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Classrooms and Study Spaces

In addition to our galleries and computer labs, our libraries are home to classrooms and spaces for studying and video viewing.

Reserve a study room or carrel

Students and others may book or apply for certain Library spaces.

Study Rooms

Several study and project rooms are available in the University Library, Mudd Library and Schaffner Library.
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Study Carrels

Graduate students, faculty and certain undergraduates can apply for year-long use of a desk in the University Library.

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Rooms for classes and groups

University and Mudd Library facilities include seminar rooms, active learning spaces, and video viewing rooms for classes and groups.

Seminar classrooms

Seminar Rooms can be reserved Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, through the Registrar's Office. After 5 pm and on weekends, they are considered study rooms and reserved through the Library's reservation system.

Find the locations of classrooms on the University Library's third, fourth and fifth level towers.

Classroom Number Level and Tower
3322  3 North
3370 3 North
3622 3 East
3670 3 East
3722 3 South
4646 4 East
4670 4 East
4722 4 South
4770 4 South
5322 5 North
5722 5 South
5746 5 South

Note that room numbers ending in 22 are to the left as you enter the tower, and room numbers ending in 70 are to the right. Room 5746 is across the tower from the entrance, near the stairway.

Active learning classrooms

Equipped with multiple projections screens and flexible furniture, the active learning classrooms are designed for interactive, student-centered learning experiences. Rooms can be reserved by Northwestern faculty and graduate students.

  • Innovation Lab (University Library, B183)
  • Mudd 2122 (Mudd Library, Level 2)
  • Mudd 2124 (Mudd Library, Level 2)

Review room details and booking instructions.

Video viewing rooms

Faculty, staff and verified teaching assistants (TAs) can schedule one of our three video viewing rooms for use by Northwestern classes and groups:

Review room guidelines.

Receptions and events

Northwestern University faculty, administration and Library staff can reserve the Ver Steeg Faculty Lounge for special receptions and other formal social events.

Drinks and catered food can also be served at the Student Lounge on the 2nd floor's South Tower, where 6' panel tables can also be reserved and set up.