Study Space and Rooms

Please note, individual study rooms in the Matheson Learning Commons are now available for bookings. Due to COVID-19, all other study zones are currently unavailable.

The James A. Gibson Library offers an environment for quiet study, group learning and collaboration.

The Library has over 1400 comfortable study spaces in three distinct zones: common areas, quiet areas and silent study zones. The Library is food-friendly with the exception of Archives and Special Collections.

One zone of physically-distance study space in the library
Pictured is Zone A of the Library's bookable physically-distanced individual study spots.

Bookable Spaces

Physically-distanced, individual study spaces on floor 2 of the Library (Matheson Learning Commons) are available for advanced-booking.

Quiet Study Areas

The one-person study carrels and computer workstations on the main floor and the study carrels on floors 5, 6, 7, and 8 are quiet areas. Individual study rooms for quiet study are available on a drop-in basis on floor 8.

Students in quiet study area
Floor 10 single room

Silent Study Areas

Floors 9, 10, and Classroom B (when not in use for instruction) are silent areas. An enclosed silent study room with seating for over 30 is available on floor 5. Individual study rooms for silent study are available on a drop-in basis on floors 9 and 10.

Group Study and Common Areas

Most of the main (second) floor of the Library and Learning Commons consists of common areas, including the Ask Us desk, group study areas and rooms, instructional space, and comfortable seating areas.

Floors 5, 6, and 7 of the Library also have several group study areas with bookable group study rooms, whiteboards and electrical outlets.

Floor 5 is a group study zone
Image of Study Space Locations. Silent Study located on Floors 9 and 10. Quiet Study located on Floors 5-8 and main floor. Group Study and common areas located on Floors 5-7 and main floor.

Books A – DA 499

Archives and Special Collections.

Books DA 500 – JC

Books JF – PR 3399

Public workstation on this floor.

Journals Per A-ZA


Government Documents Collection

Books PR 3400 – QA 399

Books QA400 – ZA

DVDs & VHS Videos

Microform Room and public workstation.

Course Reserves

Instruction classrooms

Library Makerspace

Featured Book Display

Popular Reading Collection

Common Grounds Café


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