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Work and Meeting Spaces

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This page describes work and meeting spaces, including computer labs, in the libraries. To find computer labs outside of the libraries, visit the Guide to Academic Facilities.

General Work, Study and Meeting Space Information

Guidelines


Main Library

ADA Access: 

Library and Information Services strives to provide the best possible service to persons with disabilities. To request special accommodations not mentioned here, please contact the Middlebury College ADA office in Meeker House. 802-443-5936 (voice) ada@middlebury.edu   802-443-7437 (TTY) 802-443-2440 (fax)

Entrance
Users are encouraged to park in the designated spots on Old Chapel Road and enter the library through the front door.

Qualified individuals may be granted access to the Storrs Ave Exits. Students may apply for this access with the College’s ADA Coordinator. Faculty and staff may apply to Human Resources. Members of the general public may apply at the Main Library Circulation Desk.
Emergency Exits
Please note that the Main Level and the Lower Level have at-grade exits but the Upper Level and Mezzanines are accessed only by the elevators, which may not be used in case of fire. If you are a wheelchair user and you can’t exit the building during a fire alarm, wait inside one of the stairwells for rescue personnel. If possible, note the staircase number (1-4) and ask someone exiting the building to notify emergency responders of your location, or call 911 from a cell phone to alert rescuers of your location. The stairwells are designed as “safe zones” during a fire with doors that shut automatically and an independent air circulation system.

Elevator #2 in the NE corner of the building is designed to operate on the emergency generator during a power failure.

Retrieving Materials
Some users may not be able to reach all of the library shelves and some people may have trouble reading the call numbers on the spines of the books. Users may request assistance with book retrieval by contacting Circulation Services in person, by phone x5494, or email.
library_circulation@middlebury.edu

Equipment Available
Special equipment is available in LIB241, right around the corner from the print /copy center on the Main Level. There you’ll find a CCTV magnifying viewer and a computer workstation with a zoom text viewer and reader, as well as Dragon voice recognition software for English and Spanish. Ask for the “ADA computer” password at the Information Desk in the Atrium.



Carrels: 

Academic Year
Seniors may reserve a thesis carrel if currently enrolled in a 500, 600 or 700 level thesis/project.

  • Eligible seniors may sign up for an available carrel beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Monday following the first week of classes of any semester on a first-come, first-served basis.
    * Sign-up will continue as long as carrels are available.
    * Look at the map of carrels in the library.
    * Download a Thesis Carrel Application.

    * Bring the completed application to the Circulation Desk in person
    * Bring a Banner Web Class printout to verify thesis status
    * Midd ID required
    * Borrowing account in good standing required
    * Priority for carrel reservations is given to Seniors working on a thesis
    * Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis for Seniors not writing a thesis, if there are carrels available

Faculty Carrels may be reserved through the Office of the Dean of Faculty.

Music and Armstrong Library Carrels
A few carrels are also available at the Music and Armstrong Libraries. Please contact the Circulation Desks (Music x5218, Armstrong x5449).

Summer
Academic Year faculty and staff may reserve student library carrels during the summer semester on a first-come, first-served basis.

Summer Carrels may be reserved by currently enrolled students, or summer faculty and staff on a first-come, first-served basis starting the first day of the summer session. In addition, suites of carrels are designated for group use by individual language schools.

Library materials must be checked out at the Circulation Desks before storing in a locker or carrel.

Lockers and Carrels are subject to regular inspection and removal.

   * Library-use-only materials may not be stored and are subject to removal
* Personal belongings may be removed from lockers and carrels when locker/carrels keys are overdue


Classes in the Main Library

Center for Teaching, Learning, & Reserach (CTLR):

located in LIB225.  Please see their web page here.  


Displays:

Library & Information Services encourages groups and individuals to present displays of library materials to coincide with current events on campus or in the world at large. (Space may also be made available for displays that do not specifically feature library materials.)

