Student Resources

Supporting Student Learning

From presentation practice room to bookstore supplies, the Mell Classroom Building and RBD Library offer many resources designed to support student learning.

Quiet Study Spaces

Locations – LIBRY 3035, 3129, 4035, 4129 and Mell 4510

Some of the large classrooms in the Mell Classroom Building @ RBD Library will become designated Quiet Study Spaces after regularly scheduled classes have finished for the day.

Group Study Spaces

In addition to the smaller study spaces that are available for reservation throughout the day, many of the smaller classrooms in the Mell Classroom Building @ RBD Library will become available for group studying when regular classes have finished for the day.

Common Group Study Areas

Common group study areas in the Library include the Learning Commons on the 2nd floor and Study Commons on the 1st floor. Additional seating is also available on the 3rd floor.

Study ER

Location – 2nd floor near the RBD Library Help Desk

A branch of the Auburn University Bookstore, the Study ER, is available in the Library with office supplies, Auburn University paraphernalia, and snacks.

Office of Accessibility

The Office of Accessibility has a satellite office next to the Information Desk to ensure students who need special accommodations get effective and quick help while faculty have an easy way to ask questions they may have.

Library Information Desk

Location – Immediately inside Mell

The Help Desk will provide assistance for anyone to:

  • Check out books
  • Check out supplies such as laptops, adapters, dry erase markers, and other essentials
  • Help with way finding and maps

Study Partners

Location – Learning Commons, 2nd Floor of RBD Library

Study Partners is Auburn University’s official peer tutoring program. Study Partners helps students who are looking to build confidence in a specific subject; are falling behind in a class; are not performing their best on tests, homework, or projects; want help with study skills (organization, note-taking, etc.) or are having difficulty understanding homework assignments and lectures.

Miller Writing Center

Location – Learning Commons, 2nd Floor of RBD Library

The Miller Writing Center offers free, one-on-one consultations for all students at Auburn University. Miller Writing Center staff assists with any type of writing assignment, including lab reports, essays, research papers, PowerPoints, dissertations, theses, annotated bibliographies, scientific posters, cover letters, CVs/resumes, personal statements, ePortfolios, etc.

Supplemental Instruction

Location – Shared office with Academic Support, 1st Floor of RBD Library

Supplemental Instruction is a free academic program designed to help students succeed in historically difficult courses. The program provides relaxed, peer-assisted study sessions led by students who have successfully completed the course in a previous semester. Leaders attend all class lectures, take notes, and guide sessions so that content remains fresh from one semester to the next.

Media and Digital Resource Lab

Location – Room 1321, 1st Floor of RBD Library

The Media and Digital Resource Lab (MDRL) helps students and faculty create and use multimedia materials in their class assignments, projects, and scholarly research by providing access to the latest multimedia hardware and software.

Presentation Practice Room

Location – 2nd floor of the Library next to Study ER

The presentation practice room is a space where students can practice presentations while displaying them on a large flat monitor. It is furnished with a table for a small group and a podium. Students will have the option of checking out equipment to record their presentation; however, they are encouraged to bring their own laptops.

Printing

Locations – RBD Library 2nd Floor and Mell Classroom Business Center

Students can use pre-pay or pay with credit card, just like in other parts of the Library and in the Student Center.

Policy for Non-Course Events

Auburn University’s “Policy on Use of Mell Classroom Building @ RBD Library for Non-Course Events” describes the process for requesting, approving, and implementing events in the Mell Classroom Building @ RBD Library that are not in direct connection with a particular course taught at the University.

To reserve a EASL Classroom for Non-Course Events please fill out the reservation form at least 72 hours before your scheduled event.
Policy for Digital and Other Signage

Auburn University’s “Policy on Use of Digital Signage in the Mell Classroom Building @ RBD Library” describes the process for requesting, approving, and displaying items on digital signage in the Mell Classroom Building @ RBD Library.

Storm Shelter

The Storm Shelter is intended for Mell Classroom users only and is housed on the south side of the building, accessible through the Mell Southern staircase and the elevators.

Last Updated: December 5, 2018