Group study room reservations and room rentals for all library locations have been suspended through May 3.

Rooms in the Research Commons are prioritized for groups of Ohio State graduate students, postdocs, and faculty working on collaborative research projects. For room options for events or meetings not targeting graduate student, postdoc, or faculty, or that are not focused directly on research endeavors, please visit the general Library Room Page

Conference and Project Rooms

  • The Conference Room has a capacity for up to 10 people, along with collaborative and video-conferencing technology.
  • Two Project Rooms have a capacity for six people and contain collaborative technology. Two Project Rooms have a capacity for four people, and one of these smaller project rooms also contains wireless Solstice Pod collaborative technology.
  • For complete guidelines, please visit our room rules page.
  • Click the button below to be redirected to our online room reservation sytem (OSU login required).

Digital Visualization and Brainstorming Rooms

  • The Digital Visualization and Brainstorming Rooms are designed to support collaborative research through access to advanced computing hardware and software in the Research Commons.
  • The Digital Visualization Room has flexible seating for 18, a visualization wall composed of four 55″ flat panel displays, and a suite of data analysis and visualization software across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.
  • The Brainstorming Room has flexible seating for 24 and can be divided into two smaller rooms, each with a capacity of 12. The Brainstorming Room contains ample whiteboard space, an interactive table, access to two PC desktop workstations, and wireless projection capabilities for users who bring their own devices.
  • To inquire about using these rooms, please complete the Large Room Reservation Request Form.

Colloquia and Classroom

  • The Colloquia space and Classroom in the Research Commons are primarily used for educational workshops and training activities on topics spanning all phases of the research lifecycle, as well as events aimed at showcasing Ohio State research.
  • Programming and services provided by the Research Commons and collaborative partners have priority use of the Colloquia space and Classroom. These rooms may not be scheduled for regular course instruction.
  • To inquire about using these rooms, please complete the Large Room Reservation Request Form.

Computer Lab

For questions about room reservations, please contact us by email at researchcommons@osu.edu or by phone at 614-292-8412.

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