The Scholars' Lab supports and prioritizes particular activities, including:
- Statistical analysis
Scholars' Lab patrons not engaged in priority activities may be asked to vacate a computer when the lab is at full capacity.
The Scholars' Lab is designed and intended to be a collaborative space, so a moderate level of conversation should be expected in the lab. Patrons seeking a greater degree of quiet may choose to seek out other spaces for work, such as the MacGregor Room. Coversations should be kept at a reasonable level; please take cell phone calls outside of the lab in one of our newly-renovated phone booths.
Unattended Computers and Belongings
The Scholars' Lab has proven to be a very popular place in which to work. Therefore, we cannot allow patrons to "claim" spots and then take long breaks from their workstation.
- The workstations automatically log out users after 15 minutes of inactivity.
- If the computer has logged out a user and another user is waiting for a workstation, the Scholars' Lab reserves the right to move the absent user's belongings to the information desk, allowing others to use the computer.
- Thefts are reported every semester in the library. Leaving belongings unattended for even a few minutes can be dangerous.
We're all in this together! Our goal is to provide the best possible work spaces to as many users as possible.
Please see our policies and information regarding the reservation of Scholars' Lab space and equipment.
Not affiliated with UVa? Check out our guest user policy.