Study Rooms and Spaces
Smith Library Center has many study rooms and quiet spots for students.
Anyone wanting to use a study room in the library during the COVID19 pandemic must sign in at the InfoDesk prior to use.
Please read the Group Study Spaces section of our FAQ document or contact the InfoDesk for more information. Thank you for your cooperation.
Noisy, high-traffic spaces:
- Academic Commons
- Maria’s Cafe
- Melville Alcove
- Writers Voice Alcove
- Periodicals Reading Room
- Sandbox Media Lab
- 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)
- Any study room (groups of 2+ students have priority)
- 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)
- Couch and chairs near the restrooms/back stairwell
Noisy, high-traffic areas:
- This floor tends to be mostly quiet.
- Study rooms (priority is given to 2+ students)
- Study carrels and armchairs around the periphery of the floor
- Any of the third floor alcoves .
An individual listening station for CD recordings is available in the Periodicals Reading Room. This station is available for use when the library is open. Should you require assistance using this equipment, please contact the InfoDesk.
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. This room is normally kept locked. Ask for a key at the InfoDesk.
If someone is causing a major disturbance, please contact the InfoDesk for assistance.