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Pacific Lutheran University

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Library Snapshot Day 2016: Favorite thing about PLU Library

Responses - "My favorite thing about the PLU library is ______ because_______"

word cloud reporting responses for people's favorite things about the PLU library

 

 

 

112  responses - study atmosphere, quiet, quiet floors
help desk, computers and printing, tutoring, different voice levels for floors | (blank)
the itech and the variety of places that I can study | I sometimes need quiet but other times need people to be most effective in my studying
internet and study space | it is easier to focus in here as opposed to my room
the variety of resources | I and many others don't just use the library for books, but also computers, whiteboards, study spaces, etc.
quiet levels and study rooms | (blank)
study areas | it offers a broad band of opportunities to focus whether in large or small groups
a great place to study | (no response)
atmosphere/resources | it quiet, relaxed and helpful
hours | it's something I've already paid for + AC and a place reserved for work
the environment | then I can focus and get things done with my best effort
the different atmospheres | you can socialize on the first floor and get to work on the third floor
quiet places to study | I need that in between classes
silence | (blank)
3rd floor | quiet, study areas
kid's section and quiet areas on 3rd floor: the kid's area because my sone loves to come pick out a book and hang out with mommy and quiet on the 3rd floor because I need to study in absolute peace
the community | (blank)
quiet floors | it's important to have quiet place to study
the atmosphere | it is quiet and calming
the large tables/work areas | I like to spread out my stuff while I work and it makes it easier to meet with people. I also like that the first floor has more activity.
that it's quiet | I need a quiet place to study
the quiet | (blank)
how spacious it is  | (blank)
having a area to study | I enjoy studying here more than at home
space | I need to do my homework
relaxed atmosphere | (blank)
the space available to study | fell comfortable interacting with my friends here
the quiet desks on the 3rd floor | it's nice when I need to study
the group areas | (blank)
solitary/quiet workspace | there aren't many other places like it on campus
the floor sound division | (blank)
the flexibility of use | (blank)
all the different types of work spaces | it's nice to have lots of different choices and work vibes
how much space it has | it gets full toward the end of semester
3rd floor | very quiet
that it has many places to sit and work | without being distrubed
the variety of study space | I appreciate being able to choose from what kind of study space (quiet, talkative) I can be in!
a designated place to study | sometimes my room is quiet enough. Library helps me to focus.
the 3rd floor | quietest cplace to study/concentrate
the places to study | it's great to be studying outside my house
the 3rd floor | having quiet space where I can go to study is really importaant
the levels and how it gets quieter as you go up | it helps for focusing if you need to study and also gives space for groups
being able to have many different floors | it is nice to be able to choose where I want to go to either get homework done or work with a group
the quiet area/talking area divisions | if I'm working alone I can head up t3rd floor, but if I want to study with friends, we can go to 2nd floor and not bother anyone
great place to study | typically quiet and open late
1) massive amounts of books, 2) quiet places to study and collaborate | 1) sometimes online research doesn't cut it, 2) group study rooms have been invaluable to test prep and group projects
the third floor | (blank)
the 2nd floor | I want a quiet place to study but not too quiet
peace and quiet | it allows me to do my work
collaborative work spaces on 1st floor
it's quiet | I can get a lot of work done
a quiet place to study | (blank)
the different levels | if I want to study in a group I can stay on the 1st floor
comfy hidden spots | I like a little quiet when I study or read
the separation of floors by noise level | it gives the students the chance to choose their study environment
there's always a place to sit | I really like being able to sit in different areas, change it up
quiet | (blank)
how quiet it is | the 3rd floor is really nice for intense studying
the study space | its a quiet environment to get things done
ambiance | it's quiet
the study lounges | I work with my friends an all our stuff
the amount of space | (blank)
the 3rd floor | the private space helps me get work done
the 3 floor noise system | it's effective
the 3rd floor | (blank)
the 3rd floor | it's so quiet! I get the most done when it's quiet
study space | it is useful to have some space to work outside of home
multiple levels of quiet |
all | comfort
third floor | that is the best place to study in this school
3 floors | multiple places to go. And the awesome 70s time capsule aspect
the atmosphere | it is very pleasant and calming
central place where everyone can study/get help |
how quiet it is |
that it's quiet | I have to study all of the time
environment | it is very quiet
third floor window areas | they are a quiet place to study
it's a place to focus | of the three different levels
having lots of great corners to study |
the community | it supports
tables on second floor | I like to study there
the third floor | it is really quiet and I can focus
the different levels | the noise ranges
the varying levels of quiet | 
variety of study spaces | depending on my study needs I can find a space to accommodate via white boards or large conference rooms for group projects
number of floors | 
the study place | 
three floors | I can choose quiet or social
studying on the second floor | I can work with my friends, but it doesn't get crazy.
a dedicated space to study | it gets me away from distractions so  I can focus.
the environment | it's quiet and easy to focus
quiet areas | nooks to hide away in
quiet first floor | 
quiet | 
its versatility | I can work on group projects or study alone and there are appropriate places to do each
community | everyone generally respects noise levels and are friendly
its character | It reminds me of a Frank Lloyd Wright building. It has a special place in my heart
the atmosphere | I love coming here and doing my homework
The spaces | I meet study groups here
the third floor | it is a quiet space for me to study
the third floor | it's  great for studying
the atmosphere | it is quiet enough to study but I can talk to my friends
noise level of each floor | I have a space to study alone quietly and work in groups all in one place
the second floor | quiet place to study
the third floor | I can study my music mentally there and won't be distracted
the silence | 
the atmosphere | I can come here and study silently and with groups
study areas | there are many different seating options and places that are very quiet
the atmosphere | I can study in groups or in silence
the environment | it provides a quiet place where I can study
the atmosphere | it is usually pretty calm, but not silent which is nice for studying
the studious ambiance | it allows me to get all my schoolwork done
all the seating spaces | I can find a perfect study environment


