Explore Spaces

Row of seats among book shelves Ann Hartness Reading Room

Type of Space:
Exhibition Space, Study Space
Location:
Benson Latin American Collection

The Ann Hartness Reading Room, named in recognition of Hartness’s 38-year career and tenure as head librarian of the Benson, is on the main (first) floor of the Benson Latin American Collection in SRH 1. The all-access room includes the main Benson service desk, PC workstations, a library catalog computer, public printer, microfilm reader, flatbed scanner, overhead book scanner, and an exhibition space.

Battle Hall Reading Room at the APL Battle Hall Reading Room

Type of Space:
Exhibition Space, Study Space
Location:
Architecture and Planning Library

The Reading Room is a large, all-access space available for study in historic Battle Hall. It features natural light, large and small tables and abundant seating. Located in the Battle Hall Reading Room is an exhibition gallery that features rotating exhibitions year round. For more information about current exhibitions, see our exhibitions page.

Benson Closed Studies

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Benson Latin American Collection

Carrels are enclosed desks available at the Benson Latin American Collection for Latin American Studies graduate students, faculty and visiting scholars. These carrels are assigned on a semester basis.

Collaborative Commons space at the PCL Collaborative Commons

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Perry Castañeda Library

The Collaborative Commons is a group working space with comfortable seating, whiteboards, movable furniture, Airmedia, and plenty of outlets.  It is a conversation-friendly space.

Collaborative Seating Area (PMA)

Type of Space:
Collaborative Seating Area, Study Space
Location:
Physics Mathematics Astronomy Library

Four person tables with natural light for collaboration and study.

student at a study carrell, looking up at the camera and smiling Fine Arts Library Carrels

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Fine Arts Library

The Fine Arts Library carrel space is a mix of reservable desks and reservable shelves located on level 5 of the library. Carrels are checked out on a semester basis and are renewable. The first week of classes priority checkout access is given to graduate students. After the first week of classes any undergraduate or graduate student can reserve a space. Visit the Fine Arts Library desk to request a carrel or shelf.

Student working at a table with a window view Fine Arts Stacks Seating

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Fine Arts Library

Open seating and study tables in the library stacks, which are available for quiet, individual study.

Three students conversing on couches Graduate Landing Spot

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Perry Castañeda Library

Located at the far end of the Scholars Commons and accessible by UT ID cards, the Graduate Landing Spot offers a kitchenette, lounge areas and media-equipped, reservable meeting rooms for UT graduate students. These rooms may be used for group study and meetings with other graduate students, and consultations with UT Libraries staff. 

Greek Room

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Classics Library

Small room in the Library stacks, with study carrel for quiet, individual learning. Greek Authors are located here.

Group Study Room

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Physics Mathematics Astronomy Library

Enclosed room offers a conference table plus four lounge chairs for collaboration and studying. The PMA Library's New Books and Current Journal collections are located in this space.

Latin Room

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Classics Library

Small room in the Library stacks with table and lounge chair for quiet, individual learning. Latin Authors are featured in this space.

students sitting in ergonomic chairs Learning Lab 1 A/B

Type of Space:
Classroom, Study Space
Location:
Perry Castañeda Library

Learning Lab 1 has 96 seats (this room can be split into sides A and B, each with 48 seats) and 8 projector screens. All PCL Learning Labs are open as study space when not in use as a classroom. View Classroom Use Policy and Request Form

 
students working in a glassed-in room with a green back wall Learning Lab 2

Type of Space:
Classroom, Study Space
Location:
Perry Castañeda Library

Learning Lab 2 has 36 seats and 6 flat screen TVs (with Airmedia). All PCL Learning Labs are open as study space when not in use as a classroom. View Classroom Use Policy and Request Form

student facing a computer in room with a blue-colored back wall Learning Lab 3

Type of Space:
Classroom, Study Space
Location:
Perry Castañeda Library

Learning Lab 3 has 36 seats and 6 flat screen TVs (with Airmedia). All PCL Learning Labs are open as study space when not in use as a classroom. View Classroom Use Policy and Request Form

 
Two instructors in front of a blue-painted wall Learning Lab 4

Type of Space:
Classroom, Study Space
Location:
Perry Castañeda Library

Learning Lab 4 has 36 seats and 6 flat screen TVs (with Airmedia). All PCL Learning Labs are open as study space when not in use as a classroom. View Classroom Use Policy and Request Form

 
numerous steel flat files, drawers open, containing maps from around the world Map Study Area

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Geology Library

The Tobin Map Collection Room has a large table with open seating for collaborative study, a drafting table and a light table suitable for viewing large format flat maps. Whiteboards.

