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

The Research Commons offer:

  • Research and reference services.

  • Individual and collaborative study and work spaces optimized for laptop and mobile device use, with robust wireless Internet 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.

Reference and research services are offered by:

Also on Floor 5 are:


  • Natural lighting
  • Outlets
  • Lockers
  • VTS kiosk


  • Bloomberg and Datastream terminals
  • PCs
  • Macs
  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • Scanners


  • Rolling chairs
  • Non-rolling chairs
  • Workstation seating
  • Lounge seating
  • Non-rolling tables