Library

Finding Study Space in the Library

We offer varied study space throughout the building: individual, group, and quiet. You can find the space you need at the library!

Seating for quiet study spaces are located surrounding the book stacks on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Library.  This area is shown in yellow on the floor maps and designated with yellow "No Talking Zone" signs. There are individual study carrels and tables and chairs along the windows offering great views. For added silence, pick up a pair of ear plugs from the Checkout Desk.

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There are a variety of individual and group study spaces throughout the building. These areas include soft seating and tables, usually near electrical outlets, where multiple users can spread out and plug in laptops. The Library Cafe on the 1st floor is a great place to meet friends and classmates or just hang out.

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Additional group study spaces, mostly on the 2nd and 3rd floors, have large tables with collaboration stations and whiteboards. Most have power strips for laptops.

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Portable white boards are available on all three floors of the Library. Feel free to move them around to make your own personalized space or use them for study aids. Markers and erasers can be borrowed at the Checkout Desk.

All other rooms are available for use unless reserved, as shown by the schedule posted outside the door.  Use should be compatible with Library functions and should not interfere with normal Library operations.  Rooms are not meant to serve as regular classroom space.  We are constantly striving to make the best possible spaces to ensure student success, including collecting and analyzing seating use, and encourage comments and suggestions on how to do so.