Places to Study

Select one of the following features to find an appropriate place to study.

27 "Individual Study" places to study found.

photo Place Name location description
A window with natural light and study carrels for quiet, individual study in the Art Library second floor

Art Library Second Floor

Sloane Art Library

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.

A view of the J. Charles Morrow III Reading Room, a large open space with large tables, study booths, and comfy furniture

J. Charles Morrow III Reading Room

Davis Library

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 for individual and group study

Davis Reference Reading Room

Davis Library

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.

Computer stations for individual study in Davis Library Information Commons

Davis Information Commons

Davis Library

Davis Library Information Commons, to the right and left just past the elevators, offers nearly 100 computer stations mainly for individual study.

Study carrels in the stacks at Davis Library

Davis Stacks

Davis Library

There are quiet study carrels located throughout the stacks on the 3rd-8th floor. The carrels are ideal for individual study.

Students studing in front of a window in the 8th floor study room atDavis Library

Davis - RM 8010

Davis Library

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.

A view of the treadmill desks in use

Davis Fifth Floor Lounge

Davis Library

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.

large tables and individual carrels in an open space in the Undegraduate Library reference room

UL Reference Room

House Undergraduate Library

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.

Students studying at tables in front of windows in the Undergraduate Library Reserves Reading Room

UL Reserves Reading Room

House Undergraduate Library

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.


UL Book Stacks A-M

House Undergraduate Library

The main UL book collection areas on the upper level provide large tables and individual carrels with power and comfortable seats for quiet study.

Students studying in chairs on the balcony of the Undergraduate Library

UL Atrium

House Undergraduate Library

The atrium on the upper level provides comfortable seating and natural light for individual study.

Students studying in the lower level lab of the Undergraduate Library

UL Lower Level Lab

House Undergraduate Library

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.

 large tables with power, computers, comfortable seating, and abundant natural light in the Ragland Reading Room at the Undergraduate Library

UL Ragland Reading Room

House Undergraduate Library

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.


UL Book Stacks N-Z

House Undergraduate Library

The main UL book collection areas on the upper level provide large tables and individual carrels with power and comfortable seats for quiet study.

Students studying at a table in the Health Sciences Library First Floor

Health Sciences Library First Floor

Health Sciences 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.

Students studying at tables in Health Sciences Library second floor

Health Sciences Library Second Floor

Health Sciences Library

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.

Student studying in an individual carrel at Health Sciences Library

Health Sciences Library Third Floor

Health Sciences Library

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.

Moveable, comfy chairs with armrests in a well-lit windowed corner of Health Sciences Library's fourth floor

Health Sciences Library Fourth Floor

Health Sciences Library

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.

A quiet space in the stacks in the Health Sciences Library basement

Health Sciences Library Basement

Health Sciences Library

The basement is a calm space to study or use public computers without heavy traffic. Tables and comfy chairs are scattered around the stacks.

Students studying at tables and screens in the Park Journalism Library

Journalism (Park) Library Tables

Journalism (Park) Library


Music Library Study Areas

Music Library

Individual carrels (with power) are in the library stacks. Comfortable seating and work tables are also scattered throughout the library.


Music Library Group Viewing Room

Music Library

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.

Students studying in the bright open space with large windows and comfortable furniture at the Kenan Science Library

Kenan Reading Room

Kenan Science Library

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.

comfortable chairs, tables and dedicated work-space for laptops in the SILS Library reading room

SILS Reading Room

SILS Library

The SILS Library Reading Room is ideal for collaborative and group study. The space includes comfortable chairs, tables and dedicated work-space for laptops.

Study carrels in the stacks at Stone Library

Stone Study Carrels

Stone Center Library

10 study carrels.

Wilson Library - Grand Reading Room

Fearrington Reading Room

Wilson Library

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.

Sofa chairs in the entrance hall of Wilson Library

Wilson Lobby

Wilson Library

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.