Q. What are the different study rooms in Peterson Memorial Library?
COVID-19 Update: Peterson Memorial Library is open as a study space via WWU ID card access to current faculty, staff, and students with access to the College Place campus this quarter. The Collaboration Room is available by reservation for 1-3 persons. Please utilize our Virtual Study Rooms for safe large-group study with your classmates and friends.
In-person services remain limited as per state guidelines but our stacks are open for browsing. Material pick-up appointments are available for your convenience and you can contact our librarians directly through chat or you can schedule an appointment for research assistance!
Peterson Memorial Library provides opportunities for students to connect with small group study and for individuals to find quiet places to study. There are study areas in the Reference Room and throughout the Gold, Green, Red, and Blue levels. The Computer Lab on the main level allows access to lab machines and printing. A number of individual carrels can be found throughout the stacks.
One group of 7-8 people or two groups of 4-5 people will find tables and chairs, power outlets, and comfortable lounge seating. Find it on the Red Level.
Denali Conference Room
One larger group of 9 – 12 people, or two smaller groups of 4-6 people will find a table and chairs, dry erase walls, and the ability to talk quietly without disturbing others. Check out dry erase markers at the Library Information Desk with your University ID card. The Denali Conference Room is on the Blue Level. Reservations receive priority use of this space.
Eagle Cap Conference Room
One group of 10 – 12 people will find lounge chairs, a table with task chairs, a smart display, dry erase board, and the ability to talk quietly without disturbing others. Check out dry erase markers at the Library Information Desk with your University ID card. The Eagle Cap Conference Room is on the Gold Level above the lobby. Make a reservation to use this space and check out the key at the Library Information Desk.
Collaboration Conference Room
For groups of 3 – 7, this room is equipped with technology to allow online meetings and practice for presentations. There is a table, chairs, whiteboard, video camera, and ability to project from up to six laptops for group work! Check out whiteboard markers and laptop adapters at the Library Information Desk with your University ID card. Reservations receive priority use of this space located on the Red Level.
Mount Hood Study Room
For groups of 3-4, this room is found to the right of the library's entrance. There are table and chairs and a whiteboard for group work! The room also has an ADA accessible video viewing space. Remote controls and whiteboard markers are available for checkout at the Library Information Desk with your University ID card.
Sawtooth Study Room
For groups of 2-3 this room offers the ability to talk quietly without disturbing others. There is a video viewing space, and headphones are available for checkout at the Library Information Desk with your University ID card. Sawtooth is on the Blue Level. Reservations receive priority use of this space.
Mount Rainier Study Room
A smaller room for one or two people, this room is found by the entrance to Collection Management on the Red Level.
If you are just looking for a space to study and do not need a room, there are groups of chairs in the main lobby on the Green Level that would work for smaller, considerate group discussions. You'll also find tables and chairs throughout the Blue Level where you can work quietly with friends. In addition the North Cascades Study Area and Reference Room on the Green Level offer combinations of large tables, study desks, and comfortable seating for those who wish to study in one of our quiet study spaces.
This FAQ provides more information about our noise policy.
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