Reserve a Room

The Libraries has a variety of collaborative spaces that may be reserved for group use including Group Study Rooms, media:scape stations, Classrooms and other Spaces.

Group Study Rooms

Small rooms are available within each of the Drexel University Libraries for use by groups of students requiring conversation for group project work or studying. Because this type of work is frequently necessary for Drexel University assignments, cooperation is needed to extend the use of the rooms to as many students as possible.

Guidelines for Use:

  • Use of all group study rooms is limited to Drexel University students, faculty and staff with current validated University ID.
  • Groups of 2 or more people can reserve rooms for a maximum of 3 hours.
  • Users should not leave library materials in group study rooms and should not leave personal belongings unattended.
  • If a study room is not booked, then the room is considered a common study area.
  • Groups are expected to arrive on time, and use rooms for the period reserved. If a group does not arrive within 10 minutes of reservation time, the room may be used as a common study area.

About the Rooms:

W. W. Hagerty Library has 21 Group Study Rooms available for group use, accommodating from 4 to 12 people. All study rooms have a writing surface or wall-mounted monitor. Dry erase markers and erasers may be checked out from the Circulation Desk.

Hahnemann Library has 14 Group Study Rooms available for group use, accommodating 4-14 people. All study rooms have a writing surface.

Queen Lane Library has 5 Group Study Rooms, accommodating 4-6 people. Rooms are equipped with wall-mounted monitors and writing surfaces.

media:Scape Workstations

media:scape is a collaborative workspace in which users can share digital information equally on two flat screen monitors positioned at the end of the table. This allows for groups to collectively share their contributions and ideas.  There are three media:scape tables; one at Hahnemann Library, one at W. W. Hagerty Library, and one at the Library Learning Terrace. The Media:Scape workspaces are available on a first come, first served basis. 

3D Printer

To help students better understand 3D printing and how it can be creatively applied to learning, the Libraries acquired a Makerbot 3D printer and added it to the copiers, scanners and computers available for student and faculty use. The Makerbot Replicator 1 is available for student and faculty use by appointment between Monday-Friday (10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

The MakerBot Replicator 1 is a dual extruder 3D printer with a heated build plate. This 3D printer uses plastic build materials like Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) andPolylactic Acid (PLA). The Replicator 1 offers a layer height resolution of 0.2 mm - 0.3 mm, a positioning precision of 2.5 micron on Z axis and 11 micron on XY axis, and a maximum build envelope of 8.9 x 5.7 x 5.9 in. The Replicator 1 uses programs like MakerWare and ReplicatorG to convert .stl files into .x3g files, a format that the printer uses to build the model. 3D models in .stl format can be downloaded from Thingiverse. Alternatively, a 3D model can be created in CAD programs like SolidWorksRhino, or OpenSCAD and saved in .stl format.

To reserve the 3D printer, please email End-User Tech Support at LibHelpDesk@drexel.edu.

DATA VISUALIZATION ZONE

A small working group of library staff and others around campus including representatives from Westphal, CCI, IRT/Procurement, CoAS, Lindy Institute, Engineering, and the English Language Center, developed a plan to create a data visualization zone within the WW Hagerty Bookmark Café to support student exploration of data retrieval and visualization, principles of geographic information systems (GIS), and the use of gesture to manipulate images. The Zone is a place for students to explore this area of data literacy alone, in a group or with assistance and includes a large scale interactive display space to experiment with innovative technologies/media and data relationships, easy access to visual technologies and staff with relevant expertise. Students will experience learning in an environment without disciplinary boundaries and where they can take ownership of their own learning experience.

Highly visible within the Café space, the Zone provides a place for students from any discipline to view sample data visualization projects, as well as visualize and interact with their own class or research data during hours the Library is open, deepening their data literacy skills. Students will be able to use a new 80 inch flat panel monitor as well as gesture interaction capability through a Microsoft Kinect and Ubi interface via projector and screen installation. Students will be able to engage in data visualization through preinstalled statistical software and data sets as well as 3D and interactive mapping with GIS. For example, if Census data were stored in a spreadsheet or database, the data would be valuable, but would be difficult for the average user to understand or use in any meaningful way. Using GIS, the data can be displayed on a map, showcasing neighborhood demographics and presenting data in a very dynamic and engaging way.

Reserve the Data Visualization Zone

Sound Booth

W. W. Hagerty Library provides an enclosed sound booth intended for audio and audio/video recording and editing. The booth includes a table, two chairs, two lamps and an electrical outlet with three connections. Users interested in reserving the booth can bring their own equipment or reserve equipment from the Libraries. 

To access the booth, users must visit the W. W. Hagerty Library front desk. 

Please note the following:

  • The sound booth does dampen noise but does not completely eliminate outside noise. 
  • Permission forms are recommended when recording interview subjects. See (http://www.drexel.edu/ucomm/social-media-video/overview/) for University Communications policy and permission release form.
  • Use of booth must be in compliance with the copyright law of the United States. (Title 17, US Code)

Details about the equipment available from the Libraries will be shown when you select an available time slot. For more details, or to reserve, contact LibHelpDesk@drexel.edu. 

Reserve the Sound Booth

Classrooms and other Spaces

Library Spaces are available to Drexel faculty and staff for learning activities including: instruction, collaborative meetings/discussions, independent study, brainstorming, or interdisciplinary activities. These spaces are not intended to replace offices or departmental conference rooms and include learning labs, computer classrooms and conference rooms.

Spaces vary in capacity and features. See reservation link for details.

Reservations are not final until they have been confirmed by the Libraries.

Reserve a classroom or other space

Guidelines for Use:

  • Reservation requests must be submitted at least 24 business hours in advance of the reservation
  • Spaces are only available for one time use, no recurring reservations will be approved
  • Food is prohibited unless otherwise noted, please remove all trash prior to vacating the space
  • Please put all furniture back in place when finished