Library Study, Meeting, and Instructional Spaces

 

Library Services provides various facilities in Memorial Library which promote learning and research for students and faculty and serve formal and informal instruction needs for Minnesota State Mankato students.

Open Library areas are designated space on first-come, first-served basis. The third floor and specific areas of the first floor and second floor are designated as quiet study space.

  • Study Spaces
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Study Carrels
      • ERC individual study carrels 151 – 163 are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved. Carrels 164-169 are available for media viewing only.
    • Anatomy Room
      • The Anatomy Room (ML86) is available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved for class use by library or non-library departments. This room is available for study only. Priority use of the Anatomy Room is given to Minnesota State University, Mankato students.  Access to the Anatomy Room may require proof of University affiliation as demonstrated through producing a valid MavCard.
    • Library Commons
      • The Library Commons is a designated area on the first floor of the library equipped with workstations to support the research needs of students by providing point of need research assistance by the Reference Services Team. These workstations are available on a first-come, first-served basis only and cannot be reserved for class use by library or non-library departments.
    • Quiet Study Rooms
      • The quiet study rooms (ML1030 and ML1010) are designated open study areas on the first floor of the library. One room is equipped with computer workstations, one room is equipped with quiet study seats adjacent to power outlets. These workstations are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved for class use by library or non-library departments.
    • General Use Computers in Memorial Library and Kiyo Suyematsu Music Library
      • All open area public-use computers in Memorial Library and Kiyo Suyematsu Music Library area first-come, first-served use for research and learning. Refer to the “Acceptable Use Guidelines for Library Services Computers and Network” policy.
  • Library Instructional Classrooms (ML81 and ML1027)
    • During the first twelve weeks of each semester, top priority will be given to library instruction sessions. Use by non-Library groups will be considered if other University spaces are not available, and may only be scheduled within one week of the proposed meeting/visit.
    • During times outside the first twelve weeks of each semester, other library and non- library groups may schedule use of the room further in advance.
    • If there is a need for a specific room and library classroom are already booked, contact Library Administration at (507) 389-5952.
    • During times when ML81 is not scheduled, the room is designated as public computer lab space.
    • Non-library use of the classrooms is scheduled through Library Administration at (507) 389-5952.
    • Any request outside of those described by this policy must go through the Library Faculty/Dean of the Library. The Library Department Chair or their designee will bring requests to the Library Faculty for consideration.
  • ML109
  • Classroom ML109 is a designated computer lab space for library instruction and classes in the colleges of Arts & Humanities and Social and Behavioral Science. During peak library instruction times, support offices within Academic Affairs can request the room within two weeks of a proposed event, while all other group events may be scheduled within one week of the proposed event. Groups may schedule the room further in advance outside peak library instruction times. Contact the Assistant to the Dean of Library Services at (507) 389- 2290 or Library Administration at (507) 389-5952 to request ML109.
    • Colleges of Arts & Humanities and Social & Behavioral Sciences can schedule semester long classes in ML109 up to 20 hours a week (per college) during designated times. Classes scheduled in the room should be computer intensive and have an enrollment of approximately 40 – 50 students.
    • Each college will coordinate scheduling ML109 with their dean’s office. A dean’s office representative will contact the Library Administration office to schedule classes and grant room card access to instructors.
    • Other Arts & Humanities and Social & Behavioral Sciences classes can request ML109 via their dean’s office on a class-by-class basis.
    • Room use by other groups on an event-by-event basis will be considered if:
      • The group needs a large computer lab or collaborative workspace.
      • Other University spaces are not available.
      • Any request outside of those described by this policy must go through the Library Faculty/Dean of the Library. The Library Department Chair or their designee will bring requests to the Library Faculty for consideration
  • General Classrooms and Meeting Spaces
    • Global Learning Lab and Casual Learning Lab
      • Contact University Scheduling at (507) 389-2223 for scheduling the Global Learning Lab (ML45) and Casual Learning Lab (ML47).
    • Center for Excellence & Innovation (ML88 & ML94)
      • The Center for Excellence & Innovation rooms (ML88 & ML94) can be reserved by faculty and staff through the Center at (507) 389-5899.
    • University Conference Room
      • The University Conference Room (ML1034) may be scheduled by the Minnesota State University, Mankato community by contacting the Library’s Administration Office at 507-389-5953.
    • Library Telepresence Room
      • Frist priority is given to Library use. Second priority is given to non-library telepresence use.  Other uses may be scheduled by arrangement.  This room may not be reserved for semester-long courses.  The Library Telepresence room (ML2057) may be scheduled by the Minnesota State University, Mankato community by contacting the Library’s Administration Office at (507) 389-5953.
    • ML3105 – Dean’s Conference Room
      • The Dean’s Conference Room (ML3105) is available for administrative and Library use by contacting the Library’s Administration Office at (507) 389-5953.
      • The Dean has priority for this room and your meeting may be relocated on short notice.
    • Emeriti Room
      • Minnesota State University, Mankato emeriti can access the Emeriti Room by visiting the Circulation Desk and presenting their MavCard.
    • Assigned Study Carrels for Teaching/Graduate Assistants
      • Carrels (134 – 150) are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis after obtaining written permission by student’s academic department. For availability and guidelines, contact the Library’s Administration Office at (507) 389-5953.