Study & Work Spaces in the Library
The library offers a variety of spaces to meet all of your needs, from quiet study to collaborative work. Use the tabs below to check out the available spaces and find your way using our floor maps.
Group Study Rooms
Students may reserve the library’s group study rooms through the library’s study room reservation system. The rooms are ideal for study groups or team projects.
The following rooms are available for group study with the given occupancy requirements:
- LIB 127 — Min 2, Max 6
- LIB 217 — Min 2, Max 6
- LIB 310 — Min 3, Max 12
- LIB 311 — Min 3, Max 12
- LIB 312 — Min 3, Max 12
- LIB 313 — Min 3, Max 12
- LIB 318 — Min 3, Max 16
- LIB 319 — Min 3, Max 16
Please read our policies below:
- Each UMassD student may reserve space for up to three hours a week.
- Students may reserve spaces up to two weeks in advance.
- Groups with reservations have priority. Those using the room without reservations must vacate the space if a group arrives with a reservation.
- These rooms are available only when the library is open.
- The library group study rooms are only reservable by UMassD students.
- The Library reserves the right to cancel reservations or block users from creating reservations at any time due to failure to adhere to the above policies.
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Open Study Spaces
The following spaces are available for individual and group work and study. See our floor maps for the location of each space.
- Learning Commons. A mixed-use space for students to work individually and together at computer workstations. There is a Mediascape Station in the corner of the Lower Learning Commons that may be reserved. This is a large screen with a table and chairs for groups to create or review a presentation together.
- Scholarly Commons. This space is particularly good for groups needing to work together at a computer. Individual and small group (2-3 people) study spaces are behind several glass partitions surrounding the Scholarly Commons. Workstations for people with laptops are on the south end of the floor. There is a Mediascape Station located in the corner near the Amphitheater-side, which may be used by groups.
- Library Living Room. A great place to socialize or work if you don’t need silence. It also has a café that is open during the fall and spring semesters.
- Grand Reading Room. This is the main event area in the Claire T. Carney Library and, though very busy, is open for study when not in use for events.
- Balcony to the Grand Reading Room (218). A great place to study if there are no events going on in the room below.
- Classroom 128. First floor computer lab available for individual use when it is not being used by classes and for presentations (see schedule outside door).
- Meeting Room 314. Located near the “back” stairway on the south side of the third floor. Students may use this room to work in if there are no meetings scheduled (see posted schedule outside the room).
Individual study spaces can be found around the edges of the third and fifth floors near the windows.
Group tables are interspersed throughout the collection shelving stacks on the third and fifth floors, and additional tables are available for use on the east and west ends of the fifth floor.
The South Reading Room is the best place for quiet study.
The fifth floor tends to be quieter, but it is NOT designated quiet space.
Veterans’ Reading Room
Graduate Student Study
The Yoken Family Reading Room in Room 306 is a dedicated graduate student study space.