Basic Needs

Family Study Room

The purpose of the Family Study Room is to provide students in a caregiving role with a comfortable place to study in the Library, while also able to have children with them. Children will have a space that includes a table and chairs just for them, and the option for their caregivers to check out Family Kits that have toys and books meant for their use while their caregiver studies for classes.  

The Family Study Room is located in the Main Library’s Orange Room study space (room 112). 

Reservation Information 

The Family Study Room is available as a walk in or as a reservation for those accompanied by children. If you would prefer to reserve the space ahead of time, you may reserve the room through our room reservation system 

Reserving the room is not an option for students without children, although they are welcome to use the room on a first come, first served basis. However, priority for the room will be given to users who are accompanied by children.  

Space Details 


  • Table and chairs for students with outlet for laptop .

Use your iCard to check out: 

  • Amazon Fire Kid Tablet.
  • Pack and play (with changing table option).
  • Family Kits are fun backpacks that include coloring, games, puzzles, books, and more. They are available in three different age ranges.
    • Newborn-4 years 
    • 4-8 years 
    • 8-12 years

These are for in-library use only, and are available for 2 hours at a time (may be renewed). 


Mental and Physical Wellness

The University Library partners with McKinley Health Center and the Counseling Center to offer tabling sessions and workshops on different mental health and wellness topics.

Mindful Mondays

Run by the McKinley Stress Management Peers, students can learn about stress techniques and resources the first Monday of the month in the Orange Room. Check our events calendar for upcoming dates and times.

Eat All the Colors

Receive some healthy snacks from McKinley Health Center and learn about the benefits of eating all the colors the first Wednesday of the month in the Orange Room. Check our events calendar for upcoming dates and times.

Academic Success Series

Join the Counseling Center with their monthly workshops that focus on different struggles students may experience that impact their academic success. Each workshop also includes a portion that focuses on international students. Workshops take place in the Main Library the first Tuesday of each month at 1pm. Our events calendar has the upcoming topics and workshop location.