Group Study

  • Two group study rooms are located on the second and third floors.
    • Both rooms contain a computer and large screen monitor.
    • Access to the rooms require a Lawrence ID card
    • Rooms can be reserved by signing up on the clipboard located on the door of each room.
  • Four Viewing & Study Rooms are located on the first floor.
    • Access to the rooms require a Lawrence ID card.

    • Rooms can be reserved by signing up on the clipboard located on the door of each room.

    • In addition to DVD/Blu-ray players and VCRs, these rooms contain connections to allow the option of connecting a laptop to practice presentations. 

    • There is a two and a half hour limit for each session.

  • The first floor is the group study floor (the loudest floor).
  • The second floor is also designated as a group study floor, but at a quieter volume than the first floor.

Quiet Study

  • The third floor is designated for quiet study.
  • The fourth floor is designated for silent study.
  • The Kruse Room on the fourth floor is available for silent study and reflection.

Student Offices

  • Nine student offices (six on fourth floor and three on second floor) are assigned to students on a term-by-term basis. Preference is given to seniors working on honors projects, students whose research depends heavily on library materials, and those who require accommodations. If you are interested in applying for an office, submit the Student Office Request Form.

Online Reservable Spaces

  • The classroom on the fourth floor (room 401), the ITC computer lab on the second floor, as well as the Lincoln Room and Milwaukee-Downer Room on the first floor can be reserved through the university's Room Reservation System.
    • Room 401 is available only for administrative or academic functions, with classes getting priority. Student study groups may be allowed when there is a library staff person on duty and there are no previous reservations on the room.
    • The Milwaukee-Downer and Lincoln Rooms are available for academic or administrative functions on an occasional (i.e., not regularly-scheduled) basis. If these two areas are not otherwise in use, they are available for individual or group study on a first-come first-served basis.

Zoom-Ready Rooms

  • Library rooms 401 and 310 have been configured for use with Zoom video conferencing software.
  • Room 401 is reservable through the university's room reservation system
  • Both rooms contain cameras and microphones for video conferencing.
  • All current Lawrence University students, faculty, and staff can access their Zoom accounts by logging in to

Discover more about the library spaces with maps and the library virtual tour. Study hard!

Dry Erase Boards

Portable dry erase boards located throughout the library can be moved to accommodate your group or individual study needs.
Folding dry erase boards can be checked out from the circulation desk.