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Eight of Our Favorite Study Spots at Rutgers University Libraries

May 8, 2017

We may be in the home stretch of finals period, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of studying left to be done. If spending countless hours at your usual study spot is leaving you in search of a change of pace, try setting up shop at one of the locations below for your next study session.

Do you have a favorite library study spot that didn’t make the list? Take a photo and tag us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook and we’ll share our favorites!

East Asian Library. The East Asian Library, located on the second floor of Alexander Library, offers something for everyone with its comfortable padded armchairs, large tables, and individual study carrels. It also provides impressive vistas overlooking the Undergraduate Reading Room (pictured) in one direction and the library’s patio in the other.

First Floor, Art Library. In this space, the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Voorhees Mall provide plenty of natural light as well as interesting architectural details to spark your creativity and keep you productive.
Mezzanine, George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences. With tables sporting built-in task lights and electrical outlets, the mezzanine level of the Smith Library is one of the most popular study spots among Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences students in Newark.
Upper Level, Kilmer Library. The upper level of Kilmer Library is designated for quiet study and has 207 individual study carrels. If it’s peacefulness and privacy you’re after, then this is the study space for you!
Second Floor, Paul Robeson Library. With its attractive color scheme and booth-style seating, the second floor of Robeson Library is the perfect place to study in the company of your friends in a setting that feels less like a library and more like a chic café.
Mezzanine, Douglass Library. The mezzanine level of Douglass Library offers a secluded study space away from the hustle and bustle of other areas of the library. On your way up, you can take in a striking view of the computing lab from above.
First Floor, John Cotton Dana Library. With armchair and barstool seating, a contemporary take on study carrels, and ample light from large windows lining the walls facing the plaza, the silent study area on the first floor of Dana Library is a fantastic place to get work done.
Chang Library. Don’t let the name fool you—the Stephen and Lucy Chang Science Library is a great place to study regardless of your major. Nestled in the heart of Cook Campus in Foran Hall, the library’s attractive open floor plan and distinctive semicircular layout makes it one our favorite places to study at Rutgers.