Academic Partnership Consulting Space

Campus Departments and Programs which support or enhance student learning and success may arrange to meet with students in the Library, regularly or occasionally, to conduct satellite office hours, enrichment activities, or outreach activities. We welcome inquiries from any campus unit about the possibility of their participation.


  • Once approved, Academic Partners may reserve the Academic Partnership Consulting Space for the specified purposes wth groups of 1-5 students at a time. This area cannot accommodate larger group sessions or meetings.
  • Academic Partners may reserve up to 3 hours per day, up to 3 days per week, and the space may be reserved anytime during the regular operational hours of the East Commons.
  • Academic Partners are encouraged to sign up for a regular time slot for the entire term (e.g,. M/W/F from 1-3 pm) so that their availability can be advertised. Reservations for irregular time slots or occasional use may also be available.

The weekly reservation calendar will be posted at the Academic Partnership Consultations Space so that walk-in students can identify whether/when campus units of interest may be available in the library.

Space Offerings 

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The Geisel East Commons (2nd Floor) is an active, heavily trafficked learning area, making it ideal for student support units to meet with existing student clients or to reach new students.

The Academic Partnership Consulting space currently offers a round table and 4 chairs in a semi-private area. Additional chairs may be pulled in as needed. While no computer is available, wireless capability and power outlets are available.

A lockable file cabinet is available in which Academic Partners can store needed office supplies, promotional/instructional materials, and similar items.

Room 201 in the Biomedical Library Building (BLB) affords privacy, has a large table and wall-mounted whiteboards, and will accommodate up to 8 people. It is equipped with a locking file cabinet, power outlets, and wireless capability.

We welcome suggestions about additional equipment that might be useful in the spaces.

Who to Contact

  • Potential Academic Partners should inquire with Michelle Vogelsang Jones at or (858) 822-3834 for details and reservations.
  • Alternately, contact Kymberly Goodson at or (858) 534-1271, if Michelle isn’t available.
  • STUDENTS: Wish a particular campus unit would be available in the library? Let them know about this service, or send your suggestion to and we’ll send them an invitation.