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Olin Library - Facilities
The chief exhibition area in Olin Library is in the east corridor of the main floor, between Special Collections and the Campbell Reference Center. The bronze exhibition cases were presented in 1958 by the Class of 1928. At least four exhibitions a year are prepared by Special Collections & Archives on subjects designed to explore the variety, interest, and scholarly value of the library's collections.
The wall cases along the main corridor of the ground floor feature library collections; jackets of books recently acquired, selected for their graphic and intellectual appeal and organized in several broad subject groupings; Friends of the Library highlights; and student art work.
An upright case just outside Scores & Recordings at the west end of the third floor holds changing exhibitions on musical subjects, often of current interest.
A single case on the third floor landing holds a permanent exhibition of the dozen Wedgwood plates produced to commemorate Wesleyan's centennial in 1931.
Honors Study Carrels
Olin has 94 single closed carrels and 6 doubles; so 106 students can be accommodated in closed carrels in Olin. These are available by application to senior honors students writing a thesis. For more information about Honors Carrels, see the Honors Carrel Information page.
Group Study Spaces
Besides the Information Commons area on the main floor, there are a few rooms and areas for small group study in Olin:
Group study rooms:
- Floor 3A, room 351 in the east side of the stacks
Group study areas:
- Floor 4 (attic), south side: three tables, each seating four people.
- Floor 3, front hall, southwest side, outside Scores & Recordings: one table, seating four.
- Floor 2A, stacks, southwest side near E classification: two tables, one seats four, the other six.
- Floor 1A, stacks, northwest side: one table, seats 4.
Develin Room 204, 2nd floor
- 50 people maximum
- 16 around table
- 30 around the room
additional meeting space available in the Music Seminar Room
Call Library Office to reserve, x3844, x3885
Photocopiers are located on the ground floor of Olin by the east stairwell. The copiers in Olin accept cash only.
Restrooms are located on the ground floor and the third
floor in the front hallway.
Campus telephones are located in the east corridors by the east stairwell on the ground floor and floors 2 and 3. There is also a campus phone just outside the library entrance in the PAC hallway.