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What kinds of study spaces are available at the Library?

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As of April 10, all of our locations are closed for study space. The space outside of Bookworms Café in Homer Babbidge will be available for seating Monday-Friday, 7:30am-5:00pm. The Café is closed.


Due to COVID-19, Babbidge Library on the Storrs campus and regional library locations will have limited study space available.

Some campus libraries require a reservation with a NetID for study spaces and/or computer workstations. There is a blue "Reserve a Seat" button on the library's homepage, that takes you to the page to reserve your seat. Seats can be booked in four hour increments with a limit of two reservations per day and can be made up to three days in advance.

  • Homer Babbidge Library - study spaces and computers are available on levels B, Plaza and 1 and must be scheduled prior to use.   Bookworms space and the four seats in the quiet study are open at 7:30am; these seats are accessible to study before noon. All of the library’s spaces close at 10pm when the library closes.
  • Avery Point Campus Library - study spaces and computers must be scheduled prior to use.
  • Stamford Campus Library - computers (including the Bloomberg terminal) and single occupancy rooms must be scheduled prior to use. The remainder of the seats are first-come, first served.
  • Waterbury Campus Library - computers only must be scheduled prior to use. Study spaces are first-come, first served.
  • Hartford Campus Library - no reservations are needed.  Services and space are on the ground floor only with entrance on Arch Street and UConn ID.
  • Pharmacy Library - no reservations are needed. 
  • Music & Dramatic Arts Library and Archives & Special Collections are closed to the public.
Please follow all social distancing rules and cleaning protocols when in the library and follow the pedestrian movement patterns throughout our spaces. All spaces will have green stickers affixed to seats to show where students can sit. It is important to follow these guides to maintain safe distancing. To assist with mask wearing, please do not bring food or beverage into the buildings at this time. For more information, please see our Library COVID-19 Reopening UConn page 




Homer Babbidge Library

The Babbidge Library has many different types of spaces to fit your study needs.  From spaces to spread out and work, to the quiet floor with no cell reception, find the space that's right for you using the Library Study Space Guide:

Current UConn students can reserve group study rooms online.  Go to    For more information about reservation times and limits, see

Individual study carrels are available on Level 3. These carrels are intended for temporary use; check out a key at the iDesk on the Plaza Level using your One Card.

Graduate students are welcome to use the Graduate Commons on Level 3, a dedicated study and collaboration space for graduate students. Swipe your One Card outside the room to enter.

Researchers working on extended projects can apply for research carrels in the Babbidge Library

Other Campus Libraries

UConn Library at Hartford Public Library Learning Spaces -

Stamford -

The library has two floors with individual and group study spaces.

The first floor includes a variety of seating configurations, including the computer lab, 5 collaborative group study rooms, and a Quiet Study Room (1.65).

The second floor is all quiet study with 5 group study rooms. All 10 group study rooms are first-come, first-serve and keys may be checked out at the Library Services Desk. There is a limit of 2 hours.

Waterbury -

Keys are checked out at the front desk for study rooms available. Rooms are on a first-come, first served basis for 2-hour use.

First Floor

Soft Talking in Open Floor Space; Group Study Room 123F (accommodates 4-8)

Second Floor

Quiet – Individual Study Carrels -  Group Study Rooms 227A and 227B (accommodates 2-4), 227E (accommodates 4-8)

Third Floor

Quiet - Individual Study Carrels  -  Group Study Rooms 321D and “Cube” (accommodates 4-8)


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