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Available Library Spaces

General Library Space

As a publicly-funded institution all USM Libraries space is open to use by students, staff, faculty and the general public per stated policies. Rooms may be reserved for USM students, staff, and faculty. See below.

Glickman Library, Portland

The 2nd floor of Glickman Library is called the Learning Commons, in which tutoring services are provided. Due to this the 2nd floor is NOT a quiet space. The Great Reading Room is a dedicated quiet space for studying, while floors 3 through 6 provide open area with varying degrees of quiet. See below for information concerning certain rooms.

  • Group Study Rooms - Available to student groups of 3 or more. Details and reservations via Study Room Reservations
  • Seminar 1 - Available to student groups or organizations who need room for up to 15 people Details and reservations via Study Room Reservations.
  • 223 Glickman - Seating 7 people at computers with projector, 223 is serves as an open computer lab, but can be reserved for one-time workshops, etc.Schedule via the Reference Desk, 780-4272.
  • 423/4 - Flexible seating for up to 30. Available to most groups. Book through Space & Scheduling.
  • University Events Room, 7th floor
  • Arcade, 1st floor entry

Gorham Library

The first floor of Gorham Library serves the dual function of a computer lab and a Learning Commons in which tutoring is conducted. Due to this fact, those who seek quiet space should use the 2nd floor of Gorham Library. See below for information concerning certain rooms.

  • Group Study Rooms - Available to student groups of 3 or more. Details and reservations via Study Room Reservations
  • Seminar Room, 1st floor - Available to student groups or organizations who need room for up to 16 people. Details and reservations are available via Study Room Reservations.
  • Room 223E, 2nd floor - Available to student groups of up to 10. Details and reservations via Study Room Reservations.
  • Quiet Individual Study Room, 2nd floor - Serves as open space for quiet study.
  • Room 223D (Polycom), 2nd floor - Due to water damage from a January 2014 pipe break, the Polycom Room is under renovation and will not be available for use until further notice.

Lewiston-Auburn College Library

The Commons @ Lewiston-Auburn College is a combined library and computer lab with 22 computers and a computer classroom on one floor. While there is no designated quiet area, the entire Commons is generally a quiet environment. There are two available study rooms: 
  • Room 147B is open access and has two tables that can comfortably seat up to 12 people.
  • Room 147A has one table for up to 6 people, and a computer. Details and reservations via Study Room Reservations.

In addition, if these rooms are occupied, any student can request an empty classroom for presentation practice or group study. Reservations can be made at LAC's Request Room Reservation.