Study Spaces Throughout the University Library - University Library

The University Library is committed to providing you with a space of your own. Whether you are interested in quiet, solitary study or meeting up with friends for an evening of board games, we’re here for you!

This directory is a new resource to help you find your own space within the Library.  and ways we could make it more helpful.

Expected Volume Description
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Expected volume is based on a scale of four levels of anticipated or encouraged volume within a given space.

Level 1: Talking is discouraged in this area. Phone calls should be taken outside this space.
Level 2: Talking at a low volume takes place between individuals here. Potential users should expect a steady “buzz” of conversational tones.
Level 3: Collaborations and group work are the norms in this space. Elevated levels of conversation and technology noises are common.
Level 4: It is not uncommon for events or presentations to be taking place in this space. This is a space with a lot of activity and may be distracting to some.
BuildingSpaceVolume LevelFood & DrinkMaximum OccupancyReservable RoomsLighting
ACES (Funk) LibraryFloors 2-42Covered drinks only3506A great deal of natural light from windows around the exterior walls complemented by overhead lighting
Communications Library - Gregory HallRoom 393Covered drinks only510Natural lighting via windows combined with overhead lights
Communications Library - Gregory HallRoom 1222Covered drinks only400Natural lighting via windows combined with overhead lights
Grainger Engineering Library Information Center1 West Design Space4Covered drinks only1200Some natural light, overhead fluorescent lights
Grainger Engineering Library Information Center1st Floor Cafe4Food and drink welcome550Some natural light, overhead fluorescent lights
Grainger Engineering Library Information Center1st Floor Computer Cluster4Covered drinks only750Some natural light, overhead fluorescent lights
Grainger Engineering Library Information Center2nd Floor East Gallery1Covered drinks only2070Some natural light, overhead fluorescent lights, adjustable lighting for individuals
Grainger Engineering Library Information Center2nd Floor Grand Gallery1Covered drinks only1420Lots of natural light, adjustable lighting for group tables and individuals
Grainger Engineering Library Information Center2nd Floor West Gallery1Covered drinks only2150Some natural light, overhead fluorescent lights
Grainger Engineering Library Information Center3rd Floor Central1Covered drinks only140Natural light, adjustable lighting for individuals, low indirect lighting good for those sensitive to too much light
Grainger Engineering Library Information Center3rd Floor East1Covered drinks only320Natural light, some overhead fluorescent lights, adjustable lighting for individuals
Grainger Engineering Library Information Center3rd Floor West1Covered drinks only350Natural light, adjustable lighting for individuals, low indirect lighting good for those sensitive to too much light
Grainger Engineering Library Information Center4th Floor Central4Covered drinks only1250Overhead fluorescent lights, some natural light
Grainger Engineering Library Information Center4th Floor West4Covered drinks only9311Overhead fluorescent lights, some natural light
Grainger Engineering Library Information CenterLower Level4Food and drink welcome954Overhead fluorescent lights, some natural light
SSHEL - Main LibraryRoom 1012Covered drinks only670Lots of natural light from large windows combined with overhead lights
SSHEL - Main LibraryRoom 1231Covered drinks only260Some natural light from windows, but mainly overhead lights between book shelves
TLAS - Main LibraryThe Orange Room4Food and drink welcome34012Lots of natural light, high ceilings with overhead florescent lights. No completely enclosed spaces that can be made dark so probably not the best for anyone with light sensitivity.
Literature & Languages Library - Main Library Historic Reading Room1Covered drinks only3200Natural lighting, table lamps, and low indirect lighting
Central Access Services - Main LibraryRoom 2043Covered drinks only670Natural light and historic chandeliers
Scholarly Commons - Main LibraryRoom 2204Covered drinks only834Lots of natural light with additional fluorescent lights
Literature & Languages Library - Main LibraryRoom 2251Covered drinks only200Overhead florescent lights
History, Philosophy, & Newspaper Library - Main LibraryHPNL Reading Room2Covered drinks only270Lots of natural light from large windows combined with overhead lights
Map Library - Main LibraryMap Reading Room3No food or drink allowed40Overhead florescent lights, West-facing windows with shades
Music & Performing Arts Library - Music BuildingMPAL Alcove3Covered drinks only80Overhead florescent lights
Music & Performing Arts Library - Music BuildingMPAL Computer Area3Covered drinks only230Overhead florescent lights
Music & Performing Arts Library - Music BuildingMPAL 1st Floor2Covered drinks only140Overhead florescent light and some natural light depending on location
Music & Performing Arts Library - Music BuildingMPAL Reading Room1Covered drinks only790Lots of natural light from large windows in addition to overhead florescent lights
Music & Performing Arts Library - Music BuildingMPAL 2nd Floor2Covered drinks only416Natural light along windows, overhead florescent lights elsewhere
Oak Street LibraryOak St. Reading Room2Covered drinks only210Natural light from large windows and overhead florescent light.