Need a Place to Study?

March 04, 2019

Burling and Kistle libraries have several places to study quietly, including individual study carrels and tables in both libraries. Burling also features armchairs, bike desks, bean bag chairs, laptop bars, sofas, and even jungle gyms. If you need to work with classmates or peer mentors, group study rooms are available in both Burling and Kistle.

Four private group study rooms (second level, east side) are now available for group study.  Each glass enclosure accommodates four or five people around a table, has floor to ceiling white boards, and three of the four rooms have flat screen monitors equipped with Airtame screen sharing software. Use is currently first come, first served.  Stay tuned for possible changes in scheduling.

Burling Peer Mentoring and Collaboration Space
Burling Peer Mentoring and Collaboration Space

The Burling Peer Mentoring and Collaboration Space (first level, east side) features two semi-private rooms, adjustable height tables, a laptop bar, lots of white boards, and a noise dampening system. The space is scheduled through a laptop near the location.

One semi-private space (first level, west side, next to Current Journals) is available for group meetings. Each accommodates 4 or 5 people around a table, with power and data. There is a 22" monitor mounted on the wall in one; cables are available at the Circulation Desk. Use is first come, first served.

Burling Media Conference Room (lower level)
Burling Media Conference Room


The Burling Media Conference Room (lower level) has a plug 'n play monitor (remote can be checked out at the Circulation Desk) with table seating for four and more counter seating. Study use is first come, first served during evenings and weekends.

The Burling Library Conference Room (lower level) is available for group study on evenings and weekends. Study use is first come, first served during evenings and weekends.

Burling Library 2nd Floor Classroom
Burling 2nd Floor Classroom/study space

The Burling Second Floor Classroom/study space includes 12 mobile tables seating 2 people each and several mobile whiteboards.  Study use is first come, first served for evenings and weekends or if the classroom is not in use.

Kistle Science Library has four group study rooms, to be used on a first-come, first-served basis. One has a projector that can be connected to the existing computer or a personal laptop, for use in practicing PowerPoint or other presentations.

Want to secure your laptop, listen to music, and have a fast hard-wired Internet connection while you're studying? Headphones, laptop locks, and network cables can be checked out from the circulation desks.

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