Facilities: Study Areas / Accessibility / Lockers / Coffee
Gramley Library is a great place to study -- and for most students, it is the best place for studying on campus. It also houses a diverse collection of books, periodicals, movies, etc. which are available for your use and enjoyment. Also see: information about computing and audio-visual resources.
Two glass-enclosed group study rooms are available on the library's second floor. Each room contains a table and chairs, desktop computer and connections for up to two laptop computers, widescreen monitor and wireless Internet access. When the rooms are not reserved, anyone may use them on a first-come, first-served basis. While individuals are welcome to use the group study rooms, they are prioritized for group use.
Groups may make self-scheduled reservations for the current week using the sign-up sheets located outside the study rooms. Please note that a group may reserve only one, three-hour block of time per week. The rooms may be used at additional times without a reservation, provided another group is not using them. To reserve the study rooms more than one week in advance, or to make a recurring reservation, contact Anna Rainey, Circulation Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-917-5419. These types of reservations may require several days for processing.
Informal Group Study Areas
Students have quickly discovered the newly remodeled spaces and tables on the ground floor of the library. The tables are located next to the bound periodicals and by the beverage station. The plush chairs and couch by the fireplace comprise another comfortable setting for group discussion.
The Library Assembly Room (LAR) is another resource for group study. If it has not been reserved for use by other groups on campus, you may use it freely. You may also reserve it for a formal, non-recurring study session (see "Reserving the Library Assembly Room").
Before making yourselves comfortable in the LAR, be certain to inquire with the circulation desk attendant as to the LAR's availability. Do close the doors during your discussions in the LAR so that other students on the third floor can study peacefully.
NOTE: unless you have reserved the LAR, please DO NOT alter the room's arrangement. It may be set up for an event to occur at a later time or date.
Elevator access is provided to all floors. A restroom on the ground floor is equipped for handicapped use.
The staff will make every effort to assist with any special needs you might have (i.e., using the copier, reaching books in the stacks) and we welcome your requests and suggestions.
Secure locker space is available on the ground floor near the inner stairwell. Keys are available for check out from the circulation desk for three (3) day periods.
Hot Beverage Service
Courtesy of the Office of the President, Salem students, staff, and faculty are welcome to enjoy hot cups of coffee. The hot beverage machine is located on the ground floor of the library. Beverages are individually dispensed. The cost is 50 cents for an 8 ounce cup and 70 cents for a 12 ounce cup.