General Study Seating

Magrath Library has more than 400 study spaces spread across four floors. The Library has wireless internet accessibility throughout the entire building and numerous locations have access to outlets making it a laptop-friendly facility. Study seating for individual quiet study is located on the first and second floors.

Reservable First Floor Study Rooms

  • Room 125 is located on the west side of room 130 -- near the journals beginning with the letter G. The room seats 10.
  • Room 184 is located on the west side of the main first floor stacks -- near the U.S. federal documents, and seats 8.
  • Room 185, right next door to room 184, is slightly smaller and seats 4.

Reservable Ground Floor Study Rooms

  • Room 80 (C. Peter Magrath Viewing Room) The primary purpose of this room is for small groups to view media or practice presentations. The room seats 6.
  • Room 75 C is located in the Smart Learning Commons.
  • Room 75 D is located in the Smart Learning Commons.
  • Room 75 E is located in the Smart Learning Commons.

Reservable Basement Floor Study Rooms

  • Room B55 To access the room, please check out the key from the Magrath Service desk. The key loan period is 2 hours.


Study Carrels

Nine study carrels are available for use by faculty and graduate students. Each carrel will be allotted to one person per semester. Carrels come available each Fall, Spring and Summer semester and must be applied for at the start of each semester.  Complete the carrel application form to be considered:
  • Available up to two hours per day per person, up to two weeks in advance.
  • Priority is always given to groups of two or more. Single users - even those with reservations - may be asked to move.
  • Rooms revert to first-come, first-served if not claimed within 15 minutes.
  • Rooms must be returned to the state in which they were found.