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Study and collaboration rooms are available at all library locations. Spaces at Shields and the Physical Sciences and Engineering Libraries are available on a first-come, first-served basis only.  Spaces at Carlson Health Sciences and Blaisdell Medical Libraries are available both on a a first-come, first-served basis as well as by reservation. There is also a 24-Hour Study Room available at Shields Library.

Open seating areas are located throughout Shields Library and are designated as Silent, Quiet, or Group. There are also four group study rooms located at Shields Library, available on a a first come, first served basis:

  • Second Floor Study Rooms – three rooms, seats six
  • Fourth Floor Study Room – one room, seats eight

Shields Library has 35 graduate study carrels available to PhD and Masters students, based on availability; add your name to the wait list. Assignments are made for one year to the nearest beginning of a quarter. At the end of the assignment, the occupant must vacate the carrel. Graduate study carrels must be renewed quarterly but may not be renewed for longer than one year. Assignments will be made according to the waiting list kept in chronological order. Double assignments to a single carrel may be made if requested by both parties.

Faculty carrels are also available but are not intended for use as study or office space.

Open seating is available throughout PSE. One group study room is available on a first come, first served basis:

  • Basement Study Room – one room, seats eight

Open seating is available throughout CHSL. Additionally, CHSL provides several study and collaboration rooms that can host individual users to large groups. These rooms may be reserved in advance but are available first come, first served if there are no reservations.

View CHSL reservation policies or place a CHSL room reservation online. CHSL reservation requests are processed Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM till 4:30 PM. 

All study rooms have wifi access and most rooms have either chalk- or white-boards. Collaboration rooms all have wifi access, white boards, and pull-down screens for projection viewing.

  • Basement Study Rooms – sixteen rooms, seats two to eight
  • Main Floor Collaboration Rooms – three rooms, seats ten
  • Main Floor Conference Room – seats twenty (reservations only)

Open seating is available throughout BML. Additionally, BML provides two study and four collaboration rooms that can host individual users to small groups. These rooms may be reserved in advance but are available first come, first served if there are no reservations.

View BML reservation policies or place a BML room reservation online. BML reservation requests are processed Monday through Friday, 7 AM till 3:30 PM. 

Study rooms have wifi access and mobile white boards. Collaboration rooms have wifi access, white boards, and laptop connections for wall-mounted monitors. Tandberg videoconferencing equipment is located in Room 1106.

  • Collaboration Rooms – four rooms, seats four to eight
  • Study Rooms – two rooms, seats four to six
CHSL Reserves (530) 752‑1216
BML Reserves (916) 734-3529
Shields Lockers and Carrels