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Group Study Room

Located next to the Writing Center, the 3rd Floor Conference Room is available for check out for 2 hours at a time. The room is equipped with a whiteboard, and a conference room that seats 10.

This room is available for use by groups on a first-come, first serve basis, and the key can be checked out with a valid TU ID at the Circulation Desk.  

Study Carrel (short-term)

The library has one study carrel on the main level that can be checked out for 4 hours at a time by students, faculty, and staff for testing, interviews, etc. on a first come/first serve basis. This carrel has a small counter, chair, and Wi-Fi. The library does not supply computer equipment, however there are web cams available for check out. The key for this carrel can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.

Study Carrels (semester)

All of the available carrels have been checked out for the Spring/Summer 2024 semester.

The library has seven study carrels on the fifth floor that can be checked out by graduate students, with approval, on a first come/first serve basis for a semester at a time. These carrels have a small counter, chair, and Wi-Fi, and can be locked.

The electronic application will be posted here when there are more carrels available.

Open Study Areas

On the third floor of McFarlin Library, you will find the Gray Student Commons which is equipped with couches, tables, dry erase board, and even an exercise bike desk. Group and solo study are welcome in this area.

Also located on the 3rd floor, the Student Study is equipped with 10 tables and some couches for group study and collaboration. Each table is equipped with a lamp and power outlets.

On the Main Level, just past the student testing center and the research desk, you will find the Browsing Floor. The floor has several tables, a couple of whiteboards, computers, and the library's color printer/scanner/copier.

Quiet Study Areas

Located on the Plaza Level, the North Reading Room and the Pat and Arnold Brown Reading Room are each outfitted with 10 tables and several couches for quiet study. Each table is equipped with a lamp and power outlets.  

There are several study desks situated throughout the stacks on the Main and Intermediate Levels.