Study & Meeting Spaces

  • Use D!BS at the following website to reserve all study rooms except the Discovery Pavilion:
    http://bridgeport.evanced.info/dibs
  • Come to the first floor information desk or call 203-576-4747 to reserve the Discovery Pavilion
  • Library Staff will do random occupancy checks of the 3rd and 4th floor study rooms to ensure the group has a minimum of 3 students
  • Students found in a 3rd or 4th floor study room where the occupancy rule (3 or more) is being violated (ie, there are 2 or fewer students found in the room) may lose their room reservation privileges.

Floor Descriptions

1st Floor - OK to talk quietly for group study.

2nd Floor - A little quieter than the 1st floor, but also for group study.

3rd Floor - A little quieter than the 2nd floor. There are tables for small group study on the left side, and carrels for individual study on the right hand side.

4th Floor - Quiet floor for individual study only.

All Floors - Please remember to silence mobile phones and use headphones when listening to music or watching videos. You cannot listen to audio on any floor without the use of headphones.


Group Study Rooms

By using group study rooms, students accept and will adhere to Wahlstrom Library group study room policies.

1st Floor

2 Presentation Rooms (Rooms 1 and 6)

  • These rooms can be reserved using D!BS at the following website: http://bridgeport.evanced.info/dibs
  • Semi-private/enclosed
  • Projectors installed in each room
  • Seating for up to 12 people
  • Must have a laptop with VGA or HDMI connections to connect to projectors. HDMI-to-VGA adapters available at the Information Desk
  • Mobile dry erase boards available throughout first floor, first-come-first-serve availability
    • White board markers and erasers available for checkout at Information Desk

4 Study Rooms (Rooms 2, 3, 4, and 5)

  • These rooms can be reserved using D!BS at the following website: http://bridgeport.evanced.info/dibs
  • Semi-private/enclosed
  • Seating for up to 8 people
  • Equipped with DVD/VHS player & small video screen
  • Mobile dry erase boards available throughout first floor, first-come-first-serve availability
    • White board markers and erasers available for checkout at Information Desk

The David and Eunice Bigelow Foundation, Inc. Discovery Pavilion

  • This room can be reserved by visiting the Information Desk, calling 203-576-4747,or e-mailing reference@bridgeport.edu
  • Smart Podium
  • Large screen and projector
  • A conference phone
  • Nine floor electrical outlets for laptops
  • 15 comfortable chairs with table arms, and room for additional chairs
    • When booking this room for over 15 people contact Special Events 203-576-4530 at least 24 hours prior to the reservation to request additional chairs and/or tables to accommodate your guests.

2nd Floor

4 Study Rooms (Rooms 203, 204, 205, and 206)

  • These rooms can be reserved using D!BS at the following website: http://bridgeport.evanced.info/dibs
  • Fully enclosed
  • Seating for up to 8 people
  • White boards installed in each room
    • White board markers and erasers are available for checkout at the Information Desk
  • There are no power outlets in these rooms

3rd Floor

1 Group Study Room (Room 310)

  • This room can be reserved using D!BS at the following website: http://bridgeport.evanced.info/dibs
  • Fully enclosed
  • Seating for up to 8 people
  • Does not have a white board or chalk board

4th Floor

2 Group Study Rooms (Rooms 410 and 416)

  • These rooms can be reserved using D!BS at the following website: http://bridgeport.evanced.info/dibs
  • Fully enclosed rooms
  • Room 410 has a chalk board
    • Chalk available at the Information Desk
    • Seating for up to 8 people
  • Room 416 has a white board
    • White board markers and erasers are available for checkout at the Information Desk
    • Seating for up to 6 people

Other Rooms

Adaptive Technology Room

The Adaptive Technology Room is for students with visual, learning, and physical disabilities. It is located on the Wahlstrom Library's 3rd floor. It contains:

  • Low Vision Hardware- Topaz Video Magnifier
  • Reading/Writing Support- Kurzweil 3000 For Windows
  • Voice Recognition Software- Dragon NaturallySpeaking
  • Low Vision Software - ZoomText Magnifier
  • Low Vision Hardware - Onyx Flexible Arm

This hardware and software is available to any UB student who qualifies for accommodations. Contact Disability Services at disabilityservices@bridgeport.edu or 203-576-4454 for assistance in accessing this technology.

Anatomical Models Room

  • Located on the 4th floor of the library.
  • This room can be reserved using D!BS at the following website: http://bridgeport.evanced.info/dibs
    • It is a shared workspace, meaning no single group has exclusive use of the room at any time. Multiple groups may be in the room at any given time.
  • The Anatomical Model Room is intended for students who need the use of the anatomical models. If you do not need to use the models, reserve a different room.

Skype Rooms

  • These rooms can be reserved using D!BS at the following website: http://bridgeport.evanced.info/dibs
  • Skype Rooms are designed for phone interviews, Skype calls, or practicing oral presentations.
  • These are located on the 2nd floor of the library.
  • Power outlets are available in each room.
  • Please be considerate of others and keep the doors closed when using the room.
  • Reservation Duration - Study groups of 3 or more can reserve a room for up to 4 hours at a time.
    • An individual student is allowed 2 reservations per 24-hour period.
  • Advance Reservations - Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance.
    • An individual student can have a maximum of 5 reservations total. Once the limit is reached, new reservations cannot be made until an existing reservation is cancelled or completed.
  • Arrive on Time - Groups over 30 minutes late are subject to forfeiture of their reservation.
    • During midterms and finals, groups over 15 minutes late will forfeit their reservation.
  • Groups of Fewer than Three - Groups arriving with fewer than 3 people have 30 minutes for additional people to arrive or their reservation will be forfeit.
    • During midterms and finals, groups have 15 minutes for a total of 3 people to arrive before their reservation will be forfeit.
  • Rooms Left Unattended - Group study rooms left unattended for 30 minutes will have their reservations cancelled.
    • During midterms and finals, group study rooms left unattended for 15 minutes will have their reservations cancelled.
  • Personal Belongings - The Library is not responsible for items left unattended. Do not leave your belongings unattended.
  • Respecting Others - Groups are to keep discussion and noise to a level that will not disturb neighboring groups.
    • If a group is asked to lower their voices and will not, they will be asked to leave the library. Their reservation will be cancelled, and they may lose library privileges.

SmartBoards

  • To use the SmartBoards, you must be SmartBoard certified. (You do not need certification to use the projector in a SmartRoom.)
  • Contact the librarians for SmartBoard certification at reference@bridgeport.edu or 203-576-4747.
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