Team collaboration, technological exploration, innovative teaching, and quiet reflection: O’Grady Library offers a variety of spaces to support diverse learning needs. Many can be reserved in advance, as described below.

Classrooms

  • Main level classroom (LIBML)


    The larger of the two library computer classrooms, the Gates technology classroom overlooks Saint Martin’s Frisbee golf course and is a popular choice for researched-based classes wanting ready access to the library’s physical as well as online resources.

    Resources:

    • 24 student workstations with the standard lab software load
    • Instructor podium with computer, document camera, DVD player, projector, and sound system
    • White boards
    • Printer
    • Wireless access

     

    Who may use: faculty, staff, recognized student groups (through a faculty advisor), and members of the monastic community
    Availability: library open hours
    Location: main level
    Use: Full-semester classes have priority. Once the semester schedule has been set by the registrar, the room may be reserved occasionally for classes or meetings needing these resources. This room may be used as an open lab space during midterms, finals, and other times of high demand for library computers. Food service is not permitted, and the library food policy applies to this room.
    Reservation contact: Virtual EMS or registrar (360-438-4356)

     

  • Lower level technology classroom (LIBLL)

    The seminar room is located on the library’s lower level and is available to faculty who want occasional access to a computer classroom, not full-semester use. It is also used for instruction and workshops by the library and the Center for Student Learning, Writing, and Advising, as well as for staff workshops and trainings.

    Resources:

    • 18 student workstations with the standard student lab software load
    • Instructor podium with computer, document camera, DVD player, projector, and sound system
    • Conference phone (on request)
    • White board
    • Printer
    • Wireless access

     

    Who may use: faculty, staff, recognized student groups (through a faculty advisor), and members of the monastic community
    Availability: library open hours
    Location: lower level
    Use: This room may be reserved occasionally for classes or meetings needing these resources. It is not available for full-semester classes. This room may also be used as an open lab space during midterms, finals, and other times of high demand for library computers. Food service is not permitted, and the library food policy applies to this room.
    Reservation contact: Virtual EMS

     

  • Multimedia center (open production lab and classroom)


    The multimedia center supports media production classes, as well as both individual and team student projects.

    Resources:

    • 16 student media production stations with 27” monitors (4 with dual) and Adobe Creative Suites 6 Master Collection
    • Seating for 20
    • SMART LED touch display (84”)
    • Second wall-mounted display
    • Instructor media workstation with wireless keyboard
    • Stereo sound system
    • White boards
    • Wireless access
    • Digital camcorders, microphones, headsets, and more are available for checkout from circulation

     

    Who may use: students, faculty, staff, and members of the monastic community
    Availability: library open hours
    Location: main level
    Use: This is a multiuse space—both classroom and open student lab, with priority given to those who need the specialized technologies installed. The room may be reserved by faculty for full-semester media production and other classes requiring the software or hardware installed. It can also be scheduled for photo editing, video editing, or other media-related workshops for staff, faculty, and students. Food service is not permitted, and the library food policy applies to this room.
    Reservation contact: circulation desk (360-688-2260)

     

Study rooms

  • Group study rooms

    Have a team project or want to review with classmates for an exam?  Check out a study room from the circulation desk.

    Resources

    • Computer with standard lab software load
    • White board
    • Seating for 4 – 6 (varies with room)
    • Wireless access

     

    Who may use: students, faculty,  staff, and members of the monastic community
    Availability: library open hours
    Check-out period: 3 hours
    Locations: main level and lower level
    Use: Priority is given to group use. Reservations can be made up to two-weeks in advance. Coaches and faculty needing regular use throughout the semester should contact the circulation manager. The library food policy applies to these rooms.
    Reservation contact: circulation desk (360-688-2260)

    Available study rooms:

    • Parsons study (M1)
    • Meixner study (M2)
    • Falcone study (M3)
    • J. Gallagher study (L1) – evenings and weekends only
    • Alumni Association study  (L2) – evenings and weekends only
  • Media rooms

    Located in the multimedia center, the three media rooms have media workstations and, two of them, TVs with DVD/VHS. These are smaller than group study rooms, intended to be used by individuals or pairs.

