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All spaces are open, however each room's capacity is subject to change due to pandemic protocols. If you have questions about the most up to date capacities, please contact the library administration office at 978.542.6153.
Floor Directory
Adaptive Technology Study Room1st / 101
Advising1st / Learning Commons
Archives and Special CollectionsGround / 001
CaféGround / Learning Commons
Circulation (Borrow, Return)1st / Library Help Desk
Classroom 1071st
Classroom 214, 2152nd
Disability ServicesGround / Learning Commons
ERA (Education Resource Area)2nd
Faculty Research Reading Room2nd / 209
Family Study Room2nd / 219
General Collection (call numbers A-HC)2nd
General Collection (call numbers HD-Z)3rd
Ground Floor Reading RoomGround
Holocaust and Genocide Collection2nd
Honors Program1st / Learning Commons
IDEA Den (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Awareness)1st
Interlibrary Loan1st / Library Help Desk
Library Administration Office3rd / 315
Library Conference Room3rd / 318
Meditation Room2nd / 213
New Books1st
Periodicals (Current Issues)1st
Periodicals (Past Issues)Ground
Reference and Research Help1st / Library Help Desk
Reference Collection1st
Reference and Instruction Librarian Offices2nd / 210
Reserves1st / Library Help Desk
Restrooms1st, 2nd, 3rd
Study Rooms1st, 2nd, 3rd
TRIO Student Support ServicesGround / Learning Commons
TutoringGround / Learning Commons
Vending Machines2nd
Writing Center1st / Learning Commons
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Berry Library has 3 computer-equipped instruction rooms located throughout the Library. Librarians and staff have priority use of these rooms for teaching information literacy in partnership with faculty. All classrooms feature a projector & screen with a lectern that has a desktop computer and monitor with additional connectivity options (e.g. to connect a laptop to the projector).
Classroom 107 is located on the first floor. It has 20 computers and doubles as an unsupervised computer lab.
Classroom 214 is located on the second floor. It has 44 computer workstations and is for supervised use.
Classroom 215 is located on the second floor. It has laptops in secured laptop carts and flexible furniture that can be easily reconfigured and is also for supervised use.
Conference Room
The Library Conference Room is located in room 318 on the third floor of the Library. This 25’ x 13’ space is furnished with a conference table that seats 16 people and includes the following AV equipment: 70" TV display, Windows 10 computer with HDMI connection, Apple Air Play connection for Apple Computers and mobile devices; Mirror Op for Microsoft computers and tablets with software installed. For questions about usage and availability of this room, please contact the Library Administration office in room 315 at 978.542.6232.
Faculty Research Reading Room
The Faculty Research Reading Room located is in room 209 on the second floor of the Library. It is reserved for faculty members conducting quiet research and study. This room has a variety of seating and lockers that can be assigned to faculty for the current semester.
To request permanent access to the Faculty Research Reading Room with your ClipperCard, please email​.
To request a locker assignment and for other questions about this room, please contact Dawna Matkevicius in the Library Administration office, Room 315, and at 978.542.6232 or​
Family Study Room
The Salem State University Library offers a family-friendly study room option for students, faculty, and staff. The designated study room is located in room 219. It can accommodate one family at a time and offers a family-friendly place for parents/guardians to study and work on projects with their children present. The rooms do not provide childcare, but offer a safe and secure location with amenities more conducive to studying with a child present.

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Room Usage
Meditation Room
Located in room 213, the Meditation Room can accommodate up to 8 people. It's intended for prayer, meditation, personal reflection, relaxation, and finding a moment of peace and is available to all library users, including non-SSU local community users. A key may be requested at the Library Help Desk on a first come first served basis. If you would like to have your own card activated, please email Cathy Fahey.
Please adhere to the following guidelines and respect others using this space.
Accessible restrooms are located in both wings on every floor of the Library, including gender-neutral restrooms.
There is a baby changing station in the single-occupancy gender-neutral restroom on the ground floor.
Study Rooms
Berry Library has 12 study rooms with 6-8 seats each. Rooms may be reserved in advance by SSU students or may be available on a first-come, first-serve basis for others. Rooms may be accessed by checking out a room key card with a valid ClipperCard at the Library Help Desk. Current Salem State students may book a study room online.

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Last Updated: Aug 31, 2021 12:54 PM
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