Spaces for collaborative study

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Information Commons

Located the second floor, the Information Commons is the hub for collaborative research help. Services include:

Reference Services: Library Faculty is available to assist and instruct on all facets of information and document retrieval and use of library’s resources. Reference service is available in person, via email or over the telephone.

Reference collection: This non-circulation collection currently contains 15,000 volumes that include bibliographies, biographical sources, atlases, almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and much more. In addition to the print reference collection, the Library subscribes to over 100 electronic databases providing access to diverse array of journal literature. The library also provides electronic access to hundreds of traditional print reference titles.

Information Mall: Located directly adjacent to the Reference Desk, the information mall is a small computing lab dedicated to research. The Information mall has 36 computing terminals. Priority for use is for students conducting research and using library databases/ resources.

Group study Rooms: There are currently 18 multimedia group study rooms available for use. The rooms are equipped with cart computers, plasma screens, and white boards. These rooms are spaces where students can practice presentations, work collaboratively, edit documents, and provide opportunity for many different types of cooperative learning and interaction.

Learning Commons

CSU Library Learning Commons is located on the fourth floor. The newly designed space brings together library, technology, and learning assistance (tutoring) in an environment that fosters informal collaborative work and social interaction. The space provides movable furniture and whiteboards for group interaction and work, a digital lab for media projects.

Also located on the fourth floor is the Learning Assistance Center. Open *** hours per week the center offers tutoring in all academic areas. ***