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Study Space Options in Woodruff Library: Quiet Study



Levels 1, 2, 6, & 7 of Woodruff Library are designated as non-quiet or group study areas. 

Levels 1 & 2  are very high traffic areas and are designed for group study or for individuals who do not mind a lot of background noise.

Levels 6 & 7 have group study areas and are designated for group work.

We will ask people to be quiet on these floors only if they are being excessively loud and disruptive.


Study booth, Floor 7.

Study lounge, Floor 7.

Quiet Study Information

The following are designated QUIET STUDY areas in Woodruff Library.

Matheson Reading Room
Level 3, across the bridge (Candler Library)

This space offers large wooden tables in a large open area and comfortable chairs/sofas in two alcoves on either end of the room.  The room is not carpeted and has high ceilings, so even the lowest tones echo and travel easily throughout the space.  We ask for the utmost quiet in this area.

Level 3 Learning Commons

This space across from the circulation desk offers individual carrels with computer workstations and large tables.  Group study that requires conversation is discouraged.   

Note: there is a high-traffic service desks in this area -- the circulation desk.  Ringing phones and staff in conversation with patrons occur regularly.  There are photocopiers in the area as well which may produce some background noise. 

Floors 4, 5, & 8 (Stacks Tower)

Adjacent to the elevator lobbies on floors 4 & 5 are small study lounge areas with comfortable seating for quiet study.  Group study that requires conversation is discouraged.  The elevator bells and the coming/going of people in these high traffic areas cause some background noise.

On floors 4, 5, & 8 there are several individual carrels along the walls in the bookstacks area.  Please note that you may not use individual carrels that have an "assigned" sign on them.  These carrels are assigned to specific students and can ONLY be used by them.

Please limit group study that requires conversation to designated group study rooms on other floors.  (See the Group Study tab.)

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