The person or group requesting the space determines the content of displays. The person or group designs, installs, and removes the display with the assistance of LIS staff. Please remember that all policies in the College Handbook related to "Community Standards" must be adhered to. If a display includes content added by individuals, the presenters are responsible for checking the content daily to ensure that "Community Standards" are being upheld and the desplay doesn't include, for instance, slanderous statements or hate speech.

Student groups that want to sell anything must first apply to the Center for Campus Activities & Leadership (CCAL) for a vending permit. No home made food products may be distributed without consent from the manager of Dining Services.

Please note: Display space may also be available at the Armstrong Library, where two large glass cases and some other spaces may be reserved, and at the Music Library, where small displays may be accommodated. Contact Carrie Macfarlane at x5018 for more information on Armstrong displays and Dan Frostman at x5928 for more information on Music Library displays.

MAIN LIBRARY Displays

SPACES FOR TEMPORARY DISPLAYS:

Atrium (or lobby) on the Main Level: Can be set up in many ways with various combinations of the display props mentioned below. This space is often reserved so make your plans and place your reservation request early.

Harman Periodicals Reading Area, Lower Level: This half circle reading lounge at the bottom of the grand staircase can be set up in a variety of ways using the display props mentioned below.

BB next to Helpdesk adjacent to Atrium: This is a large square pillar wrapped on all sides with bulletin board. It's well suited for displays where you're seeking comments or feedback.

Harman Periodicals Reading Area, Lower Level: This half circle reading lounge at the bottom of the grand staircase can be set up in a variety of ways using the display props mentioned below.

BB next to rm140, Lower Level: Bulletin board above a counter top. Often used for discarded book jackets but the jackets can be removed and stored while topical displays are in place here.

EQUIPMENT AND PROPS FOR DISPLAYS:

Art panels: A four-panel display wall. Each panel is 82" high and 36" wide. It can be set up in either a zigzag line allowing for eight panels, or in a square to form a kiosk-like unit with four panels.

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Book display unit: An a-frame with four book shelves on it and a 12" x 37" tack board above. Can be set up and used in a variety of ways and placed where needed.



Large rolling bulletin board: Facilities Services has a fleet of these boards that can be placed in the Main Lib by request. The tacking surface is 68" wide and 44" high. (Please note that this is a two-sided board and if it is used the display must be designed with two sides.)


Computer monitor: An IMac may be placed on a pedestal to display web pages or show media. Reservations for this must be made in advance.

Poster frames: Versatile sign stands or easels--
a) Black metal stand 8.5"x11", horizon orientation. b) Silver metal stand 11"x17", portrait orientation. c) Stand that accepts one or two 3' x 2' bulletin boards, horizon or portrait orientation. d) Easels with foam core backing for any size up to 32" x 42, horizon or portrait orientation, e) freestanding frame that accepts bannerlike posters sized as large as 39.5"x 90".

Pedestals and cases: A selection of pedestals and display cases in various sizes are on loan from the Museum of Art.

Here are the showcases we have available. They are square pedestals with a plexiglas cover. The first three dimensions are the size of the display case inside the plexiglas.
(wide x deep x high x (height of base from floor)
9x9x14.5x(47)
9x16.5x15.75x(38)
10x13x14x(50)
11x11x15x(44)
17x24x23x(30)
24x31x26.5x(30)

What follows is a brief checklist of things to keep in mind when preparing a display FOR THE mAIN LIBRARY--

  • Propose your idea to the LIS Facilities Coordinator via email explaining who?, what?, where?, when? jwatson@middlebury.edu

