Library spaces

Group study rooms

The library has eight group study rooms available on a first come, first served basis, on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floor. All of these collaborative study spaces are equipped with whiteboards and large monitors. Rooms 302, 303, 304, 410, 411, 501 and 502 are available during library open hours.

Fishbowls for groups

Our collaboration rooms are known as fishbowls since the walls are made of glass. Use them for group meetings for up to eight people, we have large whiteboards and a big flat screen monitor in each room. Book online!

Computer spaces

There are computer labs and open computer stations throughout the library available to all of our visitors:

  • 111B Reference room: 36 computers
  • 114C Poly Connect Lab: 48 computers
  • 216A Mac lab: 24 Macs
  • 216B Active Learning Lab: 32 computers
  • 217C Windows lab: 27 computers
  • 217D Windows lab: 26 computers

Tech spaces

The Video Studio in 111E is designed to be a simple video production studio for students and faculty, requiring no technical knowledge to operate. Reserve the Video Studio online.

The Virtual Meeting Room in 111F is a space (for up to 4 people) for conducting audio/video meetings. The Virtual Meeting Room is equipped with a large screen TV, an adjustable HD video camera, and a high-quality speaker/microphone. Reserve the Virtual Meeting Room online.

The Open Studio is the center of Cal Poly’s Data Services. Located in Kennedy Library’s Hub24 on the 1st floor, the space facilitates an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas surrounding data as the new text.

The library’s Active Learning Lab removes barriers to learning and inspires students to innovate. The lab features intuitive technology, including testing and evaluation of parallel technologies. The lab is open when classes are not scheduled in the room.

Graduate Study Rooms

Cal Poly graduate students are invited to use rooms 301 or 401. Both are equipped with desks, computers, and whiteboards. Graduate also have access to lockers located on the second floor. They are available for a 90-day loan that can be renewed. Check with the front desk staff for availability and read the hall locker policies (PDF).

Quiet Study

Do you need to concentrate? We understand. The 4th and 5th floors are dedicated to quiet and silent study. Library staff is available to reinforce our expectations of quiet on these floors. Borrow headphones from the Poly Connect Lab, if you didn’t bring your own, and want to listen to music while you study.

Late Night Study

Are you a night owl? Got a last-minute project? Our late night study spaces allow you to work whenever you want. We are open 24/7 through the academic year. Hub24 features PC and Mac workstations for you. Cal Poly IDs are required for access when the main library is closed.