Wrapping Up the Semester at the Dude

Photo of a person studying
Photo by Stephen S. courtesy of Flickr Commons (CC by 2.0).

Finals are upon us once again, and now is the perfect time to take advantage of the many resources at the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library.

Need help with your research? Feel free to stop by the Reference Desk, located on the 2nd floor of the Duderstadt Center, where a librarian will be on hand to answer any questions you might have. You can also get specialized assistance on the library website with our research guides, which include databases and journals recommended by subject specialists.

If you're working on a group project, try our new visualization space on the 2nd floor. We recently installed several large monitors that are great for collaboration. For individual work, there are hundreds of computers throughout the building, most of which are administered by CAEN.

As always, the Digital Media Commons is a great destination for high-tech projects. The DMC has a design lab, 3D printing lab, and state-of-the-art audio and video studios, to name a few. Don't hesitate to visit Groundworks for help with scanning, poster printing, or any kind of media conversion and editing.

By now you've probably seen the study rooms along the 2nd floor hallway, but did you know that you can reserve them? When these workrooms are not in use by the Engineering Career Resource Center, students are welcome to schedule time to use them. There are 19 study rooms in AAEL, three of which can accommodate groups of three or more. There is a four-hour maximum for reservations, and unoccupied rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

AAEL will be open 24 hours through December 21st. We will then have abbreviated hours for a few days before closing for winter break. You can check out our hours at the University Library website.