The University of Kansas Libraries
August 24, 2009
Watson room 425, also known as the "sun room," will be converted into a faculty/graduate student study lounge this fall.
New study lounge for faculty, graduate students to open in Watson Library
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Faculty and graduate students who want a place of their own in Watson Library will soon get their wish. Room 425, the glassed-in area located next to the elevator on the fourth floor and known informally as the "sun room" because of its large south-facing windows, will be reconfigured to offer a work space designed for reading, writing, and researching.
Amenities will include:
- two computer work stations and a dedicated printer;
- power outlets and wireless networking for computing (laptops can be checked out from the third floor service desk);
- a variety of seating and work areas, including upholstered furniture and end tables, as well as work tables and desk chairs;
- a bank of 15 lockers to be assigned by semester;
- a rolling whiteboard; and
- a phone with local access.
The space will be available for faculty and graduate student use starting this fall.
For more information or to reserve a locker for the fall semester, visit the service desk on the third floor of Watson Library, or call 785-864-8983.