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Rooms and Spaces in Hale Library

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Rooms and Spaces in Hale Library

For locations of these rooms and spaces, check out our stacks guide. Still not sure where to go? Ask at Hale Library Help on the 2nd floor!

214 -  The  IT Help Desk and the Media Development Center,  west of Library Help on the 2nd floor of Hale Library.  How to get to the IT Help Desk

301 - The Montgomery Family Conference Room, Hale 301A, is on the south side of the third floor of Hale Library. Map
401 - The William T. Kemper Foundation Conference Room, Hale 401B, is on the south side of the fourth floor of Hale Library. Map

Both 301 and 401 are available for K-State students, staff, and faculty to reserve evenings (after 5:00 pm) and weekends. Feel free to use one of the rooms anytime, day or night, if no one else is occupying the rooms or has it reserved. A RoomWizard device displays the scheduled appointments outside each room. The equipment in the room is unavailable for public use, however you can checkout equipment from ITAC; please contact ITAC (532-4918) after making your reservation. Make your reservation by calling our Help desk at 785-532-3014. 

                   room with tables and whiteboards


407 - Room 407 is a computing lab located on the north side of the fourth floor of Hale library. The capacity for people in this room is 49. A library liaison is required for using this room, and will be the point of contact regarding reservations. 

501 - The Hemisphere Room is located on the 5th floor. Once you exit the elevator or stairway, go through the double doors to your right. Reserve the Hemisphere Room

Public Spaces

Meditation Alcove - The Meditation Alcove is located on the south side of the 4th floor in Hale Library and can be used for meditation, prayer, mindfulness, etc.  To provide a quiet, contemplative, and reflective space open to all, we ask that you please practice quietly and that you do not move furniture or leave personal items in the alcove.

                                                         View of entrance to Meditation room        View of Meditation room

Quiet Floor - In Hale Library, we have designated the entire third floor, including the Great room, as our quiet area. If a person or group of people are being particularly noisy on the quiet floor, use the Ask-a-Librarian chat widget and let us know where the noise is coming from. We can send a library staff person or security guard to request they lower their voices or move to a different floor. Keep in mind that this is a "quiet", not "silent" floor and there may be some noise occasionally.

InfoCommons - Located in Hale Library, the InfoCommons is a university computer lab supported by Information Technology Services. Hale Library has hundreds of computers (PCs and Macs) available throughout the building, the majority of which are on the 2nd floor.

This chart displays PC computers that are idle and most likely available for use: Computers available in Hale by floor - chart does not include Mac computers

Other Library Spaces

Graduate Study Rooms - Hale Library has fifty-one individual desks in a shared space available for graduate study. For access or more information, see: Graduate Study Rooms

Anita C Lehner 24-hour Study Area

Kansas State Polytechnic, Math/Physics, Weigel Architecture, and the Veterinary Medical Libraries

To learn about the availability of rooms or study areas at any of these libraries, please contact the individual library directly.


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