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Study Spaces

Group Study Rooms (CLOSED)

Location: Alkek Library Floors 5-7
Rooms: 510, 512, 514, 516*, 531, 532, 550, 610, 612, 614, 616, 631, 632, 710, 712, 714, 716 ALL CURRENTLY CLOSED
Capacity: Due to COVID-19, Group Study Room capacities are limited to 1 to 4 people. Check the capacities in the EMS reservation system or the door signs to find out how many people can be a in a room you are reserving. 
Reservable: We are currently not taking reservations for these rooms as they are closed until further notice. Normally, all group study rooms are reservable for up to two 1-hour sessions using the EMS online room reservation system. You must show up for your online reservation within 15 minutes of its start time and check in using the room tablet outside the room or other groups will be allowed to use the room. Immediate one-hour reservations can now be made for rooms not in use through the room tablets.
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.