Places to Study and Collaborate

The Medical Library provides multiple spaces for group study and meetings. Library Patrons may reserve the Simbonis (Large) Conference Room or the Gordon (Small) Conference Room located near the library entrance by contacting the Circulation Desk staff in person or by phoning (203) 785-5354.   Betsey Cushing Whitney Group Study Center on Stack Level I can be reserved through an online booking system.   Descriptions of the rooms, facilities and booking procedures are listed below.

Please note that these rooms are not for individual study. With the exception of the Simbonis Conference Room, food is not allowed in any of the rooms.  There is a first-come, first-served, individual study room located on the Stack Level I.

Reading Rooms

  • Morse Reading Room
  • Historical Library Reading Room
  • Information Room

Betsey Cushing Whitney Group Study Center

Reserve Study Rooms

E24 Lounge

  • 10 comfortable chairs in open seating configuration
  • 52 inch wall-mounted LCD monitor
  • VGA, audio, HDMI and component video integrated cable
  • A BluRay DVD player

E24A Group Study Room

  • Table with 7 chairs
  • 46 inch wall-mounted LCD monitor
  • VGA, audio, HDMI and component video integrated cable
  • White Board

E24B Group Study Room

  • Table with 7 chairs
  • 46 inch wall-mounted LCD monitor
  • VGA, audio, HDMI and component video integrated cable
  • White Board

Conference Rooms

Reserve the Simbonis & Gordon Conference Rooms through the Circulation Desk

  • Dr. Stanley Simbonis Large Conference Room (SHM L101A)
    • Table with seating for up to 18 (12 fit around table)
    • Overhead data projector
    • VGA & audio cable
    • Connections for HDMI and component video (adapters available from Circ Desk)
    • White Board
  • Dr. Martin & Evelyn E. Gordon Small Conference Room (SHM L101)
    • Table with 6 chairs
    • 26” computer monitor with VGA cable for connecting personal laptop
    • Computer (requires NetID login)
    • Combination TV/VHS player
    • Lightbox
    • White Board
  • Cushing Center Conference Room  (Booking Guidelines)
    • 70” LCD display
    • Table and seating for 20
    • A Dell computer with high-speed internet access
    • Connections for laptop computers
    • A Tandberg videoconferencing system.
    • White Board