Schaffer Library

Study Spaces


Be sure to try our cafe-styled booths, available on the 1st floor in the Learning Commons.

study spaces - booths
study spaces - cafe booth

Movable Chairs

There are various styled movable chairs on the 1st floor commons to test drive...

study spaces - movable chairs
movable chairs


Between the 1st floor, 2nd floor and basement, there are around 30 computers available for use.


Movable Whiteboards

Whiteboards on wheels are available for study use, announcements, and words of encouragement.

study spaces - whiteboard
white board in the idea lab

Comfy Chairs

The Large comfy chairs can be found in the commons area of the 1st floor near the library entrance and the other comfortable chairs can be found in the Lally Reading Room of the 1st floor.

Lally Reading Room chairs
study spaces - large chairs

Study Tables

There are many study tables throughout the basement and 2nd floor that allow you to study openly in groups.

group study table
group study social
Lally Reading Room chairs

Group Study Rooms

For private gatherings, Group Study Rooms 14, 15, 210 are located in the basement and 2nd floor of the library. Students who require access to media equipment have priority in the Group Study rooms.

group study room in the basement
Group study room in the basement

Hide-a-way Nooks

If you're looking to study somewhere more private, you can find various little "hide-a-way nooks" throughout the library on the 3rd, basement and 2nd floor, respectively.

study spaces - hide away
A private nook by the window

Quiet Study

Quiet Study areas can be found on the 2nd floor behind the glass doors. There is NO conversation permitted, including NO cellphone use. Please set your cellphones to silent while inside the library at all times.

quiet study zone sign