“Quiet is critical to studying.” One of the major findings of the Dunbar Library Building Use Study (2016) was that the lack of privacy and quiet posed concerns for students. Many students identified a need for designated quiet and group study rooms. Additionally, students requested computers in designated quiet areas and asked for printing stations throughout the library. The library’s award of $1.1 million state capital funding in 2018 provided the opportunity to respond to these needs.
This spring, the Library increased the number of rooms available to reserve from 4 to 13. Current Wright State students and employees can reserve rooms for two-hour time blocks. There are three different types of rooms available to meet a variety of student needs, including:
Quiet, individual study rooms
Room 328 on the 3rd floor now houses six individual study carrels and one private office. Each includes a Windows computer and access to a networked printer in the room.
Group study rooms
A total of four group study rooms are now available: two on the second floor, and two on the third floor. Two of the rooms include video projectors and all include whiteboards. One room (216) includes the setup typical in an electronic classroom to help students practice presentations in an environment similar to their classrooms.
These studios are ideal for audio and video recording and multimedia editing. Studio A includes a green screen wall, Yeti Blue Microphone, and studio lights. These rooms include editing software not found outside of the STAC, including Camtasia, Audacity, Final Cut, Premier Pro, and more.
Reserve a room online any time at https://libraries.wright.edu/spaces or by calling the Information Desk at 775-2925.