Quiet and Group Study Spaces

study carrel

Quiet Study Areas

  • 2nd and 4th floor, Main Building
  • 3rd floor, West Building

Graduate Study Carrels

  • only for full-time graduate students
  • those interested must have their name put on the waiting list at the Circulation Desk
  • if your application is successful, a $50 key deposit is required
  • carrels are assigned to a student for a maximum period of two years
  • those assigned Study Carrels must abide by their rules and regulations

Short Term Loan Study Carrels

Given that the waiting list for a Graduate Study Carrel can be up to a year, the library has 5 rooms on short term loan for available only to graduate students.


  • If you are currently waiting for a study carrel, you can request a short term carrel at the information desk. 
  • Rooms are intended for a single person, not groups.
  • These rooms can be signed out on a first come first serve basis.
  • You can book them for 4 hours. At the end of your 4 hours, you can sign out a room for an addition 4 hours if one is available.
  • Personal items should not be left unattended in the group study rooms. The library is not responsible for loss or damage of items.
  • Patrons are responsible for damages to the room and to room keys. Standard key replacement cost is $50.00. Other room damages will be assessed as needed.
  • Regular food and drink policy strictly applies – no food allowed.
  • Lock the door when the room is vacated.

Group Study Areas

  • 1st floor, Main Building
  • 1st and 2nd floors, West Building

Group Study Rooms

Check Current Group Study Room Availablity

  • There are 8 designated group study rooms, 4 on the 3rd floor, Main Building, and 3 on the 3rd floor West building (a quiet floor), and 1 on the 2nd floor West Building.
  • Rooms are available for up to 3 hours.
  • You must check out the group study room key at the Circulation Desk.
  • Rooms may not be pre-booked. They are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Failure to follow the group study room guidelines may result in a suspension of room booking privileges.
  • Users signing out group study rooms with white boards will given a kit that contains a key, marker, and dry earase brush. When they return the key they must return ALL items in the kit. A replacement fee will be charged for any missing items.