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Quiet Study Areas
Earth Sciences & Map Library
Group Study Rooms—First come, first served
Group Study Rooms—First-come, first-served
Group study is welcomed and encouraged in the study areas on the first floor. The downstairs area is designated quiet study.
Reserve a Study Carrel Through Library Services
Don't have an office space and need a quiet place to study on-campus? Library Services offers a limited number of study carrels to graduate students by semester. Carrels are located in Norlin Library and reserved on a first-come, first-served basis by presenting a valid UCB ID at the Circulation desk. If carrels are not available at that time, graduate students can put their name on a waitlist. A five dollar refundable key deposit is required.
Atlas Study Rooms
Quiet Study Lounge with comfy couches on the 2nd Floor
Located on the Museum's lower level, the new BioLounge is an inviting, relaxing, and totally unique space at the Museum of Natural History. An amalgamation of exhibit, cabinet of curiosities, coffee bar, lounge, and venue for science, art, and music, the BioLounge brings a new approach to the art and science of biodiversity.
Center for Community (C4C)
3rd Floor lounge
Center for Multicultural Affairs
Located in C4C N320, 3 small study rooms, up to 6 people, check out with front desk
Top floor of Duane Physics Building (Physics graduate students: Check out the Physics Help Room in the basement of Duane, Room G2B90)
University Memorial Center (UMC)
–Conference Rooms on the 3rd floor near Room 381
–227 near the Reception desk
Secret Study Spot—One of the best-kept secrets of great study spots is the fifth floor of the UMC. While some people are astonished there is a fifth floor of the UMC, the rest of us have already utilized the comfy couches, chairs, tables, and relaxing views to our advantage. It’s a prime nap area, so if you’re studying, make sure to keep it down. The only downside is the size of the room; it’s pretty small, so you take your chances finding a place. But it’s worth it.