Graduate study

Cal Poly graduate students are invited to use both of the library’s graduate study rooms for study and research.

Room 301

This room is a collaborative study space, equipped with soft group seating, movable desks, whiteboards, three computers, a printer, wireless access, several power outlets, and mobile lockers that can go anywhere in the Library.


Room 401

Located on one of the library’s two quiet study floors, room 402 is a new space designated for quiet study. It is being equipped with soft individual seating, several individual tables, mobile privacy panels / whiteboards, wireless access, and three computers. Mobile lockers may also be stored in this room.

 

Access and use guidelines

To provide a more secure environment, a Cal Poly ID card will be required to enter the graduate study rooms. A card swipe at the entrance to the rooms has been installed and swipe card access has been activated.

Hours

The grad student study rooms are open during main library hours.

Computing and printing

Three PC computers are available in each room (see software list). You can print to a courtesy printer in Room 301, or to the print release station on the fourth floor. Please notify the library staff at the Circulation Desk if the computers or printers need service.

Graduate lockers

Secure your laptop, books, papers, and other personal belongings in a mobile locker that you can use in either room or elsewhere in the library. Borrow a key from the Circulation Desk to reserve your locker: all 12 are available for 90 days and renewed if there is no wait list. Check with the Circulation Desk for availability and mobile locker policies (PDF).

If “old-school” lockers are more your style, 45 additional graduate hall lockers are located on the second floor near the stairwell and are available for a 90 day loan that can be renewed if there is no wait list. Check with the Circulation Desk for availability and hall locker policies (PDF).

Supplies

Paper and whiteboard supplies are provided. Please alert the library staff at the Circulation Desk if supplies run low.

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