Hunter Library offers a variety of study rooms of different sizes that may be reserved in one-hour time slots by individuals and groups of up to 10 people. Each type of room has its own restrictions on the maximum number of hours reservable per day and per week, as well as how far ahead they can be booked.
Student Study Rooms
There are 4 Individual Study Rooms on the ground floor. Each room has a desk, chair, and shelving. They can only accommodate one person.
There are 7 Small Group Study Rooms located on the ground floor of Hunter Library in the area behind the elevator. These rooms are reservable by individuals and groups of up to 4 people - they are too small for larger groups. Each room contains a study table and chairs to accommodate up to 4 people, and is equipped with a SMART kapp Whiteboard - instructions for use of the SMART kapp are posted in each room.
There are 6 Large Group Study Rooms on the main and ground floors that can accommodate 6-10 people depending on the size of the room and the furnishings - they may be reserved by groups of 4 or larger. Each room contains a conference table(s) and chairs, and is equipped with a SMART kapp Whiteboard - instructions for use of the SMART kapp are posted in each room.
The Honors/Graduate Student Study Room HL 48 is reservable by WCU Honors or Graduate students only. The room seats up to 6 people, and is equipped with a SMART kapp Whiteboard - instructions for use of the SMART kapp are posted in the room.
Faculty Study Rooms
There are 2 Hourly Faculty Study Rooms on the ground floor. Each room has a desk, chair, and shelving. They can only accommodate one person. These rooms are in the quiet zone of the ground floor so they are not intended for meeting or office space but for quiet individual research.
Scholar Studio Spaces including VR Room
The recording booths in the Scholar Studio are equipped with multimedia hardware and software for media production and editing. Both booths are set up for recording audio and/or video and include a computer, webcam, microphone, headphones, and other equipment. One booth contains a PC running Windows 10 and one contains an iMac running OS Catalina. The booths are for the use of WCU students, faculty, and staff.
Hunter Library's Virtual Reality (VR) Room is located in Room 145 on the first floor of theLibrary. Two Oculus Rift stations are installed in this room. These stations are each equipped with a high-end PC, the Oculus software and downloaded applications in software library. The software has been configured and sensors set to create good sized boundaries laid out with blue tape. While there is not a lot of room for spectators, the large screen monitors in the room can be easily seen from the windows outside. The touch controllers are available for check out after the room has been booked and verified. Safety and conduct guidelines are posted in the room and by reserving the room you agree to abide by those and liability statements.
Students and faculty are welcome to come use the room to experience and explore the capabilities and applications of VR.
A tour of the facilities is available by contacting Jill Ellern at 828-227-3746.