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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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Study Spaces


Collaborative area with day-use lockers, white boards, moveable chairs and tables, and screen sharing options.


Quiet study areas with study tables and individual comfy seats. Closed study carrels in the research towers are reserved for graduate students and faculty.


Students, faculty, staff and visiting scholars can apply for assigned lockers in University Library or store personal items in day-use lockers in University Library and Mudd Library.

Review locker policies and application instructions.


Seminar classrooms

Seminar rooms are located in University Library and can be reserved Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm through the Registrar's Office.

Review room list and booking instructions.

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 2210 (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.