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McGraw-Page Library: Library Spaces

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Study Spaces

Library Spaces

McGraw-Page Library offers spaces to suite a variety of needs. The first floor of the library is where most conversation and group work happens, while the second floor is for quiet study. Groups located upstairs should either use a group study room if they will be talking, or relocate to the first floor.

  1. Group Study Rooms
  2. Individual Study Spaces
  3. Large Meeting Rooms
  4. Technology


Group Study Rooms

There are seven (7) group study rooms located on the second floor of the library. All are equipped with white boards, and some include technology that will allow you to project your laptop, allowing for easier collaboration on a group project.

Group study rooms can be reserved in advance, but if not reserved are available on a first come, first served basis. While preference is given to groups, rooms can also be reserved by individuals. You can check the reservation status of a room, and make a reservation from the button below:

Check time / Book room


Individual Study Spaces

The library provides many different individual study spaces to meet the needs of many different types of work. We provide comfortable booths next to windows, large tables to spread out on, comfortable couches and chairs, and private study carrels. All individual study spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. You should be able to find a spot that suits your seating and noise preferences somewhere in the library, and if you can’t, please let us know by emailing or putting a suggestion in the suggestion box located at Library Information on the first floor.


Large Meeting Rooms

Abernathy Room: The Abernathy Room provides 24/7 study space on the first floor. When the library is closed, students can access the room by the side door (off of Henry Street across from Estes) using their fob or ID card.

J. Rives Childs Room: Located on the second floor, the J. Rives Childs Room is intended primarily for instruction in the use of library materials and Library and HAC staff meetings. When it is not scheduled for meetings or classes (e.g., after 5pm most weekdays) it is available as a study space. Note: This space used to serve as the Library Lab, but no longer contains desktop computers. Laptops are available for check-out from Library Information on the first floor.

Oliver Classroom: The Oliver Classroom, located on the second floor, seats 40 at 20 tables on casters. It is scheduled as a classroom by the Registrar and is suitable for large classes. Tutoring takes place in the Oliver Classroom in the evenings.

Owen Room: The primary purpose of the second floor Owen Room is to serve readers using Special Collections & Archives materials. This room also doubles as the Faculty Writing Room 



PC computers are available on the first and second floors of the library. Macs are available on the first floor, and wireless is available throughout the building. Media pods located in the Butler Pavilion on the first floor are specifically intended to support creative work and are equipped with the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, scanners, and other tools.

Instruction Design & Technology supports a Makerspace with additional prototyping and building technologies, and also supports academic software such as Excel.

Two machines capable of printing, copying, and scanning are on the first floor of the library opposite the Information Desk. Learn more.