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ILC - Information Learning Commons Study Rooms

This guide provides information on our new universally designed accessible study rooms open to all.

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Assistant Professor & Reference Librarian

What are the ILC Study Rooms, and Who can Use Them?

The ILC study rooms are designed for students with disabilities but are open to all users. There are 2 rooms, numbered ILC A and ILC B, located on the 2nd floor of the library across from the Reference Desk. Groups of no more than 2 persons are recommended inside the rooms. Please be aware that no food or drinks are allowed.


The study rooms are open to all students but students who are registered with with the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) on campus may reserve the spaces ahead of time. Other students may use the rooms on a first-come, first-served basis, but may be asked to leave if an ARC-registered student with a reservation needs the space.


If you are a student with a disability who is registered with ARC, and if wish to make a reservation, please contact them for more information at (718) 518-4454 or at

Assistive Technology in the Study Rooms

ILC A contains an iMac 27 inch 5K workstation with large print keyboard with black letters on yellow keys.

iMac with large print keyboard


ILC B contains a Dell 7450 AIO Series 23.8 inch workstation with large print keyboard with black letters on yellow keys.

Dell 7450 with large print keyboard


ILC A - JAWS or Kurzweil 3000 software is not available on iMac workstation but students with a Kurzweil account can access the online version.


ILC B - JAWS and Kurzweil 3000 are available on Dell workstation. (JAWS is currently unavailable until further notice)


JAWS is a screen reader text-to-speech navigation software for low vision and visually impaired users. Kurzweil 3000 also has text-to-speech capability and a magnification feature which increases the size of text for users. Users must be registered with the ARC to receive a Kurzweil account and password.


Assistive Technology Devices

The library also provides the following assistive technology devices below. Please see the Reference Desk to borrow these items. Click on the name of each device for further information.

Noise Canceling Headphones: Allows students to hear computer audio privately without disturbance from surroundings.

Wireless Keyboard: Allows alternative input device for students.

Magic Wand Handheld Scanner: Allows students to scan text and save documents digitally for later use.

Wireless Trackball Mouse: Allows students to move cursor on screen with trackball using minimal wrist movement.

For more information regarding the ILC Study Rooms, see the Reference Desk or contact Librarian Jorge Matos at (718) 518-4149 or email at