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Study spaces at Morningside

Study spaces in the library

• Eight bookable group study rooms with wipe boards that hold three to ten people - in high demand most of the semester, but if you book in advance you'll get a spot.  Whiteboard markers are available at the circulation desk.

• An enclosed silent study area with carrels for individual quiet study - this space has great light, is airy, is nice and warm in the winter, and is the quietest place to study on campus.

• An open group study space with large tables, study carrels and soft chairs - a great place to either relax or work with others, as you can converse but it generally isn't too noisy.

• Small tables at the end of the book/periodical stacks - perfect for individual study, quiet small group work or perusing items from the Library's collection. Gets great light during the day as they are along a wall of windows that faces a courtyard.

• The Library Lab has computers for student use when classes are not in session.


Study spaces elsewhere on campus

• The Commons area, located directly outside of the Library - an open-concept space with numerous round tables for individual and group work, as well as a variety of benches and a large set of Spanish Steps that are used by students for studying, group work and relaxing. This space varies from a loud social space during the day to a subdued, quieter study space in the mornings and evenings. Special events are held in this area, so sometimes parts of the Commons are unavailable for study.

• Room 118 is designated as a study space 7:00pm-10:00pm Mondays - Fridays.

• Large benches near the first floor entrance and the second floor visitor parking entrance - both have a lot of light during the day.

• Large benches around the perimeter of the second, third and fourth floors - also have a lot of light as they are along the windows, and depending where you are they can either be quiet places for study or more social spaces, especially between classes.

• Small round tables near the fourth floor parking lot entrance - this is a fairly secluded area and can be either quiet or noisy, depending on the situation at the time.

• Student Association Lounge has soft chairs with a large-screen TV and a variety of games - perfect for when you need a break or enjoy working where the action is. Located on the first floor behind the Commons area.

All of the study spaces at Morningside have power and ethernet connections for using laptops and other personal electronic devices. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the building. Bring your laptop or borrow one from the Library.