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Group Study Rooms

Mac Group Study Rooms

Aristotle, Plato, & Socrates Rooms

Confucius Connect Room

Great for collaborative group work!

Hypatia Group Study Room

Mac Group Study Rooms

Reserve a room at the Circulation Desk!

Confucius Connect Room

Group Study Rooms

To schedule a group study room, inquire at the Circulation Desk.

Rooms are available for two-hour checkout periods with the option of renewing if there is no other group scheduled. Group Study Rooms may be reserved in advance. Rooms may be scheduled up to one week in advance, with no more than two advance reservations per person per week.

Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle Group Study Rooms

Below is a listing of what is inside each of these rooms.

  • Dual Boot iMac - These computers boot in the Windows operating system as well as the MAC operating system.
  • Large Monitor - with a screen of 27 inches
  • The rooms are made to hold up to 5 students
  • Every room has two small dry erase boards
  • Rooms can be rented for 2 hours at a time with the option to renew if there are no prior reservations.

Below is a list of the programs available on the iMacs.

On the Windows side:

  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • SPSS
  • Basilica of St. Francis (Only available in the Socrates room)
  • Atlas Ti

On the Mac side:

  • Microsoft Office 2011
  • Adobe Suite CS4, Including Bridge, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Media Player, and Photoshop
  • iLife 2010, Including Garage Band, iMovie, iPhoto
  • Rosetta Stone for Spanish (Only available in the Socrates room)


Confucius Connect media:scape

Confucius Connect has media:scape technology which makes it easy for groups to collaborate on group projects. Up to six users can display their laptop screen on one of two monitors. 

media:scape is very easy to use:

  • Open the media well and remove a Puck™
  • Connect the Puck™ to your laptop
  • Share what’s on your laptop by pressing the Puck™


de Beauvoir Group Study Room

 The de Beauvoir Group Study Room is equipped with:

  • 5 swivel chairs with a swivel work surface
  • 1 PC computer


 Hypatia Group Study Room

The Hypatia Group Study Room is equipped with:

  • 5 swivel chairs with a swivel work surface
  • A monitor for viewing VHS tapes
  • 1 PC computer


Learn more about our Group Study Rooms!


How to Reserve a Group Study Room

To reserve your group study room stop by the library's Circulation Desk or call 610-796-8223

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Alvernia University
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