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Coe Level 4 Central: Quiet study sign
Coe level 2 east: study area
Geology first floor: study area
Coe level 2 east: computer lab
The UW Libraries provide a variety of study arrangements for quiet and group study. This guide describes what is available in Coe Library, Geology Library, the Learning Resource Center, and the Library Annex.
- Quiet Study: designated areas that provide limited distractions and are equipped with furniture for one or two persons.
- Group Study: designated areas of tables and lounge furniture that allow groups to work on projects or study together. Such areas tend to produce a "scholarly buzz."
- Computers: accessible through labs, check-out laptops, some study rooms, or using your own laptop with the University's wireless.
- Study Rooms: are for individual and group use. Reserving rooms can be done through Reserve-a-Room or in-person at the appropriate Circulation Desk.
- Coffee Shop: allow informal study with refreshments.
Coe Library Study Space
Group Study: Open areas on levels 1, 2 (including the McMurry Reading Room), and 5, plus the east end of level 3 are available for group study. There is space for up to 720+ at tables and lounge areas in these areas.
Computers: There are 138 computers in labs managed by UW IT on levels 1, 2, and 3. Some are set up for individual use and some are set up for both individual and small group use. Coe Circulation lends laptops for in-library use and iPads for out-of-library use. Wireless service is accessible throughout the building.
Study Rooms: 21 study rooms (located located throughout the building) are available for individual and group study. They are equipped with tables and whiteboards; most of the rooms have computers and wall-mounted monitors. For particulars on study room capacity or equipment see the Reserve-a-Room or inquire at the Help Desk.
Coffee Shop: The Book & Bean, located near the Coe entrance on level 2, has 25 seats primarily for coffee shop's clientele but they can pursue collaborative work at the same time. Additional food services are available in the nearby Wyoming Union.
Other: Level 1 has individual viewing/listening carrels. Coe Library also contains the Chisum Special Collections Reading Room, whose tables are dedicated to use of the collections and not for general study.
Coe level 4 west: quiet stud
Geology Library Study Space
Quiet Study: None of the areas in the Library are designated for quiet study, although the lower level is typically quiet.
Group Study: There is no designated group study area in the Library, although there is an area in the basement that has a table with an adjacent whiteboard that may accommodate up to six at a time.
Computers: The Library has six student computers located on both first floor and basement. There is also a student scanner available nearby. Wireless service is accessible throughout the facility.
Study Rooms: There are no study rooms in the Geology Library.
Coffee Shop: There are no food purveyors in the Library.
Learning Resource Center (LRC) Study Space
Quiet Study: None of the areas in the LRC are designated for quiet study.
Group Study: The LRC provides one meeting room for group study that has a maximum capacity of 12 people. This meeting space must be reserved in advance when the Lab School is in operation mid-August through mid-June, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. You can make reservations by contacting the LRC.
Computers: The LRC has a computer lab with a 18 computer capacity. This lab must be reserved in advance when the Lab School is in operation mid-August through mid-June, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. You can make reservations by contacting the LRC. Wireless service is available throughout the LRC.
Study Rooms: There are no study rooms in the LRC.
Coffee Shop: Food and drinks are not permitted in the LRC. Please be aware we are also a nut-free zone.
Library Annex Study Space
The Library Annex, located in the basement of the Science Complex, is primarily a storage facility for older journal volumes and the U.S. government documents collection. It has up to 75+ study spaces, including six study rooms. [Hours] [Floor Map]
Quiet Study: No areas are designated for quiet study.
Group Study: There are 46 spaces at tables and lounge areas that are designated for collaborative study. However the library is normally quiet.
Computers: There is no computer lab in the Annex, although there is a large lab down the hall. Personal laptops can be used with the facilities wireless service.
Study Rooms: The two large (each with space for 10) and four small (each with space for 3) study rooms are available for individual and group study. All rooms contain tables and whiteboards. Reservations may be made Reserve-a-Room or at the Circulation Desk.
Coffee Shop: There are no food purveyors in the Annex; however there are vending machines across the hall and food purchased there may be brought into the Annex.