I bring food from homeVia foodiggity.comSomething Crunchy - chips, popcornSomething Healthy - fresh fruit, veggiesSomeone usually orders a pizza for my study groupNothing or just a beverage, I need to focusVia McIntyre Library
I like feeling relaxed and sitting in a comfortable chair with my laptopI like mingling and chatting with others while I get my work doneI need to take frequent breaks and walk around or workout
A laptop or tablet that I can take anywhereA desktop computer station – I hate dragging my laptop to campusVia McIntyre LibraryA tablet, cellphone, or book - anything I can easily use while I'm on the goVia McIntyre LibraryCollaboration station - somewhere my group can plug in their laptops or all look at the same screenVia McIntyre LibrarySomewhere quiet with an outletVia McIntyre Library
Bat – I like staying up late and dark, comfortable spacesVia Wikimedia CommonsCat – I like being around people, but only when I feel like itVia Flickr: wjlonienDeer – I’m energetic and always on the run
Bananagrams – I like word games that I can play with people of all agesVia McIntyre LibraryChess / Checkers – I like two player games I can play anywhereVia McIntyre LibraryCharades – I like playing games that get me to move aroundVia McIntyre LibraryApples to Apples – I like loud games that I can play with a group of friendsVia McIntyre LibraryRisk – I like thoughtful strategy gamesVia McIntyre Library
Which McIntyre Library Study Space Is Best For You?
This space is located in the lower level of the library and has a variety of desks, armchairs, couches, and table lamps for comfortable studying. Our oversized books and our modern and historic children’s books shelved on this floor. This floor also has a number of resources like activity kits and workbooks for teachers! Plus, if you like to have a snack while you are working and usually bring food from home – this space has a public use microwave!
Our first floor has a café like atmosphere – talking and snacks are definitely allowed! This floor is one of our busiest and is packed with tons of resources for students. There are 68 individual computer stations, including 6 Macs, as well as 11 group workstations with extra-large monitors. The first floor also houses the Research Center where our librarians can answer questions about finding books, navigating the academic databases, or assisting with any step in the research process. The Circulation Desk is also located on this floor and students can check out library materials like books, study rooms, and electronic equipment like iPads, laptops, and digital cameras.
Like to move while you study or take breaks to exercise? The library has multiple workout areas as well as conveniently located near Putnam Park. On sunny days, be sure to check out the gorgeous tree lined trails along the river. For those late night study breaks or days when the weather isn’t so great, McIntyre has a workout room on the third floor with a treadmill, exercise bike, and an elliptical. On the second floor, there are also three FitDesks with attached tables for laptops and books for students who like to study on the move!
We have twenty-two private study rooms scattered throughout the library that can hold groups ranging from 1-10 people. Most of the rooms are equipped with computers and large screens to accommodate students working on group projects or presentations. These rooms are available for check out at the circulation desk for up to two hours. While it is usually very quick and easy to check out a study room throughout the semester, be sure to plan ahead around finals week – our study rooms are very popular!
For students who need it to be extra quiet while they study, the fourth and fifth floors of McIntyre are for you! These floors are designated silent floors where there is no talking or music allowed. While library staff members do not continuously monitor the noise level, those studying on these floors do maintain the silent atmosphere. So if potato chips are your favorite study snack, you may want to eat them before coming up to these floors!