There are spaces throughout the library for various styles of study, whether you are in a group or studying by yourself.
Study Rooms will continue to be unavailable for the Fall 2021 semester. Group study rooms are located primarily on the 2nd floor of Abell Library, along the west wall (Rooms 214-219) and south wall (Rooms 220-225) with one additional room located on the east wall (Room 207). There is also a study room located on the 1st floor on the east wall (Room 114).
Study rooms can now be reserved online in advance!
Group study is also encouraged throughout the 1st floor, where there are several locations designed for collaboration. Study room policies are located here.
The entire 2nd floor of Abell Library is designated as the Quiet Area. Tables sized for individual or small group study can be found here, along with individual study carrels.
There are multiple spaces in the library where computers can be accessed. The library has many desktop computers running the latest version of Windows, and which feature a robust variety of software. These computers are open to all current students, faculty, and staff of Austin College. (See the Information Technology webpage for more information on the library's available computers as well as other labs located around campus.) There are 3 additional computers designated for library catalog only-access (2 on 1st floor, 1 on 2nd floor).
A flatbed scanner is available for use by anyone with AC login credentials. The scanner is connected to a desktop PC located in the Collaborative Study Area on the first floor. (see 1st Floor/Main Library above)
All AC students, faculty, and staff have complimentary WiFi access. For more information and to register your device, please visit IT's Wireless Network and Registration webpage. Guests may utilize complimentary wireless Internet while in the building. Please inquire at the Circulation Desk to obtain credentials.
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