Locations & Hours

Image that shows the Main Library from outside and the MCB Learning Center interior

The Writers Workshop offers online consultations and in-person consultations at our main location in the Main Library and our satellite locations. Click here to learn more about our consultation formats. No appointments available? Click here for more information about our drop-in sessions.

Main Library, Room 100b

Main Library from outside

Our main location is room 100b Main Library. We’re located on the First Floor, across from the Info Desk, on the hallway running East-West. The space is accessible by both stairs and an elevator, and you can enter from the central hallway. You can find more information on the Main Library ADA Accessibility Map. Feel free to ask at the Info Desk if you need assistance locating us.

Our Main Library location contains a range of seating options, including rolling chairs, round tables, adjustable rectangular tables, and cubicles for quieter conversations. We have two desktop computers. You are also welcome to bring your own device.

You can reserve an appointment through our scheduling system, using the “In-Person @ Main Library and Live Online” schedule. When you arrive for an in-person appointment, please check in at the Writers Workshop station directly behind the Info Desk.

Fall 2022 Hours:

  • Sunday, 1:00 – 8:00pm
  • Monday, 10:00am – 9:00pm
  • Tuesday, 10:00am – 9:00pm
  • Wednesday, 10:00am – 9:00pm
  • Thursday, 10:00am – 9:00pm
  • Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

If no appointments are available or if you just have a quick question or short document, stop by our drop-in hours! These are offered in-person at the Main Library (room 100b) or via Zoom.

Fall 2022 Drop-in Hours:

  • Sunday, 4:00 – 8:00pm
  • Monday, 4:00 – 9:00pm
  • Tuesday, 4:00 – 9:00pm
  • Wednesday, 4:00 – 8:00pm
  • Thursday, 4:00 – 9:00pm

Online Consultations 

In addition to our on-campus locations, the Writers Workshop also offers online consultations to better support writers on and off campus. Online consultation appointments are synchronous, which means that they happen in real-time using video and audio components. You don’t need any special software (though a webcam and mic will help — otherwise, you’ll have to rely on a chat function); just make an appointment through our scheduling system using the “In-Person @ Main Library and Live Online” schedule. You’ll be able to select a live online appointment when you complete the reservation.

Written Feedback Appointments

In a Written Feedback Appointment, the consultant will read and respond to your work, and will return written feedback at the end of your appointment time. There is no live conversation with your consultant. You can find more information on our Written Feedback Appointments page, or reserve one via our appointment system.

Satellite Locations

Molecular and Cellular Biology Learning Center, Room 101

MCB Learning Center sign We offer consultations in one of the study rooms (Room 115) within the Molecular and Cellular Biology Learning Center (Room 101, Burrill Hall). The MCB Learning Center includes a computer lab and study rooms. This location can be accessed via the southwest entrance of Burrill Hall (via ramp or stairs). After entering the building on the first floor, turn left to enter the Microbiology Learning Center (Room 101). Feel free to ask the front desk worker in the MCB Learning Center if you need assistance locating this space. You can find more information on the Burrill Hall ADA Accessibility Map.

A consultant and writer working together in the Microbiology Learning Center

Please note: The MCB Learning Center Writers Workshop satellite is intended for writers in the sciences. Writers from other backgrounds may use the site, but priority is given to work from scientific disciplines.

Molecular and Cellular Biology Learning Center Satellite Hours: 

  • Tuesday, 1:00 – 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, 2:00 – 6:00pm
  • Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00pm

Grainger Library, Room 402 

Located on the fourth floor and northwest side of the Grainger Engineering Library, Room 402 is a group study room and is ideal for group consultations and students who would prefer to work in a quieter setting. The Grainger satellite is convenient for writers on the north end of campus.  While engineering students often visit this location, with its proximity to the Center for Academic Resources in Engineering (CARE), we also welcome writers from other fields to schedule a consultation in this location. This space includes a large table, multiple chairs, and a monitor hookup. You can find more information on the Grainger Library ADA Accessibility Map

Grainger Satellite Hours:

  • Tuesday, 2:00 – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, 1:00 – 5:00pm
  • Thursday, 1:00 – 5:00pm

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