Newman Library, Graduate Services

a blog about library developments, research practices & advice, and graduate student input

Study Space in the Library

Posted by lrath on October 18, 2006

I have received a few emails and calls regarding study space in the library. As you know, space is a premium at Baruch — and in NYC in general — and the library tries to accommodate students as best as possible in the limited space provided. In past surveys conducted by Newman Library, students have commented on the need for more study space and quiet study areas. The library responded by adding additional group study rooms and extending library hours during mid-terms and final exams.

I would like to invite graduate students to add their input on this blog by:

  1. Posting comments about your experiences with study space in the library (positive and negative constructive comments are welcome).
  2. Brainstorming and proposing ideas on how the library can further develop its limited space to meet the varying needs of students (remember that this is shared space).

I look forward to reading and responding to your comments.

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One Response to “Study Space in the Library”

  1. Amy Garrett said

    As a grad student in Zicklin, I am constantly in need of group study space. The rooms fill up very quickly and then there is no place to go. I was thinking it would be good to have the 3rd floor be a “talking floor” so if we needed to have some group study, we could just do it there at a table. The 4th and 5th floors could continue to be silent floors. Every college I have been to has one floor of their library designated as a floor where talking is accepted. I know this might invite a lot of non-school talking, but we need a place to do group work and this would help a lot of people.

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