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Library Spaces

About the spaces and facilities of Herrick and Scholes Libraries

Learning Commons

Students studying in the learning commons.The Learning Commons on the first floor is a non-quiet work space. Technology in the learning commons includes public computers, two printers, and a scanner. A mixture of soft seating and tables and chairs is available.



Students talking in the Café.A vending machine, Keurig, and Nespresso machine are available on the first floor. Keurig and Nespresso pods can be purchased from the front desk, or patrons are welcome to bring their own.

In partnership with the Wellness Center, a mini food pantry is available with nonpersishable food and personal care items. The main Alfred University Food Pantry location is in the Judson Leadership Center.


Computer Labs

Students and instructor using the Mac Lab as a classroom.The Learning Commons on the first floor has general-use PCs and two printers.

The Computer Lab on the second floor has PC desktops with the Adobe Creative Suite available, and a printer.

3 Engineering PCs are available on the ground floor. These computers are reserved for running SolidWorks and other engineering software. 


Group Study Rooms

Desks and chairs in the big group study room.Two group study rooms are available, and may be reserved.

Tutoring Room (first floor) seats a small group of people and has a SmartKapp smart white board.

Big Group Study Room (third floor).

Individual Study Rooms

Students using a study room with a whiteboard.Individual study rooms are available on the ground, second, and third floors. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  

A limited number of individual study rooms may be reserved for the semester by graduate students and seniors (preference given to graduate students). To apply for a graduate study room, email

24-hour Computer Lab

Computers, desks, and chairs in the 24 hour room.The 24-hour computer lab on the ground floor of the library is open all night to Alfred University students when classes are in session. The room has computers, a printer, and wireless internet access. Restrooms are accessible.

The 24-hour room is accessible via an exterior door on Pine Street, across from Harder Hall, and requires an access code. To obtain an access code students should bring their current Alfred University student ID to the Scholes front desk during open hours.

Meeting Rooms

Scholes has three meeting rooms that can be reserved by Alfred faculty, students, and staff.

Tutoring Room 113 (first floor)
Available for general use when not reserved. Seats a small group of people and has a SmartKapp smart white board.

Conference Room 218 (second floor)
Seats a small-medium group of people and is equipped with a projector.

Slide Archive Room 207 (second floor)
Seats a small group of people and is equipped with a television monitor for presentations.


Three reservable classroom spaces are available, located on the second and ground floors.  

Traditional classroom 221 (second floor)
Stationary desks configured in rows. Equipped with a projector.

Seminar Room 215 (second floor)
Suitable for discussions or film screenings. No desks; equipped with a projector.

Open Classroom G03 (ground floor)
Cannot be closed off from the rest of the floor; open for general use when not reserved for a class. Mobile tables; equipped with a projector.

The Project Room Gallery

Student viewing art in the Project Room.The Project Room is a small gallery space which hosts a variety of art exhibitions. Classes, groups, or individuals interested in showing in The Project Room should contact John Hosford at