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Spaces: Study Spaces

Noise in the Library

We encourage group work and other conversation in the library, so there are no noise regulations in most areas. However, some people do want a quiet place to work, so please keep it down on the designated floors.

  • Floors 3, 4, and 5: No noise regulations, good for group work and conversation
  • Floors 1 and 2: Quiet floors, good for individual or quiet group study

Individual Study

  • Small study rooms (5th floor, outside Watts Room): Desk, chair, whiteboard.
  • Reference area (4th floor, behind reference shelves): Small tables, chairs.
  • Study carrels (1st - 3rd floors, under windows): Small individual desks. Use as available or reserve one for a semester.

Group Study

  • Video Room #1 (5th floor, upstairs from North Wing): TV, couches, armchairs. Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Group study area (5th floor, upstairs from South Wing): Chairs, tables, whiteboards. Not wheelchair accessible.
  • North Wing (4th floor): Large tables, chairs, group work computer.
  • South Wing (4th floor): Large tables, chairs, couches, armchairs.
  • Reference area (4th floor): couches, armchairs, tables, computers, printer, scanners.
  • Room 325 (3rd floor, by library offices): Modular tables, chairs. Can hold up to 12 people. Use as available or reserve for up to three hours.
  • 3rd floor: Couches, chairs, tables, computers, printer.
  • Video/Study Rooms #2 and #3 (3rd floor, near elevator): TV, chairs, tables. Can hold up to 3 people.
  • Video/Study Room #4 (3rd floor, by vending machine): TV, computer, tables, chairs, couch, whiteboard. Can hold up to 8 people. Use as available or reserve for up to three hours.
  • Children's Literature area (2nd floor): Tables, chairs, couches. Note that this is a quiet floor; group work is fine as long as it doesn't get too loud.

Other Information

  • Need a study break? Get a cup of tea or a snack from the Tea Closet (4th floor, Circulation Office) and go to the Relaxation Room (4th floor, South Wing) for games, jigsaw puzzles, and coloring.
  • For research assistance, go to the Research Help Desk (4th floor), ask at the Circulation Desk, or email the Research & Instruction Librarian.
  • For help with computers, printers, or wireless, contact IT.
  • Food and drink are welcome as long as you clean up after yourself.
  • If you have any questions, please ask at the Circulation Desk (4th floor, by main entrance).