Last Updated: Aug 01, 2018     Views: 492

The Lizard Lounge is a room in the Library located next to the new café. It is a social space designed to encourage drop-in use and planned events by TCU faculty and graduate students from across campus, providing space for academic interactions designed to encourage collaborations. The Lounge is a place to meet colleagues and make new acquaintances in a relaxed setting, intended to encourage conversations and discussion related to academic interests.

If you have questions about the Lizard Lounge that are not addressed below, please contact Terri Chanlatte ( or x7106).

The Lizard Lounge is limited to faculty and graduate students, who access the room by swiping their ID cards at the door.

When not reserved for events, the Lizard Lounge is available continuously for drop-in use by TCU faculty and graduate students whenever the Library is open, from 11 a.m. Sunday morning to 8 pm. Friday night and all day Saturday (subject to holiday and other special hours). 

The room is intended to support academic themed events such as poetry readings, viewing TED Talks, and other sessions of interest to faculty or graduate students. The Lizard Lounge is not intended for classroom use or movie watching.

TCU faculty and graduate students request the Lizard Lounge for an event by submitting the Lizard Lounge Application for Event Use. On the form, describe the purpose, number attending, catering plans and technology needs for the event. Please leave the room ready for the next event.

Equipment and facilities
The Lounge comfortably holds up to 30 people. It contains comfortable chairs and tables and pews from the church where Randolph and Addison Clark preached. The west wall has custom-made displays celebrating TCU's history.

The Lounge is equipped with a wall projector that supports AirMedia, as well as direct connections to laptops.

The Lizard Lounge is situated immediately next to the Library Bistro to encourage those using the room to bring coffee, sandwiches, etc. from the café.

If you want to serve alcohol at events, you must contact the appropriate official.

Graduate students: Please contact Dr. Tim Barth ( for permission to serve alcohol in the Lizard Lounge.

Faculty: Please contact Dr. Katherine Cavins-Tull ( for permission to serve alcohol in the Lizard Lounge.

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