The Space

The DSC offers several types of workstations to optimize for various types of collaborative work. These spaces  may be reserved for up to two hours at time. Faculty can reserve DSC Workstations through NUSSO, the library’s scheduling system; graduate and doctoral students should contact to reserve workspaces.

Small-group Collaboration and Meeting

In the group collaboration spaces, researchers can work in small groups with peers and Commons staff and plug into large touchscreen monitors. The monitors are equipped with both VGA and HDMI inputs. Each space can seat three to four people comfortably.

Independent Study and Exploration Workstations

Independent study and exploration stations each offer a PC and a Macintosh workstation with large monitors. Each station is capable of comfortably accommodating two people when working in collaboration.  In addition to independent research and work, these workstations are designated for intensive one-on-one work involving faculty and doctoral students and technical specialists from the participating groups.

Modular Collaboration Spaces

These four tables accommodate four people each and can be joined to extend both casual and collaborate engagement.


Two roomy work spaces with table-top outlets and chairs for four.

Media Lounge

The media lounge is a semi-enclosed presentation space with data projection and a wall monitor. The space can accommodate eight to ten people. The monitor is touch capable and is equipped with both VGA and HDMI inputs for guest computers and is also connected to a resident PC and a Mac. This space is perfect for project meetings or small presentations.

Seminar Space

The seminar space seats twenty and is appropriate for group training or larger collaborative sessions.  Available by special request only. Please contact for information or booking.