Hawthorne & Longfellow Library, Telepresence Room

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The Telepresence Room in the Media Commons is outfitted and designed for a large assortment of classes. It contains all of the technology needed to host or attend an advanced video conference but can also be used as a standard classroom with the ability to view content on any one of 5 screens either one at a time or simultaneously.

General Information

Location: Media Commons, Basement of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library
Hours: Open during Library hours
Room Type: Classroom
Seating Capacity: 1 instructor and 24 students
Reservations: Contact the Campus Scheduler or click here for scheduling the room.


Instructor/Podium Station

  • Mac Mini providing macOS and a virtual Windows operating system
  • Adjustable height podium with wireless keyboard and mouse
  • A list of software for either operating system can be found here.

A/V Technologies

  • 3 - 65" Flat-panel television monitors fixed onto the "front" wall
    • Capable of resolutions up to and including 4K
    • Digital (HDMI) coutesy connections available on the desk
  • 2 - 85" Flat-panel television monitors fixed to the "rear" wall
  • In-ceiling microphones and in-ceiling speakers
  • Digital camera available for Skype/Webex calls
  • Telepresence hardware and software available for high-end video conferencing
  • Access to Bowdoin CATV
  • Extron MLC Controller
  • Region Free Blu-ray Player
    • Note: Player is located in AV wall box.
  • 7.1 integrated surround sound with 2 front satellite, wall-mounted speakers, 1 center channel speaker, 4 in-wall side speakers and 1 sub-woofer

Additional Information

  • Front center LED panel is also a touch-enabled whiteboard
  • Classroom recording is available using an additional (installed) PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) HD camera
  • Adjustable and dimmable room lighting controlled by a rear-door touch panel or by a touch panel at the front of the room

Training and Support


We highly recommend that you request a training session before using this space for the first time. To request a session, click the button below.

Request Training Session


If you experience any issues in the classroom or lab, either with the AV technology or a computer, please let us know so we can fix it right away!

Report a Classroom or Lab Issue

Classroom Images

Telepresence Room. A view from the instructor to the class.

Telepresence. A view from the class towards the front of the room.


Article ID: 29961
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