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 with printers and scanners, whiteboards, moveable furniture and plenty of power outlets (of course!), 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 carrels, as well as library computers with printing capability, 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 has the typical quiet library space, the one so quiet you could hear a pin drop. For us, this place is the First Floor Quiet Area. The perfect place to focus in peace, the First Floor Quiet Area has plenty of tables, carrels, computers (Mac and Windows) and printing available during normal library hours and beyond some weeknights.  A valid CMU ID is required to access this space after hours.

Amenities:

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

Baber Room

The Baber Room is as quiet as it is aesthetic for your Instagram feed. Doubling as a study space and an art gallery, the first-floor Baber Room features comfy furniture and interesting art.
Amenities
  • Electrical outlets
  • Individual study
  • Gallery space
  • Quiet study

Clarke Historical Library Reading Room

The Clarke Historical Library reading room is for individuals using materials from the Clarke Historical Library collections. Since the Clarke has one-of-a-kind and irreplaceable materials, food and beverages aren't allowed (looking at you, caramel macchiato).
Amenities
  • Electrical outlets
  • USB ports
  • Large tables

Copeland Suite

If you like to spread out and map ideas (or inspirational quotes to keep you studying) on a whiteboard or talk things out, check out the Copeland Suite. This comfy, second-floor space has moving furniture, three-sided study pods and even flat-screen monitors. Who said libraries couldn't be cool?
Amenities
  • Electrical outlets
  • USB ports
  • Group study
  • Individual study
  • Presentation space
  • Whiteboards
  • Large tables
  • Flat-screen monitors

3 East

Another space where you can talk out loud without getting side-eye, 3 East has three-sided study pods, whiteboards and plenty of power outlets. This space is also home to the comfiest lounge furniture on campus (9 out of 10 students would agree, the 10th is still sleeping).
Amenities
  • Electrical outlets
  • USB ports
  • Group study
  • Individual study
  • Whiteboards
  • Large tables

Mary Dow Reading Room (Quiet Study)

You may think the Mary Dow Reading Room is another typical quiet study space, but we'd disagree. Sure, it's quiet, but this space has study pods and comfy seating in addition to plenty of tables and carrels. Plus, it's on the third floor, so you get a free ride on the library's elevator.
Amenities
  • Electrical outlets
  • Individual study
  • Large tables
  • Carrels
  • Quiet study

Individual Study Rooms

Individual Study Rooms are located on the 3rd floor. These rooms are intended for use by one person; groups are not allowed. These rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. The library also offers Individual Research Rooms which can be booked by doctoral students, faculty, and emeriti for an entire semester. Please contact the Library Services Desk to learn more about these rooms.
Amenities
  • Electrical outlets
  • Individual study
  • Whiteboards

Group Study Rooms

Library Group Study Rooms
The library’s group study rooms are intended for use by two or more people. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 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

The Park Library is four floors of academic goodness. You can still get your study on at computers (with printing), tables, carrels, and soft seating on every single floor. Just be kind to your neighbors when you use the library, we don't need any more distractions (we already have TikTok...).
Amenities
  • Electrical outlets
  • Quiet study
  • Computers
  • Printing
  • Carrels
  • Large tables