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Floor plans & study spaces
Library floor plans
* Variety of carrels, large tables, and comfortable couches throughout the libraries on all levels
* Extended hours during reading and exam periods (Keefe Science is open 24 hours)
* Wireless throughout
* Frost 1st floor is conversation-friendly
* Quietest spaces on Frost Level 3 and Level C
* Many group study spaces throughout Frost; contact the Circulation Desk for more information
* Four rooms on level 3
* Kesselhaut Room on level 3
* 2 computer-equipped rooms on level A; 3 other group studies
* Check out keys to A level rooms at the Circulation Desk. Keys go out for 4-hour loan and are renewable only after a 15-minute waiting period. A minimum of 2 people per room, please. See current availability.
- Free for students, faculty and staff of Amherst College
- Available on a first-come, first-served basis; request a locker at the Frost Circulation Desk
- For storing books checked out to you (or those you own)
- Not for journals or newspapers (as they can't be checked out), food or beverages
- Lockers are cleared at the end of each Spring semester . You must remove all materials from your assigned locker by that time.
- For the safety of our patrons and to ensure the protection of the collection, the Library reserves the right to access and inspect any of its lockers at any time.
- Neither the Library nor the College assumes any liability for any theft or damage to items left in the storage lockers.
The Barker Room and the Lane Room are available, by reservation, when Frost Library is open.
Barker and Lane are primarily library-instruction spaces, for use by classes meeting with a librarian. They may be available for other one-time instructional purposes or meetings, but note that they are not a substitute for classroom space scheduled by the Registrar. Schedule use of Barker or Lane at least 24 hours in advance by contacting Missy Roser in Research and Instruction, or your subject librarian.
Last minute or impromptu use of either Barker or Lane may be possible; ask at the Circulation Desk or call Access Services at 542-2373.
- Library instruction, library meetings, and technology training have top priority.
- Use that requires computer projection has priority over other use.
- Use the free-standing whiteboard (Lane) or bulletin board (Barker door) to post times each day when they cannot be used as lab space.
- Ask users to vacate the room prior to the start of any scheduled class or meeting.
- Instructors/meeting conveners are responsible for leaving each room in good condition for subsequent users.
- Barker and Lane will be open as part of the A-level computer lab during the academic year when not in use for a class or meeting.
- The doors to Barker and Lane will be unlocked and opened completely while available as public lab space.
- The IT Student Supervisor at the A-level service desk will monitor activities in Lane and Barker as elsewhere on A level by walking through the area from time to time.