The library offers a range of places that you can use to study. Please select an option from the list below to learn more about where and how you can reserve a study space.
Group Study Locations:
Technology-enabled rooms: 213, 656, 664, 665, 756, 764 & 765
Group study rooms: 103*, 106*, 107*, 109*, 112*, 115*, 212 (*newly available)
Classrooms (available after 5pm): 215, 773 & 874
Music & Media (available when floor is open): 426, 434 & 435
See the map of the group study spaces.
- Only Emory faculty, staff and students can reserve technology-enabled group studies.
- You can make reservations for group studies at the security desk located on Level 2.
- Your group must be 3 or more people.
- Three members of the group must be present at the time of reservation.
- Group Study can be reserved up to a 4 hour period.
- Rooms can be reserved one day in advance.
- Your reservation is forfeited for no-show after 15 minutes of start time.
- Your student id card must be exchanged for the group study key at the security desk to gain access to the group study - by doing so confirms that the reservation has been kept.
- If there is no exchange of your student id for the group study key 15 minutes after the reservation start time, your reservation will be considered forfeited.
- To safeguard the group study reservation system, please make sure that the door is locked when you leave.
- Need help with the technology equipment? Contact the Library Service Desk located on Level 2.
Individual study spaces (rooms and carrels) are assigned with the intention of facilitating the research and scholarship activities at Emory University.
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Assigned Individual Study Rooms
Who is eligible for an individual study room?
Graduate students in Arts & Sciences writing dissertations
How long are individual study rooms assigned to one person?
Three semesters/one full year. You may reapply after 1 year, but due to high demand there is no guarantee that you will receive the same study room.
Are assigned study rooms guaranteed for the dates indicated on the application?
Unfortunately, no. Due to high demand, there is usually a waiting list. Assignments are made according to the date the applications are received in the administration office. You will be notified as soon as a study room becomes available.
Note: Graduate students may apply for a carrel while waiting for a study room to become available.
What is included in a study room?
Individual study rooms are equipped with a built-in desk, shelves, and a chair. Each individual study room has a door that locks and you will be given a key. A computer is not provided, nor are there ethernet jacks in the study rooms, but the wireless network is available throughout the library, but it is not guaranteed.
Assigned Individual Carrels
Who is eligible for an individual carrel?
Graduate students in Arts & Sciences
Undergraduate students writing honors theses
How long are individual carrels assigned to one person?
Three semesters/one year.
How does one apply for an individual carrel?
Are assigned carrels guaranteed for the dates indicated on the application?
Unfortunately, no. Due to high demand, there is usually a waiting list. Assignments are made according to the date the applications are received in the administration office. You will be notified as soon as a carrel becomes available.
Note: The library intentionally does not assign every single carrel. We intentionally leave many carrels open and available for general use.
How big is an individual carrel? What is included in it?
Individual study carrels are approximately 3' x 5' and they come with a built-in desk, shelves, chair, and small locker with a built-in combination lock. The combination to the lockers are changed when newly assigned.
The following are designated Quiet Study areas in Woodruff Library.
Candler Library Lobby and Room 304 - New Quiet Study Areas
Matheson Reading Room, Level 3, across the bridge (Candler Library)
This space offers large wooden tables in a large open area and comfortable chairs/sofas in two alcoves on either end of the room. The room is not carpeted and has high ceilings, so even the lowest tones echo and travel easily throughout the space. We ask for the utmost quiet in this area.
Learning Commons, Level 3
This space across from the Research Commons offers individual carrels with computer workstations and large tables. Group study that requires conversation is discouraged.
Note: there is a high-traffic service desks in this area -- the circulation desk. Ringing phones and staff in conversation with patrons occur regularly. There are photocopiers in the area as well which may produce some background noise.
Floors 4,5, & 9 (Stacks Tower)
Adjacent to the elevator lobbies on floors 4 & 5 are small study lounge areas with comfortable seating for quiet study. Group study that requires conversation is discouraged. The elevator bells and the coming/going of people in these high traffic areas cause some background noise.
On floors 4, 5, & 8 there are several individual carrels along the walls in the bookstacks area. Please note that you may not use individual carrels that have an "assigned" sign on them. These carrels are assigned to specific students and can ONLY be used by them.
Please limit group study that requires conversation to designated group study rooms on other floors. (See the Group Study tab.)
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