Redefining the Classroom

Special Purpose Rooms

Study Rooms

The library has seven study rooms available for student use on a first come first serve basis. One of these rooms (room 142) is locked and can be reserved by students, faculty or staff for special purposes such as group study, testing, interviewing, etc. Markers for the marker boards should be in the rooms, but if they are not working ask at the Circulation Desk for replacements. An individual may be asked to leave a group study room if it is needed for use by a group.

There are three special conference rooms in the library designated for university staff use. The Marine Conference Room (room 362) and Hart Room (room 334) are located on the third floor and Conference Room 150 is located on the first floor or basement. Conference rooms are reserved in advance through circulation (906-635-2817). These rooms are not to be used as substitute seminar or classrooms. The keys for these rooms are to be signed out at the Circulation Desk. Students will need their LSSU student ID.

Although designated for university staff use, student groups may reserve the conference rooms for special meetings or study sessions for particularly large groups with the permission of a librarian or the circulation supervisor. As true for university use, they are not to be reserved for weekly ongoing meetings. Reservations are made in advance with circulation staff. If rooms are left untidy, this privilege may be withdrawn. Priority is given to university use whether or not the room is reserved. If there is a reservation conflict, students will be notified as quickly as possible so they can make alternate arrangements.

Food and drinks are allowed in the conference rooms for university staff use.

Special Collections

The special collections rooms consist of the Michigan Room (room 330), which provides a display and reading area for people using special collections materials, and the Hart Room (room 334). The special collections include the Michigan Collection, the Marine Collection, the Historical Text Collection, the Special Collection, the Ochsner Collection, the LSSU Archives, and the Hart Collection. With the exception of the Hart Collection, these materials do not circulate and should leave the room with special permission only. For security purposes a librarian or staff person will accompany and monitor people using these materials. Appointments can be made to use the Michigan Room by calling Mary M. June at 906-635-2862. Food and drink are not allowed in these rooms.

The Gallery

Exhibits for the Gallery, located on the main floor, must be approved by the Gallery Committee and comply with the Exhibit policies for "The Gallery." Contact Mary M. June at 906-635-2862 with any questions regarding its use. Food and drink are not allowed in these rooms.