    Resources:

    • Student media production station with dual 27” monitors and Adobe Creative Suites 6 Master Collection
    • Seating for 2
    • TV with DVD/VHS player (M4 and M5)
    • Wireless access
    • Digital camcorders, microphones, headsets, and more are available for checkout from circulation
    • VHS to digital converter (M6)

     

    Who may use: students, faculty, staff, and members of the monastic community
    Availability: library open hours
    Location: main level
    Use: Priority is given to students or faculty with media production projects or needing to watch a video. Reservations can be made up to two-weeks in advance. Rooms may not be available when classes are scheduled in the multimedia center. The library food policy applies to these rooms.
    Reservation contact: circulation desk (360-688-2260)

    Available study rooms:

    • Hillier study (M4)
    • Lindskog study (M5)
    • Gladhart study (M6)

More

  • Benedictine reading room

    The refined and bright Benedictine Reading room is a wonderful space for quiet study or to relax and catch up on your favorite newspaper or magazine. It is also available by request for campus-wide special events, such as receptions or readings by guest authors.

    Resources:

    • Seating available for 40 – 50 for special events
    • Podium, microphone and speakers (through Event Services)
    • Print newspapers, magazines, and journals (current issues)
    • New book showcase

     

    Who may use: Everyone, but only faculty, staff, recognized student groups (through a faculty advisor), and members of the monastic community may reserve the space for special events
    Location: Upper level
    Use: While this is a quiet reading room, special events may be scheduled with permission of the library dean. Priority is given to events open to the entire campus community. Light food service may be permitted.
    Reservation contact: Scot Harrison, Dean of the Library (360-688-2250) or Event services

  • Information commons

    The Murdock Trust information commons is one of the largest student computer space on campus. It brings together the information resources, technologies, and individualized support that enable Saint Martin’s students to excel in their research projects.

    Resources:

    • 32 workstations, with standard lab software load
    • Reference desk for research and technology assistance
    • Librarians’ and technology coordinators’ offices
    • Physical reference collection
    • Physical media collection (DVDs and CDs)
    • Microform reader and microform collection
    • Wireless access

     

    Who may use: anyone (see visitors page for community access information)
    Availability: library open hours
    Location: main level
    Use: This is a student study space, but some (not all) workstations may occasionally be reserved by faculty who want to give their students a hands-on introduction to library resources. The library food policy applies to this space.
    Reservation contact: circulation desk (360-688-2260) or Kael Moffat, Information Literacy Librarian

  • Curriculum room

    The Harvey curriculum resources room supports education students with a collection similar to what they will have available in a school library.

    Resources:

    • Picture books
    • Children’s and young adult’s fiction and non-fiction
    • Classroom kits
    • Selected K-12 textbooks
    • Professional development resources
    • Recent master’s theses (MED or MIT)
    • Computer with standard student lab software load
    • White board
    • Study table seating 4
    • Wireless access

     

    Who may use: everyone, but reservations are restricted to faculty
    Availability: library open hours
    Location: lower level
    Use: This is a student study space, but may be reserved occasionally by education faculty wishing to introduce their students to its resources. The library food policy applies to this room.
    Reservation contact: circulation desk (360-688-2260) or Kael Moffat, liaison librarian for the College of Education and Counseling Psychology

  • Daviscourt conference room

    The library’s conference room is available for staff and faculty meetings, conference calls, and business luncheons.

    Resources:

    • Conference table, seating 10
    • Wall-mounted display
    • Computer with standard staff software load and Skype
    • Web cam
    • Wireless access
    • Microsoft wireless display adapter (for Miracast-enabled Windows and Android devices)
    • Conference phone

     

    Who may use: faculty, staff, and members of the monastic community
    Availability: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, except holidays
    Location: main level
    Use: This is a staff and faculty conference room, not a classroom space. Food service is permitted.
    Reservation contact: Virtual EMS or Event Services