40 responses - study rooms
quiet levels and study rooms | (blank)
1) massive amounts of books, 2) quiet places to study and collaborate | 1) sometimes online research doesn't cut it, 2) group study rooms have been invaluable to test prep and group projects
the silence | 
study rooms and computers | (blank)
the printing and study rooms | it provides a wonderful learning environment and allows me to get cheap prints
the study rooms | it is a fun place to do work
study rooms and Iwonna | She is the best! Very helpful and conversational.
study rooms | I need a space to study
the study rooms | I live there sometimes
the study rooms | they are great for studying
study rooms | they are a good place for commuter students to focus while on campus
study rooms | (blank)
the study rooms | (blank)
third floor study rooms | they and have enough space for group work
3rd floor study rooms | (blank)
study rooms | (blank)
study rooms | they allow for group collaboration
study rooms | (blank)
the study rooms | it gives me a quiet, open space to study with a whiteboard
the study rooms | (blank)
privacy rooms | when I study, I read loud
group rooms | study well and they are solitary
using study rooms | (blank)
the study rooms | they are always quiet and good to work with friends
group study rooms | easy place for groups to meet with privacy and be productive
the study rooms | I like to be able to move into a space where I can focus and work on homework and study
the study rooms |
The study rooms | I can't study where it is loud or at home
study rooms | they give me a great place to work quietly
the quiet study rooms | I can work on a project more efficiently
the study rooms | quiet place to get work done without distraction
the study rooms | I can seclude myself and get work done
all the study rooms | I can have the privacy I need to study
study rooms | they provide a nice quiet place to study
the study rooms | you can reserve them
the study rooms | it gives me a quiet place to study
study rooms | they have white boards to use while studying
private rooms | 
study rooms | 
checking out rooms | easy and gives private space


40 responses - computers, printers, wi-fi, etc.
the staff and computers | the staff are very helpful an dI always need to use the computers
computer availability | I do research here
computers | (blank)
computers | it super easy to get work done without bringing my own
the printing services | it is quick, easy, and clear access to printers/copying
design lab | (blank)
the way that the computers are set | it allows for use when there are groups
the computer access | my laptop often crashes and being in the library helps me focus
the computers | (blank)
the printers and also the archives | printers because they're really convenient and archives because they're interesting
internet and study space | it is easier to focus in here as opposed to my room
access to research resources and computers | (blank)
the availability and speed of the CPUs | I don't have to worry about a CPU being open
amount of computer access | it allows me to get in and out easily
help desk, computers and printing, tutoring, different voice levels for floors | (blank)
the computers | (blank)
study rooms and computers | (blank)
media/internet availability and help desk | very helpful
the printing and study rooms | it provides a wonderful learning environment and allows me to get cheap prints
the design lab | I can't afford to buy Photoshop or take a graphic design class
access to computers with the most up to date software tools (i.e. Word) | I don't have access to that on my personal laptop
computers | they perform well
computers! printers! copy machines! scanners! books as well! | it's not necessary for me to get a printer and I have a fast, reliable computer I can use anytime!
the Mac computers | they are great
the printers | I use them all the time
the printers | they are very useful
the printer | I can print stuff!
access to computers | it's important for me to have a reliable place to work on home work
the computers | it is relatively easy access my class materials without depending on my laptop
computers, internet, phone, copy machine | 
computers | mine shuts down a lot
all the computers | 
printers | I don't have a printer
color printing | 
the large number of computers | it's easier for me to print what I need when I need it
computer software | I don't have all the apps
the Design Lab | I can use Adobe Creative Cloud software for free!
the printers | I don't own a printer
the variety of resources | I and many others don't just use the library for books, but also computers, whiteboards, study spaces, etc.
the easy access to computers and books | I need them especially for homework and research
 

