Study Spaces and Computers

Notre Dame Campus Library

Study Space

Study tables, some with laptop connections, are available throughout the library. The library is divided into two types of study area, group and individual (Quiet Study Area).

Group Study Area

There are numerous tables in the Group Study Area on the north side of the Library. If you need to work in a group and discuss what you are doing with others, please use this side of the Library. You will also find wall-mounted whiteboards, useful for group work and tutoring sessions. Whiteboard markers and erasers may be signed out at the Circulation Desk.

Quiet Study Area and Laptop/Study Carrels

The south side of the Library is designated an individual quiet study area. If noise is creating a disturbance in the Quiet Study Area, notify Information Desk staff who will see if it can be alleviated. Some carrels on the Quiet Study side of the Library are equipped with power bars for laptops and mobile devices.

Computer Lab

The Library’s computer lab is open to students and staff of the College as well as the public. Technical help is available from 8:00 to 4:00, Monday to Friday. Inquiries about the Lab can be made by phoning (204) 632-2332.

Computer workstations are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Patrons are asked to be respectful to others during busy times of the day and not monopolize computer workstations to browse social networking.

Lab Equipment

  • 20 PCs in the lab area (Includes 2 Accessible computers (JAWS and ZoomText)
  • 15 PCS in library classroom
  • 12 PCs next to the Library entrance (OPAC area) This area includes some Guest access workstations, a flatbed scanner and one Handicap access computer)
  • 2 networked Black and white printers
  • 1 networked Color multifunction printer/scanner

Lab Software

  • Windows 10
  • Adobe Acrobat DC
  • Microsoft Office 2016 including Access, Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project 2016 Professional
  • Microsoft Visio 2016 Professional
  • Respondus LockDown Browser
  • AutoCAD
  • VMWare (for MedStation 4000, Pyxis, Sage 50/300)

Library Classroom

The Library Classroom is located in room CM29 of the Library, adjacent to the computer lab. The primary use of the facility is by library staff for Library Instruction sessions. When not in use for library instruction or other meetings as listed below, it is available as an extension of the computer lab.

All bookings must be made through the Library Information Desk either in person or by calling 204-632-2233. Only College staff or clients may book the Library Classroom. No bookings will be taken from students or the general public. Not available as a general meeting room, study or seminar room, or as an exam room.

Conflicting requests will be prioritized as follows:

  • Library Instruction
  • Library Staff meetings
  • Hardware previews and demonstrations from vendors
  • Software previews and demonstration from vendors
  • Hardware and software training for College staff
  • Curriculum and Learning Resources Division meetings where the computers or data projector is essential and no other facilities are available through Room Allocations
  • College staff meetings where the computers or data projector are essential and no other facilities are available through Room Allocations
  • Use by appropriate external groups

Exchange District Campus Library

Study Space

Study tables, all with laptop connections, are available throughout the Learning Commons, including the Library. The Lower Learning commons contains seating for 65 at tables with laptop connections.

A quiet reading area is available in the Periodicals room within the Library.

Breakout Rooms

Breakout rooms (small group study rooms) are located in the Learning Commons,  mostly in the Library. Break-out rooms are located:

  • 2 in the Lower Learning Commons, each for 3 people, no advance booking.
  • 4 in the main Library area, each for 4 people, no advance booking
  • 5 accessed from the Library Computer Lab, three for 4 people, no advance booking; two for 6 people, advance booking for current week.

Computers

  • 3 iMacs and 15 PCs in the Upper Learning Commons
  • 8 PCs in the Lower Learning Commons
  • 10 PCs inside the Library
  • 16 PCs inside the Library Classroom/Lab
  • 7 PCs in the small breakout rooms

 Other Equipment

  • networked printers in the Library,  the Library Lab, and the Lower Commons.
  • one networked copier / scanner / colour printer in the Library