Reserving Study Spaces

Link to reserve space via RoomBook

 

Cabot has a variety of innovative spaces that FAS faculty, staff and students can reserve through RoomBook. All other members of the Harvard community can request space reservations with two days advance notice by emailing: cabcirc@fas.harvard.edu

General Policies for Reserving Spaces

You can explore the study spaces available by looking at the First Floor and Lower Level Floorplans.

 

Reservable Spaces on the First Floor:

Videoconferencing Room

Study Pods

 

Reservable Spaces on the Lower Level:

Group Study Rooms

Individual Chat Booths

Media Studio A

Media Studio B

Study Pods

 

Reservable Spaces on Multiple Levels:

Study Spaces

 

Group Study Rooms

Policies for Group Study Rooms

There are seven group study rooms on the lower level that can be reserved online through RoomBook. If you cannot reserve rooms through RoomBook, please ask for assistance at the Service Desk. Furniture and capacities are different for each room.

  • They do not include resident computers so please bring laptops, tablets or other personal devices with you.
  • All rooms have wired display through VGA and HDMI, and wireless display through AirMedia. Display cables and dongles are available from the Service Desk.
  • Additional chairs are available nearby for use as needed.
Room # Details Capacity
L010 8 chairs, 2 doors, oval table 8
L011 6 chairs, round table 6
L012 6 chairs, square table 6
L013 6 chairs, rectangular table 6
L014 6 chairs, oval table 6
L015 4 soft seats, small tables 6
L016 6 chairs, square table 6

Additional group study rooms are available on the second floor.

 

Individual Chat Booths

Policies for Chat Rooms

There are three booths for individual video-conferencing use that can be reserved online through RoomBookBooth C is wheelchair accessible.  They do not include resident computers so please bring laptops, tablets or other personal devices with you.

 

Video Conferencing Room

Policies for Video Conferencing Room

The Videoconference Room (L105) can be reserved online through RoomBook. It seats ten people at a rectangular table and includes two large screens and a videocamera. It is designed for live interaction with remote locations as well as in-room recording.  The GUI allows input from several sources (the room computer or personal devices).

In-Room Computer: Mac Mini

 

Media Studio A (Room # LL01)

Policies for Media Studios

Both studios include a camera and ceiling microphone that can be used in their default setup or somewhat customized. A clip-on (lav.) mic is available by request. Media Studio A includes green screen capabilities so that the background of the video can be customized. It comfortably seats two people in the recording.

All video captured in the Media Studio should be recorded to a USB flash drive in the (standard) FAT32 format.

The media studios work on a model of reservations and self-service. Help can be available with advance notice given at time of reservation. To schedule studio training and to reserve the studio for your use, contact cabcirc@fas.harvard.edu with a description of your project and your preferred reservation times. Please allow 1-2 weeks of notice (minimum) before your preferred recording times.

 

Media Studio B (Room # LL02)

Policies for Media Studios

Both studios include a camera and ceiling microphone that can be used in their default setup or somewhat customized. A clip-on (lav.) mic is available by request. Media Studio B includes a large digital display on the back wall that can be recorded as part of your video. It can also be covered with a photographic backdrop curtain by request. Studio B comfortably seats three or four people in the recording. All video captured in the Media Studio should be taken on external drives.

All video captured in the Media Studio should be recorded to a USB flash drive in the (standard) FAT32 format.

The media studios work on a model of reservations and self-service. Help can be available with advance notice given at time of reservation. To schedule studio training and to reserve the studio for your use, contact cabcirc@fas.harvard.edu with a description of your project and your preferred reservation times. Please allow 1-2 weeks of notice (minimum) before your preferred recording times.

 

Open Use Spaces

Policies for Open Use Spaces

Study Bays

There are three large study bays that each seat six people. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Room # Details Capacity
L106.10 Study Bay seats 6 and is closest to Discovery Bar 6
L106.20 Study Bay seats 6 and is in middle 6
L106.30 Study Bay seats 6 and is farthest from Discovery Bar 6

 

Study Spaces

Flexible study spaces on the first floor include:

  1. Four large tables that deconstruct and move easily--the tables will morph each week into fun new shapes!. Reservable with library approval for receptions and large informal gatherings. Can seat 60 or more people.
  2. Soft seating couches that deconstruct and move easily. Reservable by library approval for receptions and large informal gatherings. Can seat 50 or more people.

Study Pods

There are many Study Pods for individual use. They are available on a walk-in basis as Open Space. They do not include resident computers so users should plan to bring laptops or tablets along. Study Pods will be installed in the summer of 2017.

Carrels and Open Tables

Carrels—desk and chair for one—are located on the second floor and available on a first-come basis. The second floor also has a variety of soft seating and small-group tables for walk-in use.