Top Five Underutilized Library Study Spaces for Finals

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Map of Study Spaces in Tisch

1. The Digital Design Studio (DDS)

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The Digital Design Studio

The Digital Design Studio, otherwise known as the DDS, is a creative space and community of practice for critical approaches to media and making. The studio is located on the third floor of the library, accessible by elevator or stairwell, and has sixteen computers with design software as well as modular tables for offline work, or for working on your own laptop. You can also reserve the recording room for basic audio and video projects, make an appointment to print on the large format inkjet printer, and request 3D printing. The Digital Design Studio is a fantastic space to design, collaborate and study.

 

2. The Study Carrels on the 1st Level 

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Study Carrels on the 1st Level

Study in the stacks! There are three sets of multiple study carrels, set up in rows, located on the first level of the library, accessible by elevator or stairwell. The study carrels are a typically a quiet and free from distractions if you are looking to study individually. However, you can also bring along a friend to study in the carrel next to you.

 

3. The Study Tables and Carrels on the 1st Level 

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Study Tables and Carrels on the 1st Level

The study tables and carrels located on the first level of the library, are great for individual study or group study. Large windows overlook Professors Row, which includes the Mayer Campus Center, FIRST Resource Center, and the Crafts House.  Located near the study tables and carrels, in rooms 128 and 130, is the StAAR Center’s Writing and Academic Coaching Center that offers a variety of resources to support all students.

 

4. The Study Carrels Along the Purple Wall on the 1st Level 

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Study Carrels Along The Purple Wall on the 1st Level

Individual study with a pop of color! The ‘L’ shaped row of study carrels located against the purple wall on the first level of the library, along the perimeter of the stacks, is generally a quiet area and free from distraction. A wonderful place to concentrate individually and draw inspiration.

 

5. The Ground (G) Level

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The Ground (G) Level

Little known secret, the Ground (G) Level of the library, accessible by elevator or stairwell, has study tables and carrels for both group and individual study. The tables are large enough for you to spread out or bring a few friends to study along with.  Also on the Ground level, is Digital Collections and Archives, otherwise known as the DCA, the archives and manuscripts repository of Tufts University.