Room #205 is one of the 4 classrooms at COS in which Distance Education - Interactive TV (Synchronous) classes can be taught. This classroom may also be used for regular instruction.
Library Classroom 203
Room #203 is the Library classroom and is equipped with 40 computers. It is used by faculty, staff, and administration for training and library instruction/orientations. It is not available for individual use.
Group Study Rooms
These rooms are available on a first come, first served basis and are useful for group study projects.
Quiet Study Area
Every effort is made to keep the second floor of the LRC as a quiet study area as many students request a quiet place to study. Please, respect their wishes while on the second floor.
This area houses the LRC library's main book collection. It includes bound periodicals, fiction, non-fiction and oversized books. There are computers available at the ends of the stack to search the online catalog for titles and locations. You can also search the library collection from any computer that has Internet access. Click the highlighted area of the map to go to the online catalog.
The TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) assists low- income and/or first generation college students by providing them with opportunities for academic development as well as educational and counseling services.
Conference Room 210
This room can be reserved for faculty committee meetings. The table can comfortably sit fourteen people. There are also three computers and a projector.
Math Lab is often staffed with faculty members from the math department. Students are welcome to come in and ask for help or just do their math homework. Click the highlighted area of the map to go to the Math Lab's website for more information.
The writing center is designed for students wishing to work on papers in any subject area with the help of a writing instructor or student tutor. Click the highlighted area of the map to go to the Writing Center's website.
The primary function of the Tutorial Center is to provide individual or small group tutoring to any student who needs and wants to improve his/her class performance. Students may apply for tutoring at any time during the semester, but the sooner, the better the opportunity to make significant improvements in your study. Click the highlighted area of the map to go to the Tutorial Center website for more information.
Children and Juvenile Books
This area houses children picture books and the children and juvenile fiction collection. Some books are purchased to support the early childhood classes. If you have children, you are encouraged to check out books and to spend time reading to them. Click the highlighted area of the map to see some of the titles.
This area has over 70 computers for student use. Each computer has Internet access, software programs that support the curriculum and word processing. Click the highlighted area of the map for more information.
Also called the information desk, this is the spot to ask COS librarians (faculty with masters degrees in library and information science) questions related to research for your classes. Click the highlighted area of the map to go to the online reference service called Ask a Librarian where your questions can be emailed to COS librarians.
These computers are dedicated to student research using the LRC's academic databases and word processing. They are located right in front of the reference desk.
The databases may be accessed off campus following the instructions from the top of its web page (click the highlighted area to get to that page).
Magazines Lounge Area
An area of the LRC for students to quietly relax and browse current issues of journals, newspapers and magazines including popular titles such as Time, Hot Rod, People, Consumer Reports, Gourmet, Rolling Stone, Fine Woodworking, Hispanic and Ebony, as well as respected journals from many career areas. Click the highlighted area of the map to see all periodical titles.
New Books Display
The shelves in this area contain a selection of brand new books on a wide variety of subjects.
The back part of Circulation Desk holds older issues of periodicals (newspapers, magazines and journals). Click the highlighted area for more information.
This is where you check out library materials and pay fines. The area behind the circulation desk houses a select collection of textbooks and materials that instructors have put on Reserve for their students.
This area houses COS Library print reference collection. Reference books are not meant to be read cover-to-cover and include dictionaries, statistical resources, subject and general encyclopedias, atlases and law books. Reference books cannot be taken out of the library, but there are several copy machines available to make copies of needed pages.