Library Spaces & Technology
Corette Library and Simperman Learning Commons have several different types of classrooms, labs and open spaces that support individual and group study, events, collaborative learning, and intellectual creativity and exploration.
Open areas on the main floor and lower level, and the Quiet Area on the lower level, are all accessible to the public. There is no talking in the Quiet Area.
The following rooms listed throughout this page are available for use only by Carroll College faculty, staff and students.
Reservable spaces and their equipped technology are described below:
- Room 228 - Computer Lab: Seating for 24; 10 desktop computers available; whiteboards and whiteboard walls covering circumference of room; 4 ceiling-mounted projectors, one of which is automatically connected to PC with Internet connection.
- Room 229 - Computer Lab: Seating for 24; 24 desktop computers; whiteboards and whiteboard walls covering circumference of room; 4 ceiling-mounted projectors, one of which is automatically connected to PC with Internet connection.
- Room 233 - Sandbox: 5 ceiling-mounted projectors, one of which is automatically connected to PC with Internet connection; whiteboard walls covering the circumference of the room. Moveable chairs and desks. Seating for 25.
- Room 235 - Sage Room: Tiered room with 48 fixed seats; ceiling-mounted projector connected to PC with Internet; projection screen and curtains; DVD/Blu-ray player; 3 wall-mounted LCD screens connected to PC; whiteboard wall.
- Room 122 - Communications Lab: Single ceiling-mounted projector; TV monitor on south wall; whiteboard wall at front of room; accent lighting; window in rear of room that views into Communications Lab room. Moveable chairs and moveable, adjustable height whiteboard desks. Seating for 25. Reserving this space also reserves the breakout open space outside the room; this area has a wireless projector (no PC provided) and HMDI input and whiteboard walls in the front and back of the space. All furniture except one high-top table is moveable. Seating for 30.
- Room 120 - Green Screen & Lightboard Recording Studio: Contact Dan Case or Ryan Hazen in Academic Technology for access.
Other Spaces that are non-reservable
The Writing Center (Room 111)
The Writing Center is located on the lower level of the Library and Learning Commons. It is a place for Carroll undergraduates to get help with any aspect of their writing, from specific assignments to general writing skills, across the curriculum for all levels of students. The Writing Center is staffed by trained undergraduate tutors who provide individual meetings to students working on any writing assignment. You don't have to have a finished paper to come for a meeting. You can come with ideas, notes, or a draft.
Schedule an appointment through Moodle for in-depth assistance.
Drop-in during standard hours (viewable in Moodle from the Academic Tutoring web page) for on-the-spot help with specific, less complex questions.
Contact Jeff Morris, Director of the Writing Center, with any questions.
Makerspace (Room 130)
The Makerspace is located on the lower level of the Library and Learning Commons and is not reservable at this time. It is open the same hours as the library. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to use to the space for making or for unrelated private study or group work.
The space is equipped with two 3D printers, raspberry pi's, sphero robots, and more; the room also has 3 ceiling-mounted projectors, one of which is automatically connected to PC with Internet connection; whiteboard walls covering 3 sides of the room; remaining wall has windows on of it that face the lower level lobby; 2 computer stations provide access to 3D printing software and other software. Three long tables of different heights provide majority of the room's seating except for the two computer stations. Seats for 18.
Technology in the Library & Learning Commons
There are 9 desktop computers powered by Raspberry Pi located in various places on the main floor of the library and learning commons. These are accessible to faculty, staff and students only.
Users will login with their Okta credentials and can print from these terminals.
Computer terminals do not play sound without headphones. Headphone jack is located in the back of the computer. A USB port is also located here.
There is a color and B&W printer/scanner/copier located on the main floor of the library and learning commons outside computer lab 229.
Printing is only available to faculty, staff and students and is connected to your Okta account. Further information about print services can be found on the Carroll College website.
The public may purchase a $5 copy card from the Circulation Desk to make copies or scan items. There is no public printing.
Technology for Loan (Carroll faculty, staff and students only)
Users with an active Carroll ID may check out the following items from the front desk; unless stated, these items are for use in the library and learning commons:
- Various Android and iPhone chargers
- Battery packs, which include an AC outlet and USB ports to charge various devices.
- iPad (24 hour loan and can leave the library; renewable one time)
- Laser pointer
- Web cam
CCIT Help Desk located in St. Charles offers more technology for loan such as laptops.
There are 3 "power towers" located throughout the lower level of the library that are available on a first come, first serve basis. Two on the lower lelvel have 2 USB-A ports and 1 -C port on each side (4-sided). One on the main level has 8 AC outlets, 2 on each side (4-sided).
The USB towers do not need to be plugged into an AC outlet to use; they are charged overnight and are meant to be used wherever they are needed in the library.
The AC outlet tower needs to be plugged in to use.