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The Bobst Library Research Commons comprises quiet and collaborative spaces on Floors 4, 5, and 6 of Bobst Library. The staff, technology, equipment, and furnishings you’ll find in the Research Commons ensure that users can work with maximum productivity.

The Research Commons offers:

  • Research and reference services

  • Individual and collaborative study and work spaces optimized for laptop and mobile device use with robust wi-fi and plenty of power outlets.

  • Specialized technology to support data, GIS, digital project management, and multi-media scholarship needs (see Digital Studio, and Data Services) for more information.

  • Media viewing areas

On Floor 5

You’ll find a Help Spot, where you can use a computer to chat with a librarian, or easily find a library staff member.

Reference and research services are offered by:

Also on the Floor 5:

On the 4th Floor

  • Dissertation Writers’ Rooms (Rooms 436 & 427)

  • Individual and Collaborative Graduate study areas

  • Printers

  • Copiers

  • Reading rooms



  • Help Spot
  • Lockers
  • Quiet Study Space


  • Bloomberg and Datastream terminals (5th floor)
  • PCs (5th floor)
  • Macs (4th, 5th, 6th floors)
  • Printers (4th, 5th, 6th floors)
  • Photocopiers (4th, 5th, 6th floors)
  • Book Scanners (4th, 5th, 6th floors)