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There are more than 30 study rooms throughout the University Libraries. Some are funded with Student Computing Initiative (SCI) fees and are only available to registered CU-Boulder students.  


Popular First Floor Study Spots

Norlin Commons

24/5 study space with 59 iMac dual-boot desktops. Access after hours is by Buff OneCard swipe at the entrance to the Laughing Goat Café. Group study areas are also available and can be booked online.

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Science Collection / S180

The perimeter of the room is linked with study tables for quiet study.

Southeast Study Space / E103

This area is near the east entrance and is generally a quiet space.

1st Floor Map 

Popular Second Floor Study Spots

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Art and Architecture Collection

Offers a quiet study area on the second floor of Norlin's north side.

Periodicals Collection

The perimeter of the room is lined with study tables for quiet study.

Research Floor

Study areas are located throughout the Research Floor, including moveable chairs, study desks and 33 computer work stations.

West Side Study Room

A large quiet study space located in the Circulation Desk area, just opposite Norlin's second floor west entrance.

  2nd Floor Map 

Popular Third Floor Study Spots


There is a large study area located in M350, contiguous with the AMRC and the PC Computer Lab. There is also a small study area on the main floor of Gov Info, as well as a few study spaces on the main floor of their book stacks.

Graduate Study Suite

A study room for graduate students. Carrels are assigned by the Norlin Circulation Desk.

Norlin Stacks

You will find a quiet space and study desks line the east corridor.

Research Floor Overlook

Tables and study carrels line the perimeter of the third floor overlook.

Special Collections

The corridor area outside of Special Collections has numerous large tables and chairs for study. See photo below.

3rd Floor Map 

The Business Library is closed
for renovation until approximately
January 2021. More information is 

available here.

Music Library


Leeds students only

Engineering Library

Earth Sciences

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Earth Sciences & Map Library

Earth Sciences

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Music Library

Music Library

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