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The Bobst Library Research Commons comprises quiet and collaborative spaces on the 4th, 5th, and 6th floors of Bobst Library. The staff, technology, equipment and furnishings you’ll find in the Research Commons to 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)

  • media viewing areas

On the 5th Floor

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 5th floor:

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)