37 responses - research resources
the printers and also the archives | printers because they're really convenient and archives because they're interesting
we can eat food in it, a lot of resources, book come fast | (blank)
1) massive amounts of books, 2) quiet places to study and collaborate | 1) sometimes online research doesn't cut it, 2) group study rooms have been invaluable to test prep and group projects
the variety of resources | I and many others don't just use the library for books, but also computers, whiteboards, study spaces, etc.
kid's section and quiet areas on 3rd floor: the kid's area because my sone loves to come pick out a book and hang out with mommy and quiet on the 3rd floor because I need to study in absolute peace
access to research resources and computers | (blank)
computers! printers! copy machines! scanners! books as well! | it's not necessary for me to get a printer and I have a fast, reliable computer I can use anytime!
the easy access to computers and books | I need them especially for homework and research
research help | awesome resources for research for class, internships, etc.
selection of books | (blank)
the magazines/newspapers | I don't have to buy a subscription
ILLiad | (blank)
the resources | they are helpful to my classes
resources | (blank)
ILLiad | (blank)
the resources | (blank)
the books | they are on all types of topics from multiple time periods
the music books | I can find all kinds of piano music
research databases | (blank)
ease of access | finding and checking out books is very easy, and if something can't be found, help is nearby
expansive selection of books | (blank)
resources | they are outstanding and very resourceful and helpful
access to books | the selections are usually perfect for my assignments
the large amounts books | helps with research
JSTOR | (blank)
it's numerous online and print resources | they help me get the work I need done efficiently
the huge selection of materials and resources
resources |
all the available resources | I love learning and the library's array of physical, virtual, and human resources are a wellspring of underutilized knowledge
the new book rack | the subject specialties and library liaisons know their PLU community users and we have an outstanding and lively collection.
the books | they're a ton of them and they are easily accessible
the books! | Vast diversity, so much to learn...so little time
all the books | looking/reading on a computer screen gets old
EBSCO | I can access all the resources I need
texts | 
the music library | it is so fun to explore
DVDs | it saves me money


23 responses - staff
the staff | they are so kind and helpful
friendly staff, lots of books! | (blank)
library workers | they are so helpful
the librarians | (blank)
the people | they are helpful - above and beyond - and not question is a stupid question to them
the helpful staff  | as a non-traditional student I am/was unfamiliar with how to research, The staff has been a great help
research help | awesome resources for research for class, internships, etc.
the staff | they are flexible and always ready to help. And they are here at all hours
the staff and computers | the staff are very helpful an dI always need to use the computers
the staff | (blank)
the help from librarians | (blank)
the librarians | they give me all the resources I need
the staff | they are helpful
the staff | they are very helpful
study rooms and Iwonna | She is the best! Very helpful and conversational.
the staff | they are always friendly and helpful
the helpfulness of the workers | it makes it easier to study and do essays
the service | everyone is so kind and supportive
the workers | they are all really nice and awesome
helpful staff | 
the staff and librarians | 
my favorite librarian | 
how helpful the library staff is | 
 

12 responses - furniture
big table | (blank)
the large tables/work areas | I like to spread out my stuff while I work and it makes it easier to meet with people. I also like that the first floor has more activity.
the amount of desks and chairs | (blank)
the comfy chairs | bring here for long periods of time is easier
the stained glass | it distributes natural light in a beautiful way
ILL and African art | research!
the couches | they are comfortable
the large tables | more space
tables | plenty of space to spread out and eat and work on group projects
The study tables | I can focus in a quiet space
the comfy chairs | they give me a nice spot to read?
the big windows | I love natural sunlight when I read/work


10 responses - hours
hours | it's something I've already paid for + AC and a place reserved for work
accessibility | I work at weird hours
the hours they are open | I like studying at night
open late | (blank)
convenience/accessibility | it's open when I need it, which are very strange hours
hours open | 
the hours | I have many late nights where I need to be in the library
hours | time later on Sundays and weekdays help on last minute homework or homework that's overwhelming
the hours | 
the open hours | it provides a good study space


5 responses - help desk
help desk, computers and printing, tutoring, different voice levels for floors | (blank)
media/internet availability and help desk | very helpful
the help desk | they are helpful with technical issues that I can't take care of myself
tech support | I don't know how to use the computers well
the itech and the variety of places that I can study | I sometimes need quiet but other times need people to be most effective in my studying


5 responses - Writing Center, Academic Assistance
hours | time later on Sundays and weekdays help on last minute homework or homework that's overwhelming
help desk, computers and printing, tutoring, different voice levels for floors | (blank)
the Writing Center | (blank)
Writing Center | it improve my writing skills a lot
tutoring center | it allows me to get informal help for my classes