The Folsom Library's Conference and Fischbach Seminar Rooms are used as meeting spaces for various committees, boards, study groups, and guest lecturers. These rooms may be reserved by Rensselaer faculty, staff and Union-recognized student groups. Classes normally scheduled through the Registrar may be allowed to use these rooms for a special occasion, but such reservations will be prioritized lower than those for other groups. Reservations for these rooms are subject to cancellation as a result of higher-level requests.
Reservations are made by contacting the Library's Service Desk at (518) 276-8310 during regular Institute business hours, or by using Folsom Room Bookings.
Departments are responsible for making all arrangements to accommodate their individual meetings, and must incorporate time into their scheduled reservation to set up, clean up, and return the rooms to their original configurations. Food and beverages are allowed in both meeting rooms and in the adjacent lounge areas. However, a liquor permit must be obtained from the Health Center if alcoholic beverages will be served.
The Folsom Library can provide some audio-visual equipment for conferences and seminars, but the equipment must be requested at the time of the room reservation to assure its availability. Individuals requesting the equipment are responsible for its operation during the event. Those requiring A/V services and equipment not provided by the Library should contact Media Operations by calling (518) 276-8282.
Fischbach Seminar Room
The Fischbach Room is equipped with a lectern fitted with a PC running PowerPoint software, an overhead projector and large projection screen, a wireless microphone, chalkboards, and both DVD and VCR players. The tables and chairs are typically arranged in a U-shape configuration to comfortably seat 24 people. Extra chairs and tables are available for larger groups, but must be requested at the time of the room reservation.
The Krause Lounge and the adjoining foyer area are closed to the public when meetings are in progress in the Fischbach Room.
Library Conference Room
Folsom Library’s Conference Room contains one large table which seats a maximum of 12 people. Equipped with an overhead projector, projection screen and whiteboard, the room can also accommodate simple food set-ups.