Places to Study

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36 places to study found.

photo Place Name location description
A view of the first floor of the Art Library with students studying

Art Library First Floor

Sloane Art Library

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.

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.

Davis Library Fourth Floor Study Room

Davis Study Rooms

Davis Library

The study rooms are located on floors 3-8 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.

Book a study room.

See our Group Study Room page for details.

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.

The Research Hub Cubes on the 2nd floor of Davis Library

Research Hub Cubes

Davis Library

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.

Book A Research Hub Cube

Three people using a large, mounted display at the Research Hub Collaboration Table

Research Hub Collaboration Tables

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. 
 
Adapters for Mac users are available for checkout at the 1st floor service desk
 
Please note: Groups may reserve these tables and have priority over individual users. The Davis Library Research Hub offers consultations and spaces 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.

Book a Research Hub Collaboration Table.

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.

Students working in an Undergraduate Library study room

Undergraduate Library Study Rooms

House Undergraduate Library

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.

Book a UL study room

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.

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

Comfortable seating for individual study in the Music Library stacks

Music Library Fishbowl

Music Library

Located in the Music Library stacks with a view of the Bell Tower. Comfortable seating (10) for individual study.


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 Media Room

Music Library

This space has a variety of study and seating options: Two rooms for group study (2-6 people each), plus individual listening and viewing stations for open use.

This room has a study table with six seats, and a separate desk with a large TV and AV equipment.

Music Library Group Viewing Room

Music Library

40-inch screen (DVD, Blu-ray, laser disc, VHS). Seats 2-8 people; 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 Library Work Spaces

Kenan Science Library

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.

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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.

presentation in the 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.

Open study rooms in the stacks at Stone Library

Stone Study Rooms

Stone Center Library

Two open study rooms.

Students studying and collaborating in Wilson Library

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.