Tech Suites

About Our Tech Suites

Our Tech Suites are the perfect place for group collaboration; supported by the latest technology, they create an environment conducive to productive interaction and the exchange of ideas. These private work areas offer a wonderful opportunity for users to consult in small groups, meet with advisors, work together on group projects, and engage in research consultations. You are invited to reserve one by telephone, online, or in-person. 

How to Reserve a Tech Suite

You may request a reservation for a Tech Suite in person at the Tech Suite Reservation Station, located at the end of the Information Desk, during library hours or by contacting the Tech Suites hotline at +1-508-831-5094.

Reservations may be also be made through the MS Outlook calendar. You will need to invite the room you'd like to reserve as indicated below. Click on the video below to learn more.


Reserving Tech Suites

Gordon Library WPI, using Outlook Web App to reserve a Tech Suite. For WPI students, faculty and staff only.

Equipment Available in our Tech Suites  

Our 11 Tech Suites are designed to comfortably support your needs. They can accommodate groups of

up to 8 and come equipped with the following standard technology:

  • 50" plasma display
  • Dedicated networked PC
  • Four network ports in the pop-up receptacles as well as wireless coverage for the entire room
  • Ability to connect two additional laptops using ports in the pop-up receptacles on the desk
  • Whiteboard with markers and eraser
  • Telephone connection
    • Please Note:
      • These phones can only call campus extensions, local numbers, and toll-free numbers.
      • These rooms do not allow direct calling. For outside calls to reach Tech Suite phones, call +1-508-831-5410 and Information Desk staff will transfer your call.

Additional equipment may be checked out separately for up to three hours at the Information Desk:

  • Network cables ($15 replacement charge each)
  • VGA cables ($20 replacement charge each), check out at the Tech Suite Reservation Station  
  • Webcam and microphone

To report technical problems, please contact the Technology Helpdesk at x5888. Please also let library staff know of any problems so that we can alert other Tech Suite users.

Information on Individual Tech Suites

 

Tech Suite  Location  Features  Phone extension  Invite Tech Suite as a room through Outlook
 111  First floor  Standard room;Standard technology  2062  Library Tech Suite 111
 111A  First floor  Standard room;Standard technology  2061  Library Tech Suite 111A
 112  First floor  Standard room;Standard technology  2063  Library Tech Suite 112
 112A  First floor  Standard room;Standard technology  2064  Library Tech Suite 112A
 120  First floor  Standard room;Standard technology  2055  Library Tech Suite 120
 121  First floor  Standard room;Standard technology  2701  Library Tech Suite 121
 206A  Second (main) floor  Shared room with 206B;Standard technology  2133  N/A, Express Tech Suite 
 206B  Second (main) floor  Shared room with 206A;Standard technology    N/A, Express Tech Suite
 212  Second (main) floor  Standard room;Standard technology  2407  Library Tech Suite 212
 217  Second (main) floor  Standard room;Standard technology  2444  Library Tech Suite 217
 316  Third floor  Standard room;Standard technology  2066  Library Tech Suite 316
 

 

Policies and Procedures

Only WPI faculty, staff, and students may reserve and occupy these suites for activities of an academic nature.

  • The suites are intended for use by groups of two or more - not as individual private study spaces.
  • Each suite may be reserved for up to three hours per group, a limit which will be strictly enforced. Longer periods of time will be permitted only on an as-available basis. Exceptions are the Express Tech Suites which may only be reserved for one hour in person at the Tech Suite Reservation Station.
  • Overdue fines on room retained beyond time reserved: $1 a minute.
  • The reservation for a Tech Suite may be deleted if not retrieved within 10 minutes of the scheduled time.
  • Use of the suites is available during the Library's normal business hours. To allow Library staff sufficient time to secure the building, this room will close 30 minutes before the rest of the building.
  • The door must remain closed and the room locked when not in use.
  • Food and drink are not allowed in the room at any time.
  • Users must retrieve a key from the Tech Suite Reservation Station to access the reserved suite and return the key when finished with the room.
    • You will need your WPI ID to check out the key for the Tech Suite you have reserved.
    • The person responsible for the key is also financially responsible for any damage to the room or equipment. ($50 replacement fee for key and replacement of lock)
    • Keys may NOT be taken out of the building.
  • All group members must leave the room at the end of the reserved time.

For additional information on reserving or using any one of our Tech Suites, visit us at the Tech Suite Reservation Station or call us at +1-508-831-5094.