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Are you someone who needs quiet to study? Or do you know someone who does? Check out the Cedar Rapids Kirkwood library’s quiet study floor.

Second Floor of the Cedar Rapids Library

Second Floor of the Cedar Rapids Library

Located on the second floor of the library, the entire area is meant for studying by yourself in quiet. We ask that cell phones are put on silent mode and that if you are studying with someone and need to talk, please use the group study rooms or use a table on the first floor where it’s fine to be a little louder.

Especially look for the study carrels around the outer edge behind the book shelves (on the opposite end from the stairs). Carrels are tables with large sides to block out other people and other distractions.

When the group study rooms aren’t in use by groups, individuals may also use them. – BE AWARE that groups still get priority and you may be bumped if any group of two or more people need the space. The further you locate yourself from these rooms the quieter the space will be.

Not everyone’s definition of quiet will be the same and some soft noise like paper shuffling etc. are permitted. If you feel that noise is distractingly loud or goes on for more than a couple of minutes, please notify the reference desk either in person or using the chat on the library homepage. Giving as exact directions as possible helps us try figure out who is causing the problem. If they have quieted down before we get there, we won’t approach them unless we get a second complaint.

Some of the second floor study carrels to help you isolate yourself for quiet study

Some of the second floor study carrels to help you isolate yourself for quiet study

Lots of people don’t know about flashdrives and using them on campus.

Students often don’t know the academic words you think they know, check out this study about words you should help define in your assignments.

Links to Some of The Books Recently Added to the Collection:

Earth Day

Emotional Picturebooks Update for 2017 – for when you need to tie a children’s book to an emotion or a theme in a novel

New Books: Odds and Ends 33

New Books: Odds and Ends 34

New Books: Odds and Ends 35

New Books: Odds and Ends 36

Our Special Display This Month

Women’s History Month (March)

Poetry Month (April)

Earth Day (April 22nd, but check out the display the week before and the week after)

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April)

May the Fourth Be With You – Sci Fi (May 4th, but check out the display the week before and the week after)

Event – Special Events

Exam Cram – Library Services and Tutoring Services combine their efforts to get your finals studying, tests, and projects off on the right foot. Stop by both the library and tutoring services on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Watch for the return of therapy dogs on May 4, 2017 at 11:15 am.

EVENT – SPECIAL HOURS

In the lead up to and during Finals Week the Cedar Rapids Kirkwood library will be having extended hours. Both library locations will offer coffee, hot tea, etc. See post for more details

Research Tips

How do you get research help?

Keep track of your flashdrives! And what to do if you lose them.

401 Writing Prompts

Want to schedule time in the library or for us to come into your class?

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What if the library doesn’t have a book you want?

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And remember you contact us at the library any time by phone, e-mail, chat, or stop on by! We’re always glad to see you! Look for the next issue of our newsletter. And remember you contact us at the library any time by phone, e-mail, chat, or stop on by! We’re always glad to see you! Look for the next issue of our newsletter.

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