In general, the first floor is the busiest floor, and the floors get progressively more idle as you go up or down.
Low Traffic Areas
Medium Traffic Areas
High Traffic Areas
Individual Study Rooms
These are small stalls located on lower level one behind the B stacks. Each one locks and has a desk, a chair, an outlet, and a light switch. They have four walls and a door, but gaps at the top and bottom mean they are not completely secure or isolated from sound. These are designated as quiet spaces, and are available for semester-long reservation at the beginning of each semester. You may also use these to store library and work materials that you don't want to carry around with you. These are generally reserved very quickly, so availability will be limited after the beginning of the semester.
Please note that during the first week of each semester, only graduate students can borrow carrel keys. During the second week of classes, this opens up to include students working on an Honors Thesis. All others can borrow carrel keys beginning with the third week of the semester. If you are not a graduate student, you may still submit the form to reserve a carrel (linked below) at any time, but you will be put on a waitlist awaiting availability.
Individual Study Areas
The desks in these areas have walls between each study station for privacy and focusing. These are designated as quiet areas.
Group Study Areas
These areas have large tables and are not designated as quiet spaces.
Group Study Rooms
These rooms are designed for private group work and can be closed off to allow for focusing. However, this does not mean that you can't reserve them for personal use if you need.