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Library Orientation Guide for Students


The Library offers great study areas for all needs.  Group study rooms and areas and quiet study.  Check these resources to learn where they are and how to use them.

Where are the Study Rooms?

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Group Study Rooms

There is one room on the first floor, 127 and one room on the second floor, 217 and both are near the elevators.  

We have six group study rooms on the third floor.  Rooms 310, 311, 312, 313 face the Charlton College of Business and 318, 319 face the quad.

These rooms should be reserved here to ensure they are available for use.   

Groups are also welcome to use without reservations, but those with reservations have priority.  

These rooms also have whiteboards and you can check out dry erase markers at the Access Services Desk.  



How to Reserve a Study Room

Only students are allowed to book our group study rooms and should do so to ensure availability.  

You will find a link to our student study rooms on the Library website, but you can also book a study room directly from here


Each student gets 3 hours per week to use.  Can use all on one day for one room, or split it up for multiple days/multiple rooms.  

You can also book 2 weeks into the future.  

Group minimums:  3 people minimum

Reservations have priority over groups who have just wandered in.  Groups without a reservation should politely give the space over to groups with a reservation.  Groups who fail to do this will be asked to leave by the staff. Please come to our Circulation desk and speak to a supervisor if you have any questions or issues about this.  


Library Living Room

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The Library's Living Room is a great place to socialize and do group study with a cafe nearby.  :)

Quiet Study Areas

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Need some quiet?  The Library's South Reading Room, located in the Learning Commons is the designated quiet room.  

Another spot is the Grand Reading Room...when no events are being held.  

The fifth floor tends to be quieter, but not officially a quiet space.  


Scholarly Commons

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This floor offers larger desks for better collaboration and group work.  There is also a service desk for appointments with IT.  

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Claire T. Carney Library
Room 238
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747