Places to Study in the mary and Jeff Bell Library

Are you familiar with the different areas (and noise levels) in the library? We’ve listened to your feedback and created a variety of spaces to help you do your best.
Let’s start with the noisiest spaces first! Open areas on the 2nd floor and Group Study Rooms are great for group study and collaboration- they’ve got big tables, white boards and plenty of space to spread out and get things done!
When you work better with encouragement, check out a group study room or try one of the shared workstations up on the 2nd floor. The click and share technology lets your group get on the same page.

We have a computer lab on the first floor (109) and another upstairs (216A) when we aren’t teaching classes, these are open labs. We don’t ever teach in the library’s Media Center, so that’s another option for lab space! The Media Center also has Viewing Rooms and Multimedia Presentation Rooms for practicing presentations.

The computers on the first floor next to the Ask Us Desk are great for doing research – there’s help right there! It’s also a great place to print something before you head out to class. Right around the corner is the Daily Read Café, which is a nice space to take a break and grab a snack.

The seating area beyond the Ask Us computers is a Quiet Area. Individual and quiet study is encouraged here. Conversations are best kept to a whisper please! The further back in the stacks you go, the quieter it should be. Study carrels upstairs in between the stacks might be an option as well.

Now you can check out an Individual Study Room. Our study rooms were recently renovated to include rooms for 1-2 people. So if you need to focus – alone – this might be a good option.

For those of you that need some serious quiet time to study the Super Quiet Study Room is on the 2nd floor in 216B. Try for absolute quiet in here, no clicking keyboards, cell phones or music. For an additional level of quiet, check at the Circulation Desk and Media Center. We have a few pairs of noise reduction headphones available for checkout.

If you need help finding any of these areas or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know. Stop by the Ask Us Desk or send us an email

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