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Building Amenities: Study & Practice Spaces

These are spaces that can be reserved for use by students for studying

Study & Practice Spaces

The University Library provides study spaces to students within the building.

The four Group Study Rooms located on the 2nd floor can be reserved by groups of 2 to 6 individuals for up to two hours per day per room.

The Large Group Meeting Room (6+ individuals) on the 2nd floor can be reserved by student study groups or small student organizations for meetings. This room is also available to be booked for up to 2 hours per day.

The Library also offers study rooms on the 1st floor that are on a first come, first served basis. These rooms can be used by single individuals or by small groups. There is a minimal noise requirement in these rooms, as these rooms are adjacent to our Quiet Study Area on the 1st floor.

The 8th Floor is designated as a quiet study floor. Please report any noise issues to the Reference Desk or Circulation Desk on the 1st floor.

Finally, we have spaces where students can record or just practice their power point or oral presentations or any other type of classroom presentation. The Flash Studio is located on the 2nd floor, room 214, and can be reserved by students. Additionally, there are 6 Media:scape Pods available to students who need to share content from multiple personal computers on one screen. 

Group Study Rooms

Four Group Study Rooms in the University Library can now be scheduled.

  • Rooms 212 and 213 are located across from the elevators on the second floor.  These rooms have tables that seat four and whiteboards on the wall.
  • Rooms 215 and 216 are located near the  Math Tutoring Area on the second floor.  These rooms also seat four, but are smaller and do not have whiteboards.

To schedule a Group Study Room in the Main Library:

Use LibCal to schedule your room and time. Your group must be composed of two or more students.

Arrive at your group's scheduled time, bring your student ID (Flash Card), go directly to the room. If there are any questions, ask at the first floor Ask Me Desk in the University Library.

Policies

  • Rooms may be scheduled for same-day use Sunday through Saturday.
  • Rooms are scheduled in one hour blocks. You may schedule Group Study Rooms for a total of two hours per day. The two hours may be a combination of one hour in one room and one hour in another or two hours in the same room. The hours may be back to back or at different times during the day.
  • If your group has scheduled a room and does not show up within 15 minutes of your scheduled time, you forfeit your scheduled time and others may use the room for the remainder of the hour.
  • Repeated no-shows will result in you being blocked from scheduling rooms in the future. If your group has registered for a room and must cancel within 24 hours of the scheduled time, please call the first floor Ask Me Desk at 330-672-3150 to cancel.
  • The room schedule for the day can be accessed by scanning the QR code posted outside the room.
  • If a room is not scheduled for a particular hour, that room is available to be used by any group of two or more students.
  • When your group's scheduled time is over, if the room is scheduled by another group for the next hour, please leave the room promptly.
  • If there are any questions or problems, please ask at the first floor Ask Me Desk.

Flash Studio

The Flash Studio is an easy to use video recording studio for producing high-quality presentation and lecture recordings. Equipped with a high-definition video camera, microphone, and video light, the automated controls allow the user to record their presentation without any previous video production experience. Insert a USB flash drive into the desktop control panel, wait 15 seconds for everything to power up, push a button, and you’re on! The studio can be used with our without supporting visuals such as PowerPoint, Google Slides, or Keynote. When you’re done presenting simply press the stop button, wait a few seconds for the video to finish copying to your flash drive, and then remove it. The system powers down and your flash drive now contains a standard format video file of your presentation. The studio allows users of any experience level to create videos quick and easy, at the push of a button, and without having to know anything about lights and cameras.

Equipment AvailableFlash Studio in use

  • High-definition video camera with shotgun microphone and video light.
  • Video confidence monitor
  • Automated equipment control with video encoder
  • PC with confidence monitor (for presenter's view)
  • Flat-panel screen to display presentations to the audience
  • Desktop HDMI connection for laptops
  • Backdrop curtain for recordings without supporting visuals

How to Use Flash Studio

View or download instructions for using the Flash Studio (PDF).

More Information

For questions contact the Student Multimedia Studio at (330) 672-0221 or kentstatesms@gmail.com

Room Reservations

The Flash Studio can be reserved for up to two hours (based on availability) using the LibCal.

The Flash Studio is reservable during the service hours of the first floor Student Multimedia Studio. At all other times, the Flash Studio is available on a first come, first served basis. The room can be reserved for up to two hours a day up to two weeks in advance. Users of the Flash Studio must check out a key from the first-floor circulation desk for access.

Please note: This studio is intended for individuals or groups to record or practice presentations. Additional Group Study Rooms are also available on the second floors of the Main Library and can be reserved using the LibCal. There are also study rooms on the first floor of the Main Library that are available without scheduling.

Users of the Flash Studio agree to the Flash Studio Policy and Use Guidelines.

Media:scape Pods

MediascapeThere are six Media:scape pods on the fourth floor of the main library. Students are able to share individual content from their personal laptops with other group members using a large 42" flat screen monitor. Viewing is controlled by each member of the group using Media:scape's media well and Show-Me cables. Each pod has a "connect and share" environment; laptops are connected to the Media:scape through the HDMI port on your personal laptop. Special adapters for Apple computers are available for check out at the first floor Circulation Desk.

To schedule a Media:scape Pod on the Fab Fourth:

Use LibCal to schedule a pod. Arrive at your scheduled time and go directly to your pod. If there are any questions, please ask at the Ask Me Desk on the first floor of the library.

Policies

  • Pods are available for scheduling Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. up to 7 days in advance.
  • Pods must be scheduled before 5 p.m. one day prior to the date of use on weekdays and before 5 p.m. on Friday for use on Mondays.
  • Pods are scheduled in one hour blocks.  You may schedule a Media:scape pod for a total of two hours per day.  Two hours may be a combination of one hour in one pod and one hour in another pod or two hours in the same pod.  The hours may be consecutive or at different times during the day.
  • If you schedule a pod and do not show up within 20 minutes of your scheduled time, you forfeit your scheduled time and others may use the pod for the remainder of that hour. 
  • Repeated no-shows will result in you being blocked from scheduling Media:scape pods in the future.  If you have scheduled a pod and must cancel within 24 hours of the scheduled time, please email the library at <library@kent.edu> with the reservation information (date, time, name).
  • If a pod is not scheduled for a specific hour, that pod is available for use by anyone for that hour.
  • When your time has expired and the pod is scheduled for the following hour, please leave the pod promptly.
  • If there are any questions or problems, please ask at the Ask Me Desk on the first floor of the library.