Thursday, February 18, 2016

Research Commons: A New Space on Campus for Research and Collaboration

Looking for an alternative place on campus for studying or group work? OSU recently opened the Research Commons ( on the third floor of the 18th Avenue Library. The Research Commons, which is only open to graduate students (including law students) and faculty, offers quiet study space, day-use lockers, rooms with unique technology, and research consultations on copyright law and data management.

The Research Commons also provides students with private meeting space in a variety of sizes. You can also take advantage of the technology like video-conferencing, a variety of scanners, wireless projection for sharing laptop screens, white boards that can double as smart boards, and computers that run Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.

And when you need a study break, lock up your stuff and head downstairs to the Terra Byte Café (open until 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and until 11:00 p.m. Sunday-Thursday).