The new InfoCommons and first floor of Snell Library

Information Technology Services (ITS) is excited to be involved with the opening of the newly renovated first floor of Snell Library. Spearheaded by the Provost, and supported by the Library, ITS and Facilities, the new cutting-edge facility is now available to Husky Card holders 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The transformed first floor of Snell includes:

  • a new classroom wing with its own separate entry, offering the latest in educational technology and new furniture that will enable collaborative and active learning
  • flexible study spaces equipped with plug-in stations for laptop and notebook computers
  • a new unified service help and information desk resourced by ITS and Library staff, offering a central place for pedagogical and technical support. The service desk also offers check-out of and technical equipment
  • a redesigned InfoCommons
  • reservable group workrooms with state-of-the art collaboration and presentation technologies
  • regularly-held instructional workshops in the new ITS Training room
  • a Discovery lab to showcase new ideas and innovations at Northeastern
  • a state of the art 3-D printing facility
  • distributed print stations. Learn more about printing updates.

The new InfoCommons now includes:

  • Over 170 workstations (PCs and Macs) with the latest software available to the Northeastern community
  • Several black and white printing locations with both letter sized (8.5 x 11″) and tabloid sized (11 x 17″) printers
  • Color printing options – both letter and tabloid sized

The new classroom wing is home to seven new advanced Type 2 classrooms with integrated audiovisual matrix systems and integrated lecture capture/web conferencing systems. ITS will host opportunities for faculty members to become familiar with the new spaces and technology. The new classroom wing will also have printing stations.

Rehan Khan, Northeastern’s VP for Information Technology Services/CIO is thrilled with the new space. “The renovation of Snell Library represents a transformation of 54,900 square feet of space. This new facility addresses an expressed need for greater access to technology, additional study spaces on campus, and will provide the Northeastern community with new and innovative opportunities for teaching, learning and research.”

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