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Located on the first floor, the Ideas Lounge is an exciting gathering space designed to support Library and campus programming with public lectures, presentations, workshops, showcases and other interactive events. Surrounded by glass and featuring a retractable glass wall, this space can be booked with or without the use of the atrium. The state-of-the-art interactive visualization wall is ideal for large-scale displays and the Ideas Lounge is also an exciting new teaching, learning and research space enabling unique exploration and deep understanding of information (text, data, video, image, etc.) across all subject areas. The large-scale display, along with an enhanced sound system and recording and streaming capabilities, creates a special experiential learning experience in an engaging public setting.

The Visualization Classroom provides access to the same technology in a more “standard” classroom setting.


Room capacity and layouts

Includes a variety of seating and table options including low, soft seating, low tables, and high-top tables; can accommodate up to 35 people

Includes rows of seating for attendees; can accommodate up to 60 people

Includes standard-height round tables with seating; can accommodate up to 40 people (5 tables with 8 chairs each)

Includes high-top tables in stand-up reception style; can accommodate up to 80 people


Room layouts can be customized to best suit the needs of each booking. Please list adjustment requests on the booking form.


This interactive high resolution display can be used to view and manipulate large amounts of information (data, text, video, etc.) at one time in a single display, or to view and display multiple channels of content over smaller segmented or 'split' screens.

  • 18 -  55" LCD monitors (3x6) with multitouch glass overlay
  • Wall dimensions: 7.29 m (w) x 2.05 m (h)
  • Wall resolution: 37, 324, 800 pixels (11, 520 (w) x 3, 240 (h) pixels), 72 dpi

Connecting your content

  • Resident Windows desktop
  • HDMI laptop connection
  • Wireless devices (mobiles, tablets, laptops) using WePresent