Study Rooms and Spaces

Smith Library Center has many study rooms and quiet spots for students.

  • Noisy, high-traffic spaces:

    • Research Commons
    • Coffee Bar
    • Melville Alcove
    • Writers Voice Alcove
    • Periodicals Reading Room
    • Sandbox Media Lab

    Quiet spaces:

    • The Courtyard
    • Carrels around the compact shelving on the south side of the building. 
  • Noisy high-traffic spaces:

    • Computer lab (SLC 202/204)
    • Curriculum Room (SLC 206)

    Quiet spaces:

    • Any study room (groups of 2+ students have priority)
    • The DVD viewing room (SLC 224)
    • Carrels around the periphery of the floor
    • Chairs and tables outside of entrance to Special Collections
    • Prothro Room (no tables, but you’re welcome to study in here if it’s not in use)

    Special Collections:

    • During Finals Week, the Special Collections reading room is sometimes opened for absolute quiet study. No cell phones, food, talking, or noise is allowed. 
  • Noisy, high-traffic areas:

    • This floor tends to be mostly quiet.

    Quiet spaces:

    • Study rooms (priority is given to 2+ students)
    • Study carrels and armchairs around the periphery of the floor
    • Any of the three alcoves

    womens studies alcove

  • Individual listening stations for CD and vinyl recordings are available in SLC 111. These stations are available for use when that room is open, typically 8am to 11:45pm, weekdays. 

  • Located on the 2nd floor of SLC in room 224.

    Groups can watch DVDs in this space, complete with large screen TV and comfortable seating. 

    Please contact the InfoDesk if you have questions about this room.

If someone is causing a major disturbance, please contact the InfoDesk for assistance.