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Spaces for Groups

Lake Effect Conference Room

Lake Effect Conference Room

How many rooms: 1
Reservations: Make a reservation
Who may reserve: Students, faculty, staff
Location: Room 122, near the Lake Effect Café
Description: This room may be scheduled by faculty, students, and staff for meetings, group study, and presentation practice.

IGLUs (Innovative Group Learning Units)

IGLU

How many rooms: 2
Reservations: No
Location: At the back of the 1st floor lobby area
Description: IGLUs contain large screen displays for group collaboration.

Media Viewing Room

Media Viewing Room

How many rooms: 1
Reservations: No
Location: Room 211
Description: This room is intended for 2 - 6 people to view multimedia presentations such as videos and DVDs. The large-screen display can also be used with laptops and other media technology.

Group Study Rooms

Group study room

How many rooms: 4 rooms, 3 book nooks
Reservations: No
Location: 2nd and 3rd floors
Description: The rooms have glass doors and windows, and are designed for use by more than one person. Book nooks have tables and chairs mostly enclosed by shelves of books.

24-Hour Room

24-Hour Room

How many rooms: 1
Reservations: No
Location: 1st floor, on the west side
Description: This room is open 24/7 except for the week following spring graduation and the time during which the library is closed for the Christmas/New Year's holiday. For more information, see the 24-Hour Room page.

Penfield Classroom 2

How many rooms: 1
Reservations: No
Location: 1st floor
Description: This room is available for group study or presentation practice when it is not being used for classes.

Lake Effect Café

How many rooms: 1
Reservations: Make a reservation
Who may reserve: Faculty, staff
Location: Room 120
Description: The Lake Effect Café (the room) is open to the public whenever the library is open. College departments, committees, and officially recognized organizations are welcome to reserve use, subject to guidelines.

Spaces for Studying Alone

Day Carrels

How many rooms: Numerous
Reservations: At 2nd Floor Service Desk
Location: 2nd floor
Description: Individual study carrels are available on the second floor for one-day use on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, see the Penfield Library Study Carrels page.

Semester Carrels

How many rooms: Numerous
Reservations: On first day of semester
Location: 2nd and 3rd floors
Description: Individual study carrels are available on the second and third floors for semester-long use. For more information, see the Penfield Library Study Carrels page.

Quiet Floor

How many rooms: One floor
Reservations: No
Location: 3rd floor
Description: To preserve the quiet on this floor, the library asks that groups meet on the first or second floors only.

Computer Lab

How many rooms: 1
Reservations: No
Location: Room 100A
Description: You can check computer availability here. Standard software is available, in addition to multimedia-editing software:

  • Macs
    Photo editing: Photoshop
    Audio editing: Garage Band
    Video editing: iMovie
  • PCs
    Photo editing: Paint.NET
    Audio editing: Audacity
    Video editing: Movie Maker

Spaces for Creating Multimedia

Multimedia Production Rooms

Multimedia Production Room 210

How many rooms: 2
Reservations: Make a Reservation (Required)
Location: Rooms 208 and 210
Description: These spaces are specifically set aside for students, faculty, or staff working individually on multimedia projects, and are not suitable for group work or general studying. Both rooms are outfitted with hardware and software to support the creation of video, audio, music, animation, and graphics.

Students can set up a time to work with the Learning Technologies Librarian if they have questions or would like assistance, while faculty and staff can work with the CTS Media and Design Specialist.