Virtual Discovery Space Details



Use Guidelines



What is the Virtual Discovery Space?

The Virtual Discovery Space (VDS) is a small instructional space on the first floor of library which can be used for a variety of activities such as instruction, presentations and presentation practice, and workshops. Using the large monitor, users can connect wirelessly or via multiple source inputs to share content, annotate slides and images, brainstorm ideas on a digital whiteboard, and video conference. The VDS is accessible via the first-floor ramp or lift.

Capacity: 2 - 15.

The space is small (240 square feet) but has seating for up to 15 people. This is tight, but it can work if the audience is flexible.

Technology available:

  • 86-inchtouchscreen monitor
  • Built-in computer (OPS)
  • 4K wide-angle camera
  • Microphone and speaker system
  • Collaborative whiteboard application

Use Guidelines for Instructional Spaces

What can you the Virtual Discovery Space for?

The VDS is an instructional space that can be used for a variety of activities such as presentations and presentation practice,  workshops, training sessions, or other MSU-related events. Reservations can be made for single events, or multiple events upon approval.

Who can use it?

Due to the nature of the technologies in the VDS, activities that are part of course instruction have priority, although it may be open for use by any MSU-affiliate, including students, if the room is otherwise not scheduled and if the use is approved in advance.

If not reserved in advance, and the space is available, users can use the VDS on a walk-in basis; however, you must vacate when requested by an individual with a valid reservation.

Reserving an Instructional Space

Users must reserve the instructional spaces online, and all requests are reviewed based on use guidelines. You will receive an email notification about the status of your classroom reservation request after review of the request.

Same day reservations for the library's instructional spaces are not available due to the need for enough time for each request to be individually reviewed (and approved/denied). Once a reservation request is made, it will be reviewed to verify it meets classroom guidelines before being approved or denied. You can expect a response to your request within two business days.

Reservations function on a rolling 45 day reservation window. For reservation requests past 45 days or questions about the VDS, please contact Taylor Moorman, (Backup contact: Kris Johnson,

How to Reserve the VDS

  • Click on the green time slot for the space you want to reserve using the calendar grid. (You may be asked to log in using your NetID and password if not already logged in.)
  • If you need a reservation for longer than 1 hour, use the drop-down menu directly below the grid to choose when the reservation ends (up to 4 hours.)
  • Click the Reserve These Times button.
  • Read and agree to the Terms & Conditions
  • Fill out the required questions on the form
  • Click the Submit My Reservation button

Your reservation will then be approved or denied, and you will receive an email confirming your reservation or informing you of the reason for denial or asking for more details about your event.