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Computers are reserved for GVSU students, faculty, and staff December 4th through December 15th for exams.

Group Study Rooms

The University Libraries has reservable study rooms and first-come, first served rooms available in both the Mary Idema Pew Library and Steelcase Library for groups of 3-12 people.

How Room Reservations Work

 
 
 

Our study rooms can be reserved up to 10 days in advance online or at time of need using the touch screen outside each room. Empty and available rooms can be used, but be sure to reserve the room to prevent another group from reserving it.

At least three people from your group need to arrive within 15 minutes of your reservation, or the room will be available to other groups.

Looking for quiet place to study?

Mary Idema Pew: Try the Reading Rooms on the 3rd or 4th floor or the quiet spaces around the book stacks. Small groups are welcome to work together in the various collaborative spaces on the west side of the library.

Steelcase: Try the Reading Room for an intimate, quiet study environment. The collaborative space between the library entrance and Building B is a great place for group study.

Study Rooms


Conference-Style Study Room

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These rooms include a large table, 6 chairs, a whiteboard, and are equipped with a 46" flat-panel display and a digital camera with microphone.

Location: 

  • Mary I: 2nd Floor, Rooms 202, 203, & 205
  • Mary I: 3rd Floor, Rooms 302, 304, & 305
  • Mary I: 4th Floor, Rooms 404 & 405

Data Inquiry Lab

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Located in the Knowledge Market, this rooms houses the Data inquiry Lab but is reservable outside of regular hours, 10am - 4pm.

Location: 

Mary I: First floor, Room 135

Lounge-style Study Rooms

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These rooms offer 4 soft seats and a whiteboard, and are equipped with a 46" flat-panel display and a digital camera with microphone.
 
Location: 

  • Mary I: 2nd Floor, Room 204
  • Mary I: 3rd Floor, Room 303

Media Prep & Digital Collaboration Rooms

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These rooms are equipped with whiteboards, a computer, HD video capture, and MediaScape equipment that allows up to 4 laptops to be connected to the 46" display.
 
Location: 

  • Mary I: Atrium, Rooms 003, 004, & 005
  • Steelcase: Room 109A

Presentation Practice Rooms

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Located in the Knowledge Market, these rooms offer technology for practicing and recording live presentations in a classroom setting, including a projector & screen, DVD player, computer, laptop hookup, digital document camera, speakers, microphone, and HD video and audio capture.
 
Location: 

  • Mary I: First Floor, Rooms 133 & 134
  • Steelcase: Room 111A, 113A

Seminar Room

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The largest group study room provides a large table, chairs, whiteboards, and is equipped with a projector and screen.

Location: 

  • Mary I: Second Floor, Room 216

Small-group Study Alcove

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Two Small Group Study Alcoves offer soft seating and are equipped with whiteboards. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Location: 

  • Mary I: First Floor, Rooms 112 & 114

Innovation-Zone Study Alcove

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These three alcoves offer floor-to-ceiling whiteboards and a variety of configurable furniture. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Location: 

  • Mary I: Third Floor Innovation Zone