Remember when you were in grade, middle, and high school? Remember the lists of supplies you needed? The excitement of new notebooks, pens, and new backpacks? All those things designed to help make you more successful in your school career? We don’t have a list of supplies you’ll need to purchase for the new school year, but we do have so much that will help you be successful through this academic year!
When you start those classes you’ll no doubt find your professors have resources they have put “on reserve.” That means we have them here in the library and available for you to check out. Check our website for complete information about our circulation policies for all our materials – including course reserves!
Forgot your charging cable for your laptop? Guess what – you can check one out! We have over 230 tools available! We also have cables and cords – I’m guessing we have the exact one you need! Head to our Tool Library webpage – we have everything from 3D scanners, 360 Degree Cameras, Go Pro, computer mice, creative boxes to help you with programming & circuits, hammers, screwdrivers, phone & computer chargers, and SO much more! And, we add more tools all the time! New tools for this fall include an Oculus Quest – no wires! And that means we know have both the Oculus AND the Oculus Quest!!! We also now have a Muse – a headband which tracks your brain signals. It measures brain signals much like a heart monitor senses your heartbeat.
And, our tools go perfectly with our Creative Space! We have a virtual reality station, collaboration tables, modeling stations and a prototyping station – the perfect place to collaborate with team members on class projects! It is also the perfect place to tinker and be creative! As Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” So, stop in, be creative – who knows what you’ll invent!
If you want to work together as a team, but need a space that is a bit quieter – we’ve got 2 study pods! Pod 1 has a white board and Media:Scape! Media:Scape is designed for easy collaboration – up to 6 electronic devices can be connected to the large screen monitor! Pod 2 is smaller but has a large white board, Markers are available to check out in the Tool Library! The pods may be reserved – go to the Group Study Rooms webpage for instructions! We also have 27 ITC computers, 2 scanners, and 2 printers!
In all, we have over 140 seats available in 8 different types of seating! We have study carrels, easy chairs, bean bags, gamer chairs, not to mention the all the computers!
Need a quiet place to study? Our lower level (where all the books are located!) is a dedicated quiet space. All the study carrels and the new easy chairs have access to electrical outlets for that all-important charging! We also have both gaming chairs and bean bags! A new feature this year are two faux-fireplaces! Feel free to come, sit in our easy chairs and study before a (fake) fire!
Did you know we have a youtube channel? We do! Subscribe to us – UIEngLib! We are adding more and more videos all the time – an overview of the library, instructional videos on resources such as Endnote Basic – AND we’ve added a Detective Jones series! Watch the short video which will pose a question at the end, choose the answer you believe is the best and it will take you to the next video! Stay tuned – there will more cases for you and Detective Jones to solve!
If you want up-to-date information about all we have going on, be sure to follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook (@UIEngLib). You’ll get the scoop on special events (like Learn & Create classes, Pi Day, new resources…).
We have over 145,o00 print resources and over 800 electronic journals! Need help navigating all that information? Check our LibGuide page. Our Head Librarian, Kari Kozak and Informatics Librarian, Qianijn (Marina) Zhang, are also available for research consultations! And all our staff are available to help you find the resources you need!
Welcome back! Stop in and see all we have to offer!!
Notebook photo: By Sfoerster – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15504332