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Learning Space Use Policy

General Principles

  • Library instruction sessions have priority over all other uses of the learning spaces.
  • Milner Library computer classrooms are not available for use by the campus and off-campus communities.
  • Open learning spaces are available for use by campus faculty, students, and groups.
  • Use of Milner's technology falls under the University's Policy on Appropriate Use of Information Technology Resources and Systems (

Scheduling & Canceling Rooms

  • Only Milner faculty and staff may reserve learning spaces.
  • Non-Milner faculty, staff, students, and guests should fill out the Space Inquiry Form to inquire about reserving the spaces. These requests are evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • Canceled sessions will be removed from the calendar to make the space available for other Milner faculty and staff.
  • Repeated failure to give notice of cancellations may lead to suspension of reservation privileges.

Use and Space Information

Room 164d (Computer Classroom)

The instructional computer classroom is best suited for lecture-style teaching and individual student work.

  • Only by Milner faculty and staff can use this classroom.
  • 32 student laptop computers
  • Standard instructor's station
  • LCD projector and screen
  • Maximum room occupancy: 34
  • No food and/or beverages allowed

Installation, modification or deletion of software is not allowed, except by Milner faculty and staff.

Specialized software requests should be communicated two weeks prior to session to the Head of Information Use and Fluency, Jennifer Sharkey, or the Milner Library Information Technology Services Department.

Print jobs go to the networked printing queue and can be printed from any print station throughout library.

614A (Seminar Room)

This instructional space is best suited for small groups and interactive projects.

  • Mobile tables for flexible configuration
  • 16 chairs
  • Standard instructor's station
  • Large flat screen monitor
  • Maximum room occupancy: 18
  • No food and/or beverages allowed

Collaboration Classroom (213c)

This is a specialized space to encourage active, collaborative, and/or cooperative teaching and learning. The design and technologies within the classroom are intentional to support this type of teaching and learning.

  • Special permission is needed to use this room
  • Students are expected to bring their own laptops or mobile devices.
  • Standard instructor's station
  • Seven tables, for five students each, equipped with flat screen monitors
  • Kramer VIA collaboration system for screen sharing
  • Maximum room occupancy: 42
  • No food and/or beverage allowed

Flexible/Open Learning Spaces

These are open areas around the library that provide tables and chairs and are conducive for group work. These spaces include either an instructor's station or flat screen monitor. Students must bring their own laptop computers. Flexible/Open Learning Spaces are located on:

  • Floor 3 East
  • Floor 6 NW corner
  • Floor 6 SW corner

See our Floor Maps for the specific locations.

Report any equipment malfunctions to the Head of Information Use and Fluency, Jennifer Sharkey, the Milner Library Help Desk (309-438-8399), or the Reference Desk.

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Milner Library
Campus Box 8900
201 North School St.
Normal, Il 61790-8900
Phone: 309.438.3451

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Last Updated: 4/11/17