Month: September 2017

Raider Maker Kits

Hey Raiders, time to get creative!

Thanks to a staff grant from the Friends of the Libraries, Raider Maker Kits are now available for checkout at the Circulation Desk on the first floor. Students, faculty and staff, bring your Wright1 card to check them out for up to seven days. For help using the Raider Maker Kits, contact the Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC).

Baking Kit


A selection of items for basic baking, including cake and cupcake pans, utensils, and decorating supplies.



Music Kit


Case contains ukulele with strap, extra strings, and a tuner.



Arts & Crafts Kit


A selection of items for basic arts and crafts, including an idea book, chalk markers, brush pens, a paper cutter, and more.


Coding Robot Kit


Includes one Finch robot, USB cable, and instruction booklet.



Fix It Kit

A selection of basic tools for quick repairs around the apartment, or furniture assembly, including hammer, pliers, screwdrivers, Allen and crescent wrenches, scissors, utility knife, tape measure and level.

Free Patent Workshop – October 28

Learn basic information about patenting your invention at our FREE workshop!

Working on an idea for a new product but don’t know where to start? The Wright State University Libraries’ Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) is offering a basic patent information workshop for beginning inventors. The workshop will cover what a patent protects, the process for applying, the examination process, how to perform a prior art search, and what inventor resources are available in the community.  The workshop will also cover the basic search techniques for using the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent databases, Google® Patents and the European Patent Office’s (EPO) Espacenet™.  These are freely accessible online patent databases. The concept of prior art will be explained and how it relates to the patent classification system.   Literature from the USPTO will also be handed out during the workshop.  If time permits, you will be able to practice some of what your learned during the workshop.  Basic computer skills and familiarity with the internet are suggested but not required for the workshop.

This free patent workshop will be held on Saturday morning , October 28th, 10:30am- 1:30pm in Room 241 of the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library, on the main campus of Wright State.

Wright State’s library is a U.S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC is a USPTO supported program) and provides access to USPTO expertise, PubWEST, Web-based Examiner Search Tool, and PubEAST, Examiner’s Automated Search Tool, Derwent World Patents Index, EPO and JPO patent abstracts in English.  These are the same patent databases used by US patent examiners. The PTRC is located on the second floor of the Dunbar Library.

Seating for the workshop is limited. Register online at or contact Ran Raider government and history librarian for the University Libraries, at or by calling (937) 775-3521.

New Quiet Study Room Available in Dunbar Library

The University Libraries opened a new Quiet Study Room, room 341, on the 3rd floor of the Dunbar Library. The Quiet Study Room is intended for individual users who need a quiet study environment. The room is open to all library users during all library hours. Users can find the Quiet Study Room at the back of the center book section of the 3rd floor.

Find it on our floor map:

For more information on the Quiet Study Room and other unique spaces in the library, please visit our Spaces webpage.