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Places to Study

Sims Library offers different study and work environments. We have collaborative spaces, study carrels for graduate students and faculty, as well as quiet zone areas available.

Group Study Rooms

Sims Library has 10 group study rooms on the fourth floor for collaborative study, class work and research.


Open/Collaborative Areas

Open and collaborative areas allow you to study in groups or indivually without a reservation. These areas are on all floors of the library.

Open Space with computers on first floor of Library

1st Floor Open Work Area

Students studying together on second floor of the Library

2nd Floor Collaborative Area


Study Carrels   

Please note:Study carrels on the 3rd and 4th floors are available by request to support study and research by currently enrolled graduate students and full-time faculty. 

Study carrel doorway


                                 3rd Floor Study Carrel

Quiet Zones

The Library has two designated zones for quiet study purposes only, located on the 3rd and 4th floors. The 3rd floor quiet zone is located on the north side of the library facing Pride Hall. The 4th floor quiet zone is located past the book stacks in the northwest corner of the floor.

Third floor quiet zone in the Library

3rd Floor Quiet Zone

Fourth floor quiet zone

4th Floor Quiet Zone