Study Spaces

students studying on the second floor
students studying in carrels
student in study carrel
students in group study room

Open Collaborative Study

There are open spaces available for collaborative study in the Central Library, mainly on the 2nd and 3rd floors, but also in the 6th floor atrium when there are no events scheduled.

Quiet Study

While collaborative study can often be productive, there are times when quiet study alone works best. That's why we've reserved the entire 4th and 5th floors of the Central Library for quiet study. Please respect the study needs of your fellow students.

Reserved Study Carrels

Study carrels are available to graduate students and McNair Scholars on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Central Library on a first-come first-served basis. In order to request one, simply fill out the online application.

Study Rooms

If you're looking to reserve space for collaborative study, we have study rooms across the libraries that accommodate 2-10 people. They are variously equipped with study tables, whiteboards, SMART Boards, and LCD displays. You may also reserve specialty spaces, such as the sound studio, podcast studio, or tabletop gaming. Please see our Group Study Room Policy for more information.

List of study rooms with features

Study Room Library Location Room Feature Max Occupancy
SEL B04-C Science and Engineering Library LCD Display with Web Gateway, Whiteboard 6
SEL B04-C Science and Engineering Library LCD Display with Web Gateway, Whiteboard 6
SEL B04-B Science and Engineering Library LCD Display with Web Gateway, Whiteboard 4
SEL B04-B Science and Engineering Library LCD Display with Web Gateway, Whiteboard 4
SEL B03-E Science and Engineering Library Study Table 8
SEL B03-D Science and Engineering Library Study Table 8
SEL B04-D Science and Engineering Library LCD Display with Web Gateway, Whiteboard 10
SEL B04-D Science and Engineering Library LCD Display with Web Gateway, Whiteboard 10
IDEAS 2 - Academic Plaza Central Library, Academic Plaza Collaborative technology table connected to monitor 4
IDEAS 1 - Academic Plaza Central Library, Academic Plaza Study Table 2
Central 318 Central Library, 3rd Floor Blackboard, Dedicated Computer, Laptop Connectivity, SMART Board 8
Central 318 Central Library, 3rd Floor Blackboard, Dedicated Computer, Laptop Connectivity, SMART Board 8
Central 318 Central Library, 3rd Floor Blackboard, Dedicated Computer, Laptop Connectivity, SMART Board 8
Central 318 Central Library, 3rd Floor Blackboard, Dedicated Computer, Laptop Connectivity, SMART Board 8
Central 317 Central Library, 3rd Floor Study Table 8
Central 316 Central Library, 3rd Floor Blackboard, Dedicated Computer, Laptop Connectivity, SMART Board 8
Central 316 Central Library, 3rd Floor Blackboard, Dedicated Computer, Laptop Connectivity, SMART Board 8
Central 316 Central Library, 3rd Floor Blackboard, Dedicated Computer, Laptop Connectivity, SMART Board 8
Central 316 Central Library, 3rd Floor Blackboard, Dedicated Computer, Laptop Connectivity, SMART Board 8
Central 309 Central Library, 3rd Floor Study Table 6
Central 308A Central Library, 3rd Floor LCD Display with Web Gateway 6
Central 308 Central Library, 3rd Floor Study Table 6
Central 216 Central Library, 2nd Floor Study Table 8
AFA Sound Studio: Priority for sound studio users over study groups. Architecture & Fine Arts Library Collaborative technology table connected to monitor, Dedicated Computer 6
AFA Sound Studio: Priority for sound studio users over study groups. Architecture & Fine Arts Library Collaborative technology table connected to monitor, Dedicated Computer 6
AFA 104C Architecture & Fine Arts Library LCD Display with Web Gateway, Whiteboard 6
AFA 104C Architecture & Fine Arts Library LCD Display with Web Gateway, Whiteboard 6
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