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2017-2018 Academic Catalog: Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons

Beatty Hall Second & Mezzanine Floors, Call: (617) 989-4040, Text: (617) 600-5989 
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Reference Desk: ref@wit.edu 
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The Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons is a dynamic, technology-driven space for students and faculty to collaborate and learn. The library is open seven days per week during the semester, and offers extended hours during final exam periods. For the most current information about our hours, check the Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons website (library.wit.edu).

Our librarians select materials in multiple subjects to meet the curricular, informational, and educational needs of the Wentworth community. The collection includes physical and digital access to books, journals, databases, and multimedia, with new resources added regularly. 

The Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons provides access to cutting-edge technology tools in the Lloyd Andres Carney Technology Sandbox. Located on the first level, the Tech Sandbox provides 3D printing and scanning to print 3D models. The library loans technology resources—including digital cameras, 360-degree cameras, Arduinos, and Raspberry Pis—to students and is constantly adding new technology to our lending library. Visit library.wit.edu/tech-sandbox/technology-lending for updates.

Materials from beyond Wentworth can also be borrowed through our online FLO catalog, featuring nine other COF libraries. We’re also a member of the Fenway Library Consortium (FLC), which allows you to visit and borrow from six additional libraries in the area with a Wentworth ID. If something is not available through FLO or FLC, we can get it through our Interlibrary Loan service (ILL).

Walk-in research assistance is available at the library's Reference Desk. If you need more in-depth assistance with a specific assignment, project, or theme, a one-on-one or group session can be scheduled with a librarian who can offer customized help. The Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons librarians prioritize helping students learn to identify and evaluate the many information resources that can be found on site, or online, for their careers at Wentworth and beyond.

The Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons is also a great place to study. With eight high-tech group study rooms, a quiet reading room, and many flexible collaboration areas, you will find a spot that fits your needs, whether you are engaged in interdisciplinary learning with classmates or looking for a solitary space.