Once approval is granted--

  • Vending: Students groups that want to sell anything must first apply to the Center for Campus Activities & Leadership (CCAL) for a vending permit.
    * Time and Place: decide when you’d like to present your display. Discuss space options with the LIS Facilities Coordinator who will schedule your display in the calendar.
    * Plan: create a detailed plan for your display. Decide how you’d like it to look. Danielle Rougeau installs many exhibits for LIS and can offer advice on design. What materials will you need? You may want to consult a Reference Librarian to see what library materials would be appropriate for your display. Gather things like poster board and images for signage. If your display will include media or computing equipment like a computer, be sure to reserve those items in advance through the Helpdesk. (Be sure that you have the legal right to copy anything like images, text, video clips, etc. that you copy to create your display.) If your display is related to an upcoming event, consider including information referring to the display in the promotional materials for the event. Each display should indicate who presented it and include contact information that can be used if people viewing it have questions or comments.
    * Select library materials: If you are using library materials in your display, the day before you install your display, gather the materials from the shelves and give them to the Circulation Desk to change the status of the materials from “available” to “on display” so that library users will be able to locate the items.
    * Install: take all your materials and mount your display. Remember not to damage surfaces. Everything you do should be completely reversible and you should leave the display area in the same condition it was in before you installed your display. Please bring all the tools and supplies (tape, scissors, etc.) you’ll need to complete your work with you. Schedule a time with Media Services through the LIS Helpdesk to install any media equipment. If you're using any of the mobile display units coordinate the timing of their placement with the LIS Facilities Coordinator.
    * Publicize: work with LIS staff to set up promotional signage to direct people to your display. Submit a listing to Events at Middlebury.
    * Removal: when your display is scheduled to end, take it down right away and return and library materials to the Circulation Desk to have the status changed from “on display” back to “available”. LIS staff will return the books to the shelves.

The following LIS staff members are available to help you prepare and install your display:

Scheduling space and equipment, signage, etc.: Joseph Watson (x5487, LIB133)

Computer equipment, or media copying/DVD creation: the LIS Helpdesk (x2200, LIB202)

Media Production: Joe Antonioli (x3062, LIB213)

Plotter for printing large-scale posters or backdrops: Mack Roark (x2328, LIB214)

Advice on aesthetic or artistic choices: Danielle Rougeau (x5634, LIB101)

Book Status Change: Elin Waagen, Circulation Services (x2392. LIB250A)

Questions about copyright: Jeff Rehbach (x5811, LIB202C)

Thanks for your interest! Let us know how we can help!

Find a PC, Mac or printer

Hours:  See go/hours

Labs

Lockers:  

Keys may be borrowed at the Main Circulation Desk on a first-come, first-served basis for 28 days.

  • Extended loan of a locker may be requested at the Circulation Desk
    * Please return all locker keys by the due date but no later than the end of the semester
    * Lockers will be cleared of all contents at the end of every semester

Library materials must be checked out at the Circulation Desks before storing in a locker or carrel.

Lockers and Carrels are subject to regular inspection and removal.

  • Library-use-only materials may not be stored and are subject to removal
    * Personal belongings may be removed from lockers and carrels when locker/carrels keys are overdue

Maps of the Main Library

Printing

Rooms

Special Collections

Room Reservation Info

Wilson Media Development Lab

Wireless

Music Library

ADA Access:

Carrels: Two rooms contain study carrels and tables. Students may reserve a carrel when working on a senior thesis by placing a request in person at the Circulation Desk.

Find a PC, Mac or printer:        Also a computer station with an attached piano keyboard and music notation software is available.

Group study and viewing/listening: Four media rooms, each accommodating up to four people, are available for group study or for viewing video recordings. Keys are available to check out at the circulation desk. Each room contains a computer, turntable, cassette player, CD player, VCR, laserdisc, and DVD player. In addition, one room has a digital scanner.

Hours:   See go/hours

Lab:   

Lockers:   

Maps of the Music Library:

Media- viewing, listening, editing, copying:  media carrels are available for public use equipped to play compact discs, LPs, and cassettes. A dual-deck audio cassette recorder and a CD recorder - which can record from cassette or LP to CD - are available for copying sound recordings pursuant to copyright laws.

