Study Space and Rooms

The James A. Gibson Library and Matheson Learning Commons offer an environment for quiet study and work, group learning and collaboration, and instructional areas for learning about information resources and materials.

The Library has over 1400 comfortable study spaces located in three distinct zones; common areas, quiet areas, and silent areas.

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.

Please speak quietly in these areas.

Students in quiet study area
Student using silent study

Silent Study Areas

Floors 9, 10, and Classroom B (when not in use for instruction) are silent areas. Individual study rooms for silent study are available on a drop-in bais on floors 9 and 10.

Please do not talk in these areas so that others can concentrate on their studies.

Group Study and Common Areas

Most of the main (second) floor of the Library and Learning Commons consists of common areas, including service desks, 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 whiteboards and electrical outlets.

Students using a group study room
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.

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