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Welcome to the Political Science 1000 Research Guide!

This guide contains resources to assist you with the Open Access Political Science Dictionary.

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The Help Desk can assist you with finding books in the stacks, checking out materials (including laptops), or help you get started with your research. 

Coe Library Study Space

William Robertson Coe Library, UW's largest library, has approximately 1,500 study spaces and the widest range of study options.  [Hours]

Student Learning Commons: Open study and collaboration area on Coe Level 1.

Quiet Study: Open areas on levels 3 and 4 of the bookstacks are dedicated to quiet study. There is seating for 300+ at tables, carrels, and lounge chairs. 

Group Study: Open areas on levels 1, 2 (including the McMurry Reading Room), and 5, plus the east end of level 3 are available for group study. There is space for up to 720+ at tables and lounge areas in these areas. 

There are 4 collaborative pods on levels 1 and 2, each with space for up to for five users. 

Computers: There are 138 computers in labs managed by UW IT on levels 1, 2, and 3. Some are set up for individual use and some are set up for both individual and small group use. Coe Circulation lends laptops for in-library use and iPads for out-of-library use.  WiFi is accessible throughout the building.

Study Rooms:  21 study rooms (located located throughout the building) are available for individual and group study. They  are equipped with tables and whiteboards; most of the rooms have computers and wall-mounted monitors. For particulars on study room capacity or equipment see the Reserve-a-Room or inquire at the Help Desk.

Coffee Shop: The Book & Bean, located near the Coe entrance on level 2, has 25 seats primarily for coffee shop's clientele but they can pursue collaborative work at the same time. Additional food services are available in the nearby Wyoming Union.

Other: Level 1 has individual viewing/listening carrels. Coe Library also contains the Chisum Special Collections Reading Room, whose tables are dedicated to use of the collections and not for general study.

Printers: Student printing is available in computer labs at Coe Library, the Geology Library, and at additional lab locations across campus. Black and white printing is 5 cents per page with increases for double-sided pages. Color printing is available at the Coe Library labs for 25 cents per page. Printing from student computer labs is paid with individual Student Print Account funds.

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