Print/copy: A photocopy machine is available for public use.

Rooms: Four media rooms, each accommodating up to four people, are available for group study or for viewing video recordings. Keys are available to check out at the circulation desk. Each room contains a computer, turntable, cassette player, CD player, VCR, laserdisc, and DVD player. In addition, one room has a digital scanner. Also, available for check-out at the circulation desk are keys to both a music practice room and the computer music lab (both elsewhere in the Center for the Arts).

Room Reservation Info:  Available for check-out at the circulation desk are keys to both a music practice room and the computer music lab (both elsewhere in the Center for the Arts).

Wireless:  

   

Armstrong Library

ADA Access

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Carrels

Carrels are located on the Second (main) Level and the Lower Level. Senior thesis writers may reserve a carrel on the Lower Level by placing a request in person at the Circulation Desk (ask for a supervisor).

Computers

PCs are located on the Second (main) Level and the Lower Level. To find an available computer, visit go/findapc (all computer labs on campus), McCardell Bicentennial Hall - Armstrong Library (Second Level), or McCardell Bicentennial Hall - Armstrong 161 (Lower Level).

Armstrong 161 is a computer lab located on the Lower Level.  It has 12 workstations 1 podium computer. For more information, see the description in the Guide to Academic Facilities.

Copying

A color copier (50 cents per page) and a black-and-white copier (10 cents per page) are located below the stairs on the Lower Level.  Copy cards can be purchased from the vending machine near the copiers.

Exhibits and Displays

A display case at the entrance to the library may be used by groups or individuals for curricular or co-curricular exhibits. Other spaces in the library maybe used as well. Contact Carrie Macfarlane (cmacfarl@middlebury.edu, 802.443.5018) for more information.

Hours

See go/hours

Lockers

There are a few lockers on the Lower Level of Armstrong. Check out a key from a supervisor at the Circulation Desk. [is there a $5 deposit to borrow the key?]

Maps of the Armstrong Library

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Printing

There are 3 printers at Armstrong: BIH203K (Second Level), and BIH202 and BIH161 (Lower Level). To find an available printer, visit visit go/findaprinter (all computer labs on campus), McCardell Bicentennial Hall - Armstrong Library (Second Level), or McCardell Bicentennial Hall - Armstrong 161 (Lower Level).

Rooms

3 group studies and 1 computer lab are located in Armstrong.

  • Armstrong 158 Group Study (Lower Level)
    Capacity=6. May not be reserved. Has large plasma TV, DVD/VHS player, and cable for laptop hookup.
  • Armstrong 159 Group Study (Lower Level)
    Capacity = 8. Reservations for 2 or more people may be placed in the calendar by any Armstrong staff member. Has large plasma TV, DVD/VHS player, and cable for laptop hookup.
  • Armstrong 161 Computer Lab (Lower Level)
    Capacity = 12. Reservations may be placed in the calendar only by an Armstrong supervisor. Scheduling more than 7 days in advance is only for LIS instruction/training, otherwise open as a computer lab. Has 12 PC workstations, 1 PC workstation at lectern, projector and screen. For a list of software installed on these machines, consult the chart at go/software.
  • Armstrong 205 Group Study (Second Level)
    Capacity=4. May not be reserved. Has no special equipment.

Room Reservations

Contact the Circulation Desk (802.443.5449) to reserve Armstrong 159 Group Study or the Armstrong 161 Computer Lab.  Reservations for the computer lab must be made by a supervisor; ask for one at the Circulation Desk or contact Carrie Macfarlane (802.443.5018 or cmacfarl@middlebury.edu).

Wireless

Midd_unplugged and Midd_secure networks are both available.

Voter

Rooms

Room Reservation Info

Labs

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Wireless


Sunderland

Rooms

Room Reservation Info

Labs

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Wireless


Davison Library and Bread Loaf

Rooms

Room Reservation Info

Labs

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Wireless

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