Top 10 Places to Study in Rose Library

Posted on: November 3, 2021

Finding the right spot to study can make all the difference, whether you’re looking for a space that’s conversation-friendly, ultra-quiet, cozy, or sunny and open. While exploring is the best way to find your favorite spot, this list can get you started!

  1. Swipe-in 24/7 space
  2. Starbucks
  3. Hangout space with puzzles and games
  4. Reservable study rooms
  5. Flex space
  6. Zenbooths
  7. The Nook
  8. Evening quiet study spaces
  9. Balcony lounge
  10. Volcano view

1st Floor

1. Swipe-in 24/7 Space

Big tables, group study rooms, a computer and printing lab, individual bathrooms, and vending machines? The 24/7 space in Rose Library is the all-nighter’s dream. Swipe into the side door (on the side of the building closest to Phys/Chem) at any hour and enjoy this always-available space.

2. Café Area

photo of students sitting at tables in front of Starbucks

If quiet spaces are not your thing, try grabbing a table near Starbucks! With the classic café sounds of clinking coffee-making tools and the scent of pastries wafting through the air, this is a great space for casual studying or short meetups.

2nd Floor

3. Hangout Space with Puzzles and Games

Do you need a study break every 5 minutes? We get it. Try this space on the second floor in Rose with magazines, games, and LEGO bricks!

4. Group Study Rooms

Need a place for your project group to meet next week? You can reserve a group study room on the second floor with a whiteboard, a TV to practice presentations, or just a room with a huge table. There are also first-come, first-served rooms on the third and fourth floors.

3rd Floor

5. Flex Space

Like a big breath of fresh air, studying in the flex space never gets old. Called the “flex” space because of its completely mobile chairs, tables, and whiteboards, there’s a chance it’ll never look exactly the same each time you go!

6. Zenbooths

Take a deep breath, say “om,” and hop into one of our Zenbooths for an intense study session. With individual booth airflow systems, sound dampening walls, and adjustable desks, you can really get into the zone! 

7. The Nook

Tucked away on the third floor in Rose, step off the elevator, turn right, and walk until you find yourself in the nook. This small space offers great views of campus, big tables, and usually a whiteboard or two. It’s a calm space to work with a partner or get some solo homework done!

8. Evening Quiet Study Spaces

After 5pm on weekdays, Rose 3311 and 3313 are freed up for studying! Just swipe in with your JACard for access to some really quiet spaces!

4th Floor

9. Balcony Lounge

Last but not least is some Libraries staff members’ personal favorite spot. If you’re standing in the flex space in Rose, look at the top of the stairs. You’ll be able to spot a small balcony with comfy chairs and a few coffee tables. This area combines all the openness of the flex space with the privacy of a study room.

10. Volcano View

From the study tables on the 4th floor of Rose Library, you get a perfect view of a dormant volcano called Mole Hill – the youngest volcano on the East Coast!

Come explore our library locations to find your own favorite spot!

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