When I was nervously moving in early freshman year, my parents and I visited ZSR. I fell in love upon seeing the view of Wait Chapel from the sixth floor windows and knew that the library would become my safe haven.
The ZSR Library provides prime study spaces that promote focus and learning. I love sitting on the 6th floor overlooking the atrium down below.
I’ve found lots of great resources for projects (from historic analyzes for an English class to technical math textbooks for a specialized project) just by spending 5 minutes and checking on the catalog.
One thing I love about ZSR is that there are many resources available (books, movies, articles) with which to supplement learning in the classroom, which is also really helpful for writing papers.
I love the ZSR library because it is a place for research and it gives students the opportunity to explore global and interdisciplinary studies from the comfort of their home.
The Ambassadors program provides an awesome opportunity to get involved with my peers and help create new traditions to make our time at Wake even more memorable!
One thing new students should know about ZSR is that there are research librarians available that can help you find, evaluate, and obtain materials for the different kinds of academic projects you may encounter here at Wake. You can use the subject or course-specific research guides developed by these librarians to figure out where to start or you can schedule an appointment with a specific research librarian to meet in person.
I love ZSR because I’m always discovering new things there: hidden study spots, books, whole shelves of knowledge I didn’t know existed. Even after many years of wandering the stacks, I still find plenty of surprises.
My favorite thing about ZSR has to be the people! Everyone is super nice and very willing to help. I have met some of my favorite people on campus through the library. Something new students should know about ZSR is just how many resources there are available! There are TONS of great academic resources, such as research librarians, Zotero workshops, citation help, but there are also non-academic things, like a movie room and fun events (Outbreak, Wake the Library).
I love the ZSR because it’s such a cozy and homely place to get some work done with some Starbucks.
ZSR provides students with an abundance of resources and a study haven literally open 24/7. Being an ambassador gives me the opportunity make sure my fellow students here at Wake can fully appreciate and utilize everything that the library has to offer.
I think all new students should know that the ZSR is not just a place to do homework. We have so many other resources in the library including the bridge, the writing center, the research librarians, and the one button studio. Everyone should go explore the ZSR at some point!
The library creates a very warm aura; between the librarians, the students, and the building itself I always feel at ease and comfortable.
Know that ZSR is a space for us. If you see a need, the library will be super responsive. Also, find a study spot! There are so many different spaces, I’m sure one will be perfect for you!
I love the ZSR because it provides a great environment to study and chat with friends. A class that I have really liked at Wake is African American Rhetoric taught by Dr. French. I like that class because it is fun and interesting and the class touches on a lot of controversial subjects.
I love the library because its a place where all students, regardless of academic pursuits or other outside interests, can get together and interact.
I am thrilled to be a ZSR Ambassador and look forward to contributing original and innovative ideas to Wake’s most popular work space.
I love ZSR because it is my second home.
I love ZSR because of the abundance of resources provided and I want to be apart of “Wake Forest’s Google.” Student: I have no idea where to start? What should I do? Ha. I can just ZSR it.