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Classrooms & Learning Spaces at Coe Library: Collaboration pods

Library Classrooms

About the Collaboration pods

Thanks to generous funding from the President's Office, the Libraries Development Board, and the Bindschadler family, Coe Library has four new group collaboration pods available. You will find two units near the Media Help Desk on level 1 and the other two next to Classroom 218 on the level 2. 


Each pod accommodates up to six people and is ideal for group work that requires collaboration on documents and other files. 

  • All pods are located in areas not designated for quiet study, so conversation is welcome. 
  • Pods do not require reservations at this time. Please walk right up and connect! 
  • Each unit has a 42" monitor and a table well with connections for six devices, along with six power outlets. The building has wireless networks, but ethernet data cables are also connected to each table.
  • Some adapters are available for checkout at the Circulation Help Desk.

Connecting devices

Devices will be added to this matrix as more information is available. 


VGA puck (4/pod)

Mini DisplayPort puck (2/pod)

iPad/iPhone 30-pin port

iPad/iPhone lightning port

Macbook Pro/Air



Surface 2

Surface 2 Pro


Windows laptops



Kindle Fire

✓✓ connects directly

connects with adapter (available for checkout)

connects with adapter (not provided)

no connection

Connect your device

1. Tap the power button on the tabletop to wake up the screen.

2. Open the well in the center of the table and find a puck with the appropriate connection for your device. When plugged in, the puck will glow white. 

3. Share your screen by tapping on the top of the puck. The puck currently sharing with the screen will glow green.*

4. Switch screen sharing between devices by tapping the pucks. 

*Note: Mac laptops require you to go to

System Preferences-->



and check the "mirror display" box. If you have problems connecting, choose a lower resolution in the displays setting and try again.

Available adapters

The following adapters are available for same-day, in-library use by UW students, staff, and faculty. Check out the adapters at the Circulation Help Desk. 

  Apple 30 pin-to-VGA

Apple Lightning-to-VGA