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.

Group Study Room

The C. Peter Magrath Media Viewing Room is located in Magrath Library, room 80. The room is available to university affiliates. The primary purpose of this room is for small groups to view media or practice presentations. Further details about the room and reservation form can be found here.

You will receive an email confirmation within 24 hours. If you do not receive an email confirmation please contact the Magrath Library desk 612-624-1212

Magrath Library has a private group study room (room B55) available during our regular open hours for the use of current University students, staff, and faculty. Priority use of this room is for groups of two or more. Please fill out a form to reserve the space.  To access the room, please check out the key from the Magrath Service desk. The key loan period is 3 hours.

Amenities include:

  • Four rolling tables
  • Sixteen chairs
  • Whiteboard
  • Bulletin board
  • Television equipped with DVD and VHS
  • Internet access via ethernet and wireless card (BYO laptop)

First Floor study rooms

Additional private group study rooms are located on the first floor (Rooms 125, 184 and 185). Rooms are available to students, staff and faculty any time during open library hours. Priority use of these rooms is given to groups of two or more people.

  • 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.

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:

SMART Learning Commons

Get help with a project or prepare for tests at the SMART Learning Commons located just outside the Magrath Library. Visit the SMART Learning Commons Wiki for more information.

Additional General Purpose Study spaces are located throughout the St. Paul Campus. A map of locations can be found here.