My freshman year I was overwhelmed by the size of the library here and the many places you could go to study. Now, as a junior, I rely on the library as my main study spot. So here are some things to know to get you comfortable there as fast as possible:
- Some rooms are way louder than others, therefore choose the room you wish to study in according to how quiet you want it to be. The green lantern room is usually very silent, and is often referred to as the Harry Potter room, making it one of my favorite places to go. Other rooms, like the one right next to the café are usually loud and where people go to do group projects.
- The café is amazing and takes meal points. There you can get anything from snacks, soup, to Starbucks coffee.
- You can rent out a lot of stuff from the front desk, including earphones! Whenever I forget my earphones I always rely on them to lend me a pair.
- There is an area called the Media Commons and it is every communication’s students dream. It is made up of a computer lab and a bunch of small private rooms, as well as people who know a lot about technology who are available to help you with any projects you might have.
- The stacks are a bunch of individual cubicles, which are perfect for studying for exams when you want complete silence.
- Some rooms are open longer than others, you can check the times here.
- If you ever need to take a quick nap or need a study break, napping in the sofas around the library is actually completely normal. People do it all the time!
The library is filled with so many resources to help us out and is a perfect study space. Don’t hesitate to walk in freshman year and explore it all around. You might get lost in the stacks a couple times, but hey who hasn’t?