Study Spaces


Get your study on

Whether you prefer a quiet, comfortable place to study or you like to spread out and brainstorm using a whiteboard, the four-floor Park Library is the place to get your study on. With amenities like computers, printers and scanners, whiteboards, moveable furniture and plenty of power outlets, we've got your early morning, midday and late-night study sessions covered.


1 North Study Room


This room is open 24/7, making it a great late-night or early morning study spot. It includes tables and study carrels, as well as library computers (Mac and Windows), color and black & white printers, Bloomberg Terminals, and scanners.

Learn more about the 1 North Study Room

Amenities
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Open late
  • Computers
  • Printing
  • Carrels
  • Large tables
  • Food allowed

1st Floor Quiet Area

Every college library has spaces that tend to be quieter. For us, this place is the First Floor Quiet Area. There are plenty of tables, carrels, computers (Mac and Windows) and both black and white and color printers.  The Quiet Area is open during normal library hours and we offer extended hours on select days.  A valid CMU ID is required to access this space after hours.

Amenities:

  • Electrical outlets
  • Quieter study
  • Computers
  • Printing
  • Carrels
  • Large tables
  • Open late

Baber Room

Doubling as a study space and a rotating art gallery, the first-floor Baber Room is sure to be your new favorite spot in the library. You could spend hours studying in our cozy furniture. Just be sure to take a well-deserved break and enjoy the art exhibitions featuring local and global artists.
Amenities
  • Electrical outlets
  • Individual study
  • Gallery space
  • Quieter study

Clarke Historical Library Reading Room

Located on the first floor, just inside the Clarke Historical Library, the reading room offers an inviting space for using materials from the Clarke's extensive collections of CMU History, Michigan history, children's literature, and Native American materials.

Because the Clarke has one-of-a-kind and irreplaceable materials, reading room policies do not allow food and beverages and the items may only be viewed in the reading room. 

Amenities
  • Electrical outlets
  • USB ports
  • Large tables

Copeland Suite

Located on the second floor, the Copeland Suite is a highly adaptable space for both individuals and groups. If you like to spread out and map ideas on a whiteboard or talk things out, check out the Copeland Suite. This comfy, second-floor space has moving furniture, three-sided study pods, plenty of places to plug in your devices and even flat-screen monitors.
Amenities
  • Electrical outlets
  • USB ports
  • Group study
  • Individual study
  • Presentation space
  • Whiteboards
  • Large tables
  • Flat-screen monitors

Adobe Digital Lounge

Adobe Digital Lounge Service Desk
Located on the second floor, the Adobe Digital Lounge is great for both individuals and groups.  This comfy, second-floor space has a sound booth with equipment for checkout, three-sided study pods, and  flat-screen monitors to facilitate group discussions. Experts in using creative software are also available during drop-in help hours.
Amenities
  • Sound Booth
  • Electrical outlets
  • Group study
  • Individual study
  • Presentation space
  • Whiteboards
  • Large tables
  • Flat-screen monitors

3 East

Located on the third floor, 3 East is a 3,000 square-foot group-friendly space. Designed with collaboration in mind, 3 East features three-sided study pods, marker boards, lounge furniture, and movable tables and chairs. Need to charge your laptop or phone between classes? 3 East has you covered with ample power outlets for firing up your devices!
Amenities
  • Electrical outlets
  • USB ports
  • Group study
  • Individual study
  • Whiteboards
  • Large tables

Mary Dow Reading Room (Quieter Study)

The Mary Dow Reading Room on the 3rd floor is another comfortable and quieter study space that offers a mix of seating options such as large tables, study carrels, and cozy study pods. There are also adjustable height desks with white boards nearby.
Amenities
  • Electrical outlets
  • Individual study
  • Large tables
  • Carrels
  • Quieter study

Individual Study Rooms

Book a Study Room
Reservations are required to use Individual Study Rooms located on the 3rd floor of the library.

The library also offers Individual Research Rooms which can be booked by doctoral students, faculty, and emeriti for an entire semester.
Amenities
  • Electrical outlets
  • Individual study
  • Whiteboards

Group Study Rooms

Library Group Study Rooms
Book a Study Room
Reservations are required to use Group Study Rooms and are intended for use by two or more people. They are located on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th floors of the library. Five of the rooms are equipped with a 40” LCD screen which can project from a laptop or other device.
Amenities
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Group Study
  • Large Tables
  • Whiteboards

General Library Seating

On each floor of the library you will find computer workstations, tables for individual and group study, individual study carrels, and comfortable seating.
Amenities
  • Electrical outlets
  • Quieter study
  • Computers
  • Printing
  • Carrels
  • Large tables