New group study spaces on Level 1 ready for student use

Published 12-05-2012

Newly constructed group study spaces are now open and available for student use on Level 1 of the Robert W. Woodruff Library.

The six recently built study rooms are located along the back wall near the microfilm files on the first floor. Formerly small offices and under-used storage rooms, the spaces were redesigned to meet students’ need for areas conducive to group work.

“We’re always looking for opportunities to create more group study space and quiet individual study space in the library,” says Charles Forrest, director of library facilities for the Emory Libraries. The new additions give the library a total of 20 group study rooms.

As an added benefit, the new rooms are located on a level that gives students 24-hour access, he says. They have conference-style seating and glass-front windows, and are equipped with dry-erase whiteboards. They have Wi-Fi access but are not yet technology-equipped.

Any group study space can be booked for up to four hours at a time. Groups of at least three students can reserve these rooms by checking out a key at the security desk on Level 2 of the library.