Library and Learning Commons Center for Innovation, Research and Emerging Technology
St. Margaret’s Library and Learning Commons is a modern communal learning hub, a center of innovation, research and emerging technology serving students of every age. From the dedicated team of library and educational technology specialists to the commanding 9-screen video wall, it provides heightened flexibility in dedicated spaces to support student learning, research, creation, collaboration, presentation and study needs.
The St. Margaret’s Library has been continually adapting and evolving to increase technological capabilities and respond to students’ learning interests. The video display wall, as an example, can be configured in many different ways and allows for dynamic presentation capabilities for students and faculty, and additional showcase space for student work and important messages.
Students come to the Library and Learning Commons to access information, literature and technology support. Beyond the collection of books, it provides a gateway to a vast catalog of credible web-based resources. Our program specializes in providing access to resources, tools for learning and expert guidance to research, analyze, and navigate the endless information at our students’ fingertips. Students interact with rich media content and leading technology tools, work independently or collaboratively with classmates, and seek guidance from expert teachers.
Our students also seek dynamic and introspective learning and studying places. From collaborative, flexible and comfortable work areas to private spaces that provide learners with solitude and quiet where they can get comfortable, focus and work independently, the space is configurable to meet the diverse learning styles of our students. Reading lounges also provide comfortable places for readers of all ages.
Adjacent to the Learning Commons is a computer science and robotics lab, weaving together immersive technologies and innovation in a space designed to enhance collaboration and experiential learning. This state-of-the-art classroom provides a place where students and faculty from across multiple disciplines can discover and learn.
In addition, a separate part of the Library is dedicated to Early School and Lower School students. By promoting literacy, a culture and love of reading, and ultimately self-interest and skills in storytelling, St. Margaret’s Early School and Lower School students visit the Library weekly for engaging lessons and the opportunity to explore St. Margaret’s collection of age-appropriate reading material.