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Jack Brause Library: Group Study Rooms

Guide to the services available at the Jack Brause Library at the NYU Midtown Center.

Group Rooms Calendar

Collaborative Group Rooms

The Jack Brause Library's two collaborative rooms are equipped with wall-mounted screens, as well as whiteboards and power outlets. If neither room is available, students can make use of the two MediaScape pods on the fifth floor (see below for details), as well as the various lounge areas on the 4th, 5th, and 10th floors. 

Please keep in mind the library policies regarding use of these collaborative rooms:

  • Rooms can be reserved by groups of two or more currently enrolled NYU students. Visitors cannot use the rooms.
  • Students can reserve a room for three hours each week.
  • Reservations will be canceled if a group is more than fifteen minutes late.
  • Do not leave personal items unattended. Library staff will remove your stuff to make the room available for others.
  • Be considerate:
    • keep the noise levels reasonable,
    • keep the door closed while having a discussion, 
    • do not eat full meals or messy foods, and
    • clean up after yourselves as you exit the room
  • Rooms can be booked up to four weeks in advance using the online booking calendar. You can also use the pop-up form by clicking the blue button in the window above. Any questions on how to use the calendar can be sent to midtown.library@nyu.edu

Media:Scape Tables

Two media:scape stations have been installed on the 5th floor of the NYU Midtown Center for student use. The couches have privacy shields to allow groups to work collaboratively without interruptions, and without disturbing classes nearby. The two stations are located in the northwest and southwest corners of the floor, and are for use on a first-come, first-served basis. The connectors ("pucks") and power outlets are located in the tables, beneath the flip-up metal doors. The power button on the table will turn on the TV, and there will be basic instructions for connecting. If you have any questions or problems connecting, speak with library staff members during open hours.

media:scape illustration

How it works

media:scape was designed for a “walk-up and connect” experience. Open. Connect. Share.

Open the media well and remove a Puck™
Connect the Puck to your laptop
Share what’s on your laptop by pressing the Puck™ 

Your team members can do the same. Sharing made simple, quick and seamless … to increase productivity and innovation.