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35 places to study found.
The first floor of the Art Library has a mix of large tables, comfy single-person seating and features great natural light. It can be a high-traffic area due to a heavily-used CCI printer, public computers and scanners.
The second floor of the Art Library has nice natural light and study carrels for quiet, individual study. Please note that many of the carrels are assigned to graduate students in the Art Department. Every carrel is free for anyone to use, but the assigned student takes priority if he or she wishes to use it at any given time.
The J. Charles Morrow III Reading Room in Davis Library is a large open space near the entrance with large tables, study booths and comfy furniture for individual or group study.
The Davis Library Reference Reading Room is to your left past the elevators. Large and small tables with power and lamps are available for individual and group study. There is also comfy furniture and lots of natural light.
Davis Library Information Commons, to the right and left just past the elevators, offers nearly 100 computer stations mainly for individual study.
There are quiet study carrels located throughout the stacks on the 3rd-8th floor. The carrels are ideal for individual study.
The study rooms are located on the third through eighth floors along the south side of the building facing the Student Union. All group study rooms are available for reservation. Reservations take priority over walk-in use.
See our Group Study Room page for details.
Room 8010 is located on the 8th floor of Davis Library. This study space has flexible furniture and comfy chairs for individual or group study. It offers lots of natural light and spectacular views of the campus.
The Research Hub Cubes on the 2nd floor seat 4 to 8 people. Groups may reserve them and have priority over individual users. These semi-enclosed spaces are intended for collaborative work, so a certain level of noise should be expected. Quieter spaces for study are available on floors 4-8 of Davis Library.
Collaboration tables accommodate up to 4 people. These tables feature large, mounted displays for sharing your laptop screen with others. Multiple people can connect their laptops and take turns displaying with the push of a button.
The Fifth Floor Lounge has comfortable seating, small tables, and four treadmill desks with views of campus. The treadmill desks have adjustable speed and height.
A generous allocation from the UNC Summer School was used to purchase the desks, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the year.
The reference room at the back of the entry level provides large tables and individual carrels with power, public computers, comfortable seating, and abundant natural light.
The Reserves Reading Room is at the front of the entry level and provides large tables and individual carrels with power, public computers, comfortable seating, and abundant natural light. The view overlooks the Pit, Lenoir, and Greenlaw.
The main UL book collection areas on the upper level provide large tables and individual carrels with power and comfortable seats for quiet study.
The atrium on the upper level provides comfortable seating and natural light for individual study.
The lower level lab features an array of technology and comfortable seating for individual and collaborative work space. Group spaces include viewing stations with laptop hookups for enlarged display.
The Undergraduate Library has 10 group study rooms with white boards and large tables. Study rooms range in size to seat from 6 – 15 students. Group Study Room 4 (UL 218), Group Study Room 5 (UL 217) and the Presentation Room (UL 211) have display connections to a wall-mounted monitor.
The Ragland Reading Room is at the front of the entry level and provides large tables with power, computers, comfortable seating, and abundant natural light. The windows overlook the main quad and Wilson Library.
The first floor’s study spaces have a mix of tables, comfy chairs with armrests, couches and ottomans equipped with outlets Close to the building entrance, this area has natural light and is a convenient place to stop. Reservable group study rooms outline the neighboring open computer lab. Book a Study Room.
Long tables equipped with extension cords make the second floor of the Health Sciences Library a quiet, low-trafficked place to study. Rotating exhibits and artwork are featured on either side of the study space. Reservable and drop in study rooms that feature dry erase boards and display screens are available to students interested in sharing work with a group. Book a Study Room.
The open spaces on the third floor of the Health Sciences Library have large tables, comfy seats, standing desks and carrells, many with window views. Drop-in group study rooms are along the wall closest to McNider Hall.
The fourth floor of the Health Sciences Library is a designated quiet space, with ample carrels and large table seating. Moveable, comfy chairs with armrests and couches are scattered throughout the space. Drop-in group study rooms are along the wall closest to McNider Hall.
The basement is a calm space to study or use public computers without heavy traffic. Tables and comfy chairs are scattered around the stacks.
Located in the Music Library stacks with a view of the Bell Tower. Comfortable seating (10) for individual study.
Individual carrels (with power) are in the library stacks. Comfortable seating and work tables are also scattered throughout the library.
This space has a variety of study and seating options: Two rooms for group study (4-6 people each), plus individual listening and viewing stations for open use.
40-inch screen (DVD, Blu-ray, laser disc, VHS). Can seat 10 and includes 2 small tables; priority given to class viewings. Please see staff before using.
The Kenan Science Library is a bright open space with large windows overlooking a courtyard, abundant white boards, and comfortable furniture. There are seven reservable spaces: four group work rooms with monitors or an overhead projector, two co-working spaces with monitors, and a “huddle” brainstorming space.
The Kenan Reading Room is an open space with large windows overlooking a courtyard. It contains tables and comfy armchairs suitable for individual or group study.
The SILS Library Reading Room is ideal for collaborative and group study. The space includes comfortable chairs, tables and dedicated work-space for laptops.
10 study carrels.
Two open study rooms.
One of the most impressive spaces on campus, the Fearrington Reading Room is located on the third floor of Wilson Library. Seating, table space, and power outlets are all in abundance. Because of the proximity to unique and rare collection materials, food and beverages are not permitted in the Fearrington Reading Room.
The lobby of Wilson Library, just inside the front doors looking out over Polk Place, has comfortable chairs and benches. It is one of a few spaces in Wilson Library where food and drink are allowed.