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Study Spaces

Group Study Rooms

Location: Alkek Library Floors 5-7
Rooms: 510, 512, 514, 516*, 531, 532, 550, 610, 612, 614, 616, 631, 632, 710, 712, 714, 716
Capacity: Smaller group study rooms accommodate 2 to 6, larger rooms up to 10. Please note that at least two people are required to reserve and use these rooms.
Reservable: All group study rooms are reservable for up to two 1-hour sessions. At least two members of your group must show up for your reservation within 15 minutes of its start time or other groups will be allowed to use the room.
Use Guidelines: All group study rooms are intended for use by students and faculty who need to meet with a group to study or work on projects. These rooms are not to be used for office hours or instructional support. Reservations can be made up to 30 days prior to use using the online EMS room reservation system prior. These rooms are not soundproof, so noise levels must be kept to a minimum. Groups who become loud and boisterous risk being asked to forfeit their reservation and leave the library.


  • Tables and chairs
  • Dry-erase and/or chalkboards
  • Bring your laptop or check one out at the third floor Checkout Desk.
  • * There is a shared media monitor in room 516.

There are varying sized group study rooms located around the perimeter of floors 5-7. The collaboration study rooms are on the main floor along the back wall. Learn how to reserve one of these spaces for up to two-hour sessions here.

Image of a group using a study room.
Image of a focus study room for 1-3 people

Focus Rooms/Little Study Room

Location: Alkek Library, Floors 5-7
Rooms: 517-521, 537 - 546, 617-621, 636 - 646, 717-722
Capacity: 1-3
Reservable: No reservations necessary. First-come, first-served.


  • Chairs
  • Built-in desk space
  • Power outlets
  • *Window views on 7th floor

Need a smaller study place to focus? These small rooms have doors for quiet, focused study time. Ideal locations for solo studying or with just one or two others.