The Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons is a natural extension of what BPL has always offered—opportunities for freelancers, students, job seekers and lifelong learners to access innovative library services. With a focus on technology, media and culture, our resources and learning opportunities reflect the needs and the diverse spirit of our community.
- Space: Located right off Central’s Grand Lobby, the Info Commons has an open workspace area with seating and electrical outlets for over 70 users. Six meeting rooms, equipped with flat screen monitors to facilitate instruction and collaboration, can be reserved by the public. There is an amateur recording studio, equipped with an iMac editing workstation, DSLR camera, microphone and more equipment. View photos. Learn more about the Info Commons meeting rooms.
- Programs: We offer a range of workshops, events and other programming, from digital media classes to discussions and presentations to language conversation groups. If you have an idea for a program, please submit a proposal.
- Technology: Plug in your laptop or use an Info Commons iMac or PC to get your work done. You can also reserve time to use our digital conversion equipment to convert your analog media—VHS videocassettes, audio cassettes and vinyl records—to digital files. Learn more about our tech resources.
iMac design stations in the Info Commons
A view of the main workspace in the Info Commons
A Skillshare class in Meeting Room 7 of the Info Commons
A Skillshare class in the Info Commons
Teen Tech Time in the Info Commons recording studio
A view of the main Info Commons workspace
A 3D printing information session in the Info Commons Lab
Events & Classes
Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults 10:00 am, Central Library, Info Commons Lab
Never Too Late To Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults 11:00 am, Central Library, Info Commons Lab
Affordable Care Act (ACA) In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program2:00 pm, Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3
Beyond the Paywall: How to Access Online Magazines, Newspapers, and Movies for Free at the Library2:00 pm, Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7
Portuguese Conversation Group Intermediate Level 7:00 pm, Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4