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New Group Study Rooms @KSL, No Reservations Needed...
New Group Study Rooms are open for your 24x7 use on the third floor of KSL. Previously Seminar Rooms, 301-A and 301-B are now open on a first-come basis to any group who needs space to spread out and discuss or study together.
Reservations are no longer required for these rooms. Like the others on the 3rd floor and Lower Level, large tables, 6-8 chairs, and whiteboards help you get your projects completed.
All library policies apply to everyone using the Group Study Rooms (Drink & Snack, Acceptable Use, Cell Phone Use, etc.) Share the rooms with your colleagues (groups can ask an individual to vacate a Group Study Room), shut the door so others are disturbed by your conversations, and good luck with your studies this semester!
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Take a Free Class ...
Want to learn more about Access, PowerPoint, Refworks, RSS? Perhaps you'd like to know more about patent searching, grant writing, or just how to mine your way through the dozens of research databases at KSL...the answers await you, in a CaseLearns class. These classes are free to Case faculty, students, and staff, and can greatly enhance your skills in record time.
Browser the courses that are offered on the web Semester Calendar. Click on the blue "week" or "semester" tab see what's up next, and then sign up for a class that saves you time and gives you new skills. Classes range from 1 hour to 1 day–logon and sign up for something new today!
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New Computers in KSL
While most of the Case community is away on winter interim break, the KSL technology team staff is working to install new computers in KSL. When you return for Spring Semester, you'll find all new computers that have more speed...and more power, in most cases.
Computers on the KSL main floor will be found nearer to the staff at the Reference Desk, and on some of the large black tables so you can work together on group projects. With Reference staff nearby, you can work with a librarian to use the best suggested resources for your topic, and begin to work on your paper or project–all on the same computer.
Need to do a PowerPoint presentation? You'll be able to do so, with more help along the way, too. While KSL hard drives are still protected for obvious security reasons, the Microsoft Office Suite is fully available for your use, and you can start/save/and work on documents later, all from library computers. If you aren't finished, just save your file to the desktop and mail it to yourself, or right click on the file and save it to your jump or flash drive for completion on another computer elsewhere.
Just need to do some online searching? All KSL computers have the same research resources and web access, but since the main floor computers have Office on them, you might opt for a quieter place to search online, and the 2nd floor is perfect for that.
KSL computers--new, fast, more powerful. A great way to start a new semester.
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Enjoy Longer Hours During January Interim Session
This January, KSL stays open a bit longer for you to catch up on your personal research, or to plan ahead for Spring 06! Monday through Thursday, KSL remains open until 8:30 p.m. to accommodate your research needs. Check the Hours Hotline for up to date news about hours, all the time @ 368-6500, or check the Hours link from the KSL homepage.
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