Study Rooms


Need a quiet place to study or work with friends? Our study rooms are the answer!

Study Room at Main Library with media:scape table

About the study rooms

  • Our Main Library has two study rooms on the first floor and three on the second floor.
  • Rooms are open to all ages
  • For use by 1 to 6 people per room
  • Limit of 2 hours per day; time can be extended in 1-hour increments if no one is waiting
  • Available on a first-come, first-served basis; no advance reservations
  • Beverages with lids are okay in study rooms; no food, please
  • Each room has a white board with whiteboard markers and eraser

How to sign up for a study room

  • Sign up at the closest service desk.
  • Tell us your name and show an ID (library card, school ID, or driver’s license).
  • Tell us how long you want a room (up to 2 hours maximum).
  • Staff will unlock the room for you.
  • Let a staff member know when you’ve left the room.

About media:scape collaboration tables

  • Rooms are equipped with D-Shaped media:scape collaborative tables with two 32" monitors attached
  • At the center of each table is a media well with six power outlets as well as 6 pucks (Personal User Control Key) that allow you to connect your device to one or both of the monitors
  • Each table offers three HDMI pucks and one each Display Port, Mini DisplayPort (Apple), and VGA

How to use the media:scape tables

Make sure the table is on

The power button is located on the media well at the center of the table. If the light is Green the table is active, if it is white press the  power button and the table will activate.

Connect your device

Laptops, tablets, and other devices can be connected to the media:scape tables using any of the provided pucks; A connection diagram can be found on the inside flap of the media well. Our staff are happy to assist at any time.

How it works

  • Connect the puck to your laptop.
  • The puck should light up with the numbers 1 and 2 as well as the word "Off" in the center.
  • Share what's on your laptop or device by pressing the number that corresponds with the screen you'd like to use. You can present to one or both screens at the same time.
  • To disconnect your device, press the off button and disconnect the puck.
Troubleshooting

Make sure:

  • the table is powered on
  • your device is powered on
  • the puck is properly plugged into your device
  • at least one of the monitor icons on your puck has been pressed and is green

Still no image? Check your laptop display settings and make sure it's either set to "duplicate display" or "projector only" or "mirroring" as some laptops may not automatically adjust these settings.

You may need to reduce your screen resolution in order for your computer to display correctly. If you encounter issues, please follow these steps:

  • In the display settings for your computer, set the resolution to 1366 x 768 or lower.
  • If you're using a MAC you may need to set the resolution to 1280 x 720
  • Try adjusting the refresh rate to 60hz


Questions? Ask Us. 

Questions? Ask us.

Adult Services
217/403-2070
librarian@champaign.org

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