Magrath Library has a wide variety of study spaces spread across four floors. Many locations have access to outlets, making it a laptop-friendly space. Study seating for individual quiet study is on the first and second floors.

Group study rooms

There are several small group study rooms on the basement, ground, first and second floors of the library. Rooms 75 C, 75 D, 75 E, 125, 184, 185 are small group study spaces which may be reserved via our online reservation system by U of M students, faculty and staff. Additionally, Room B55 in the basement level can be accessed for 2 hours by checking out the key from the Magrath Service desk.


Media viewing room

The C. Peter Magrath Viewing Room (Room 80) is also available for reservation for small groups to view media or practice presentations.


SAD (Seasonal affective disorder) station

A SAD (seasonal affective disorder) light therapy station is available for reservation as well.


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: