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Media study room Media study room Music

The Music Library media study room contains a study table and seating for up to five people. Audiovisual equipment includes a color video monitor and components to play all-region DVD, Blu-Ray, VHS, LaserDisc, LP, and CD formats. Connector cables will soon be available to allow projecting from...

Music Library reference room Music reference room Music

This room contains music reference materials, current periodicals, two study tables, two study carrels, and some soft seating. The Women's Philharmonic score collection is available here for browsing.

One of the outside patios in the Biology Library Math & Statistics study areas Math & Statistics

The library has several small study areas. There are dozens of seats at...

Biology group study room Math & Statistics group study room Math & Statistics

The group study room in the library contains a round table with four to six chairs. The room is small but cozy, and is first-come, first-served.

Study area at Miller Library Marine Biology study area Marine Biology (Miller)

Seating includes three large tables with seating for 12, six lounge seating with ottomans, 12 individual study carrels, and a small table with seating for two.

24-hour study room Lathrop

The 24-hour study room has dual-boot Mac/Windows computers, laptop-support displays, and large tables for quiet individual study. A valid Stanford ID Card is required for entry.

Lathrop Library Tech Lounge Lathrop

This study area offers 22 dual-boot Mac/Windows computers, color and grayscale printers, laptop-support displays, group study areas, moveable furniture, wide-screen monitors, and projection systems.

The Tech Desk...

Engineering Library study area Engineering Library study area Engineering (Terman)

The Engineering Library's study space contains a variety of furniture for students' study needs, including study tables, study booths, individual study carrels, and an outdoor balcony.

Equipment available in the study area includes seven Dual Boot iMacs with SUL-supported software, a Dell...

One of the study areas in the Education Library Education study area Education (Cubberley)

The study area in the Education Library includes two long tables with comfortable seating, six armchairs, four foot stools, and two end tables.

 

 

Large instruction room in Cubberly Library Education instruction room Education (Cubberley)

The large instruction room seats 30 with tables and chairs that can be configured in a variety of ways.  There is also a large Smart Board and white board, and a laptop with Smart Board software is available for checkout.  This room can be...

One of the two group study rooms in Cubberley Library Education group study rooms Education (Cubberley)

Two rooms in the Education Library are designed for group study, each with an eight-person capacity. Both rooms have white boards and projection screens, and the library has projectors that can be checked out for use in the rooms. One room contains a 46-inch LCD monitor and can be...

Computer area in the East Asia Library East Asia study areas East Asia

There are three main study areas in the East Asia Library:

  1. North study area: One large group study table (10 seats); one small group study table (four seats); eight individual study carrels
  2. South study area: One large group study table (...
Periodicals reading area, Earth Sciences Library Earth Sciences study areas Earth Sciences (Branner)

This study space contains large tables, couches, comfortable chairs, and individual study carrels with power outlets for laptop users.

Other equipment includes three dual boot Mac computers, three book scanners (including one oversized scanner for atlases), and a color printer....

Earth Sciences study rooms Earth Sciences (Branner)

Two study rooms are available, one with four chairs and one with six chairs.

GIS computer lab Earth Sciences (Branner)

The GIS computer lab contains nine high-end computers optimized for GIS, Google Earth, and map visualization use.

One of the study areas in the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library Chemistry & Chemical Engineering study area Chemistry & ChemEng (Swain)

The back reading room in the chemistry study area contains an abundance of natural light and two large tables that are great for spreading out your research materials.

The reference room contains an abundance of natural lighting, too, as well as four large tables.  A scanning workstation...

One corner of the Bender Room Bender Room Green

The Albert M. Bender Room offers beautiful views of the Quad and the hills beyond campus, as well as comfortable seating and a quiet atmosphere for study, leisure reading, and reflection. The Bender Room contains a non-circulating collection of books of current and classic interest, both fiction...

Bing Wing, Green Library Green Library group study rooms Green

Seven study rooms, each with space for groups of up to six people, are available outside the main reading rooms in the Bing Wing. Most rooms are equipped with white boards, and one (outside the Jonsson Social Science Reading Room) has a smart board as well.

Policies:

  • Rooms are...
Jonsson Social Sciences Reading Room Jonsson Social Sciences Reading Room Green

The Jonsson Social Sciences Reading Room facilitates a range of social science learning and research activities. It contains a social science reference collection of over 15,000 volumes, including classic texts, new and notable publications, and current issues of core journals in the social...

Tanenbaum Room, Green Library Mary M. Tanenbaum Room Green

The Mary M. Tanenbaum Room includes one large antique table and chairs for six people.

Policies:

  • Available on a first-come basis
  • Two-person minimum
  • Please observe a two-hour limit while others are waiting
  • No food or drinks are allowed

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A student enjoys one of the comfortable chairs in the Lane Reading Room Lane Reading Room Green

The Lane Reading Room houses the Humanities and Area Studies Resource Center. Traditional study and reading space is complemented by wireless Internet access and computer workstations. The room offers printed reference collections and specific "mini-collections" devoted to important topical...

Green Library East First Floor study area Green

Study area provides plenty of seating, large tables and natural light. Information Center is near by for research assistance.

Biology group study room Biology group study room Biology (Falconer)

The group study room in the library contains a round table with four to six chairs. The room is small but cozy, and is first-come, first-served.

One of the outside patios in the Biology Library Biology study areas Biology (Falconer)

The library has several small study areas. There are dozens of seats at large tables, 13 very private study carrels down a hallway in the center of the library, several balconies with tables and chairs, and some comfortable armchairs.

Four small, locked study carrels are available for...

Art study areas Art & Architecture

The main reading room and the reading room mezzanine contain seating, tables, six large lounge chairs, and large bay windows.  Equipment for media viewing in those rooms includes two large flat screen stations (one Blu-ray), one 30-inch screen station, and one 20-inch screen station.

Art & Architecture Library group study room Art study room Art & Architecture

The study room, located on the lower level of the Art & Architecture Library, contains twelve chairs and five tables, all of which are moveable and can be rearranged. The room may be used for quiet study, small groups, or class sessions. Groups and classes must reserve the room in advance;...

Archive of Recorded Sound Archive of Recorded Sound

The reference materials in the Archive of Recorded Sound support research in sound recording history, technology, and discography. Two large study tables can accommodate up to 20 patrons; group presentations can also be accommodated. Vintage audio equipment is on display at the archive,...