two students in a closed-door room PCL Group Study Rooms

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Perry Castañeda Library
(No computer stations with Wheelchair Access)

Reserve a room. The PCL Group Study rooms are reservable spaces for groups of 2 or more. They include movable furniture, whiteboards and power outlets.

an empty conference room with desk, seating, and whiteboard PCL Presentation Practice Rooms

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Perry Castañeda Library
(No computer stations with Wheelchair Access)

Reserve a room. The PCL Presentation Practice rooms are private, reservable spaces where groups of 2 or more can collaborate and practice presentations through Airmedia or projector display. These rooms contain movable furniture, whiteboards, power outlets, and projector or TV displays with HDMI/USB or wireless connectivity.

a row of computers and student activity PCL Quiet Stacks Seating

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Perry Castañeda Library

Open seating and study tables in the library stacks, which are available for quiet, individual study.

Two students discussing a project at a table PCL Stacks Seating

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Perry Castañeda Library

Open stacks seating and study tables that are designated for collaborative, group study.

Student on a laptop adjacent to a shelf of books PMA Stacks Seating

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Physics Mathematics Astronomy Library

Small tables with natural light for individual quiet study.

Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room

Type of Space:
Exhibition Space, Study Space
Location:
Benson Latin American Collection

The Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room is where researchers can go to access any of the Benson's special collections.

Reference Room

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Classics Library

The Reference Room in the Classics Library is an all-access space dedicated to quiet study, and features natural light, large and small tables and a lounge chair.

large reading room with natural light and tall ceilings Richard T. and Jan J. Roberts Reading Room

Type of Space:
Exhibition Space, Study Space
Location:
Life Science Library

The Richard T. and Jan J. Roberts reading room is housed in the iconic Hall of Texas located on the west end of the Life Science Library. The Hall of Texas – donning the names of influential figures in Texas History and cultural iconography of the various inhabitants of the state – is a large, all-access space dedicated to quiet study, and features natural light, large and small tables, and abundant seating.

three people discussing a project at a table with computer monitor on the wall Scholars Commons Study Rooms

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Perry Castañeda Library
(No computer stations with Wheelchair Access)

UT Graduate Students: Reserve a room. These rooms are only available to UT graduate students.

A row of study tables with other built in lounging Scholars Lab Open Study Spaces

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Perry Castañeda Library

The Scholars Lab provides open study spaces, accessible to anyone without reservation.

Two students in lounge-style seating Silent Study Area

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Perry Castañeda Library

The main room in our Scholars Commons is dedicated to silent study when not being used for presentations and symposia. Designed with a variety of needs in mind, the goal was to create a space where any serious scholar would find a spot to be contemplative and productive.

Stacks Seating (APL)

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Architecture and Planning Library

Partitioned individual study spaces.

Stacks Seating (Geology)

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Geology Library

Small tables with natural light for individual quiet study.

Stacks Seating (LSL)

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Life Science Library

Small tables for individual quiet study.

three students in conversation around a table STEM Learning Spaces

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Perry Castañeda Library

The four STEM Learning Spaces, which each seat 8-12 people, are booked by partners in the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) and Engineering for tutoring in specific STEM classes. When they are not booked, they are open for individual or collaborative study by any student. Each space features large whiteboards and moveable furniture.

row of orange lobby chairs and white tables STEM Study Area

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Perry Castañeda Library

Study area open to all students, including those in STEM courses.

Person at a work desk looking at a laptop Study Commons (Benson)

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Benson Latin American Collection

The Benson Latin American Collection's Study Commons is our quiet study space, featuring study tables with electrical outlets and check-out shelves for Benson materials you want to keep in the building.

Study Lounge (PMA)

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Physics Mathematics Astronomy Library

Enclosed room with natural light offers ammenites for collaboration and study.

spacious room with tall ornate ceilings and many wooden tables The Hall of Noble Words Reading Room

Type of Space:
Study Space
Location:
Life Science Library

The Hall of Noble Words, one of two spacious reading rooms in the Life Science Library, is located on the west end of the library. The Hall of Noble Words – displaying philosophical quotes from some of the world's most influential authors, philosophers, and leaders – is a large, all-access space dedicated to quiet study, and features natural light, large and small tables, and abundant seating.

person at desk with UWC logo on wall behind them University Writing Center

Type of Space:
Service Point, Study Space
Location:
Perry Castañeda Library

The University Writing Center, a unit of the Department of Rhetoric and Writing, helps university students become more proficient, more versatile, and more confident in their writing abilities. Visit their website to learn more about this service. The Writing Center space is open study space outside normal hours.