“We’ve always studied at the library,” said Luteran, “but now we have more study space and white boards that we can use to teach each other organic chemistry or anatomy.”
The Cooper Technology Lounge is inviting, with soft colors on the walls and comfy furnishings. Sixty-four private, individual computer stations line the perimeter.
The interior of the main area provides the academic lounge experience, with its large opaque privacy screens, white boards and large flat-screen TVs that students can plug their laptop computers into. Students can arrange chairs and the various-size tables to fit the needs of any size group.
A second main area features large editing stations that include oversized monitors and the latest software for editing video, images and audio for presentations. For added convenience, hundreds of outlets are available for students to charge their laptops, cell phones, iPods and other personal technology. Eighty laptops are also available for students to check out and use elsewhere in the library.
Student president Meredith Ross talked about the popularity of the library and what the Cooper Technology Lounge means to students.