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Library Spaces

Libraries aren't just for quiet research and study. Roesch Library has spaces for academic programs, cultural events, art exhibits, media production, creative expression and dialogue.

  • Collab: This classroom and event space (Room 240) contains collapsible round tables and seating. To book a library instruction, fill out the online form. To book the space for use after 4:30 p.m., contact Heidi Gauder.
  • Concourse D: This project development studio on the second-floor mezzanine is for students, faculty and university affiliates to connect, collaborate and create. The area is temporarily refurbished to accommodate individual study; reservations are not necessary. 
  • Dialogue Zone (currently closed): This innovative meeting space in the center of the first floor is designed to facilitate civil, productive discourse on sensitive or challenging issues. For information, contact the Dialogue Zone coordinator.
  • Gallery: This exhibit space is just inside the main entrance. Call 937-229-4094 for more information or see our events and exhibits website.
  • Gathering Place: This flexible space in the south section of the second floor has audio-visual capabilities for lectures, receptions and other events for large groups. For the 2020-2021 academic year, this area is reserved as a classroom. Contact the dean’s office at 937-229-4094 for more information.
  • Hello Desk: Stop by this desk in the lobby to check out reserved books or to ask for directions.
  • Information Point: At this desk in the center of the first floor, patrons can ask for assistance. Hours are available on the Libraries website.
  • Lactation space: For card access to this private space in the center of the first floor, see the Women’s Center website or visit Information Point.
  • Story Studio: This multimedia studio between Concourse D and the north stairwell on the second floor provides technology for recording and editing audio and video content. For information or to schedule the space, see
  • Scholars’ Commons:  Faculty and doctoral students can use this card-accessible space (Room 245) for research conversations, peer feedback, seminars, workshops and consultation. It’s open as available but can be booked in advance. Email the Scholars' Commons coordinator.
  • Refuel Zone: On the first floor near the west stairwell, vending machines are available with beverages and school supplies. 
  • Study spaces: Roesch Library has study spaces of varying sizes and sound levels. Study rooms, huddle rooms and team rooms can be reserved online. 
  • Zen Den (currently closed): This semi-enclosed dome, typically on the west end of the fifth floor, uses plants, subtle lighting and soft surfaces to create a quiet, meditative space. 

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