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BESt Scholars: Library Tutorial

Guide to Library resources and tips selecting the right resources for each assignment.

Where Can I Study?

Looking for a space to study on campus, there are plenty of options 

In the Library: 

  • 1st floor: Quiet group and individual study space

  • 2nd floor: Silent individual study space, with the exception of the group study rooms.

  • Collection Space* (the areas with the bookshelves):

    • Lower Level: Multiple individual carrels for silent study

    • Mezzanine: 4 individual carrels for silent study (accessible through the back stairs or Library elevator)

*Please note that access to the collection space is only available when the Library Service Desk is open. 

To ensure these areas remain a quiet pleasant space to study, we ask all members of the community to keep conversations to a minimum when passing through the Library. 

On Campus: 

Across campus, there are various conference rooms and study rooms that can be reserved--along with a quite a few walk-in use rooms. For a list of rooms available, see the Around Campus section of our Study Rooms & Spaces guide

Library Group Study Room FAQs

Reserving a Group Study Room: 

After creating an account in the campus Event Management System (EMS), students can reserve library group study rooms and other spaces on campus.* 

Group Study Room Reservations:

For more information & our group study room policies, visit the "Policies" section of the Study Spaces guide.

  • Reservable group study rooms: 6
  • Length of reservation: 3 hours
  • Days/Hours rooms are reservable: 
    • Monday – Thursday 8:30 am-11:30 pm
    • Friday: 8:30 am-7:30 pm
  • Reservation Deadline:
    • Before 11 p.m. for the next business day--no same-day reservations
    • Reservations can be made up to 7 days in advance. 
Get Help:

See the EMS tutorial in the "Quick Links" box on this page or stop by the Service Desk.

*Accounts will be approved in 1-2 business days.