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Reserve a Room

Two students collaborating on an assignment in a library study room.

The Libraries has a variety of collaborative spaces that may be reserved for group use including Group Study Rooms, Learning Spaces and Classrooms and Conference Rooms. See the Libraries' Facilities Use Policy.

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.

Reserve a Group Study Room in Hagerty Library
Reserve a Group Study Room in Hahnemann Library
Reserve a Group Study Room in Queen Lane Library

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 22 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 8 Group Study Rooms, accommodating 4-6 people. Rooms are equipped with wall-mounted monitors and writing surfaces.

Learning Spaces

Interactive learning spaces are available in the W. W. Hagerty Library for groups to collaborate on projects. Many of these spaces are equipped with special tools and technology that enable hands-on learning experiences.

About the Spaces:

There are four interactive learning spaces in the W. W. Hagerty Library available for group use: the Data Visualization Zone, the Practice Zone, the Club House and the media:Scape workstations.

Reserve a Learning Space

Data Visualization Zone

The Data Visualization Zone within the Dragons' Learning Den supports 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.

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.

Practice Zone

This collaborative work space in the Dragons' Learning Den includes an 80" ThinkHub monitor with a multiuser software app designed to help groups brainstorm, collaborate, visualize and problem solve together on screen. Students can share content from their personal devices using an app (Air Connect). Students can view content from multiple devices/users at one time. The monitor can be surrounded by mobile white boards and includes soft stair-style seating, creating a small-theatre ambience to support collaborative rehearsals, practice and design.

Club House

This enclosed work space in the Dragons' Learning Den with wall-mounted monitor allows groups to practice presentations or work collaboratively in a semi-enclosed space. 

Audio/Video Recording & Editing Equipment

W. W. Hagerty Library provides audio/video recording and editing equipment and software.

Reserve equipment by emailing Access to the equipment is limited to Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Libraries' audio/video equipment includes:

  • Shure SM7b Dynamic Cardioid Microphones (Qty 2)
  • Mbox Audio Mixer (Qty 1)
  • MacBook Pro Software

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.

Classrooms and Conference Rooms

Classrooms and conference rooms are available for use by Drexel faculty and staff only. Drexel faculty and staff may use Libraries classrooms and conference rooms for learning activities such as: 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 conference room

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
  • Reservations are held for 10 minutes; if you don't arrive within that time frame, the room will be available for others to use. 
  • Food is prohibited unless otherwise noted, please remove all trash prior to vacating the space
  • Please put all furniture back in place when finished

Other Spaces

Library Learning Terrace

The Learning Terrace is designed to facilitate self-directed learning. The furniture is mobile to accommodate multiple learning styles, accommodating large groups, small groups and individuals. Projection and writing surfaces are available. The environment has windows and there is little traffic moving through the space. It offers the opportunity for learners to interact with peers, librarians, tutors, technology experts, faculty and other learning mentors.

The Terrace may be reserved for programs that support student learning and or partnerships with the Libraries' programming efforts when not open for student independent and self-directed learning. Non-library sponsored events are restricted to the Drexel community. Maximum occupancy is 120; catering, security, technology support and housekeeping charges are separate. Contact Library Administration at 215.895.2750 to reserve this space.

Registrar Classrooms

Three classrooms within the Libraries (W. W. Hagerty, L13A & L13B, and Hahnemann, 2235) are managed by the Registrar and are not reservable by or through the Libraries. Technical support for these classrooms is provided by Drexel University Instructional Media Services at 215.895.2925.