooms are first come first serve, while study rooms on the 4th and 5th floor can be reserved. Space is limited for study rooms during the month of finals.
“Booking a room a couple of weeks in advance is best because spots fill up quick,” said Mel Chiguichon, the University Libraries’ administrative assistant. “I’d also suggest students call the University Libraries Administration office because we can look at all the spaces available all at once.”
Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance if booking online and four hours in advance if made through calling administration at (775)682-5684. Students are only allowed 4 hour time slots and there are no last minute room reservations.
About University Libraries
The University Libraries embrace intellectual inquiry and innovation, nurture the production of new knowledge, and foster excellence in learning, teaching and research. During each academic year, the Libraries welcomes more than 1.2 million visitors across its network of three branch libraries: the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, the DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library and the Savitt Medical Library. Visitors checked-out more than 80,000 items and completed more than 2 million database searches.