Find a Good Place to Study



For Reading


Quiet places for focused concentration can be found in

many places throughout Rush Rhees.  Many students have their favorite spots; others vary their study places according to the type of work they are doing.  We recommend:

  • Welles-Brown Room
  • Messinger Reading Room
  • Messinger Graduate Study North  (Graduate students only)
  • Messinger Graduate Study South (Graduate students only) 
  • Great Hall
  • Robbins Library
  • Study carrels in the stacks


For Comfort


Sometimes you just want to sink into a comfy chair.  Look for these in the:

  • Gleason Library
  • IT Center mezzanine
  • Welles-Brown
  • Great Hall
  • Messenger Reading Room
  • Robbins Library
  • Messinger Graduate Study North
  • Messinger Graduate Study South
  • Hawkins-Carlson Reading Room



For Doing Research


Computer workstations are found throughout Rush Rhees. 

Check out these places:

  • Art & Music Library
  • Gleason Library
  • IT Center
  • Rush Rhees Reference
  • Messinger Graduate Study North
  • Messinger Graduate Study South






For Plugging in Your Laptop

Laptops and mobile devices are everywhere in the libraries. Here are places where you can plug in:


  • Gleason Library
  • IT Center mezzanine & front lounge
  • Lam Square
  • Messinger Reading Room (Resnet connections under each table)
  • Messinger Graduate Study North
  • Messinger Graduate Study South
  • A & B levels near study carrels
  • Level 3 at columns
  • Great Hall (in the floor)
  • Art & Music Library at columns
  • Hawkins-Carlson Reading Room
  • Stack levels G100-500M 


For Collaborating


Gleason Library is a prime spot for group work. 

You might also try these places: 

  • IT Center
  • Art & Music Library
  • Hawkins-Carlson Reading Room
  • Rush Rhees Reference Area
  • Level 3 tables overlooking courtyard
  • Lounges on A & B levels


To reserve one of the Carlson Library Group Study Rooms:



 For Cell Phone Calls

  • Rush Rhees Lobby
  • On 2nd Floor Landing between PRR and Great Hall
  • First floor elevator lobby
  • Ground floor corridors
  • Benches on staircase leading to Gleason Library
  • Stairway in Carlson Library

 For Borrowing at Rhees & Carlson main Q&i Desks

  • Locks for laptops
  • Calculators
  • Headphones
  • Extension cords 


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