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Study Rooms and Spaces

Looking for somewhere to study? Doing a group project and need to reserve a room? Here’s a list of spaces around BU Libraries you can use.

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General Study Spaces

Mugar Library

PAL Study Lounge

The PAL Study Lounge on the 3rd Floor of the library and offers great views plus a comfortable place to study, alone or in groups.


The basement of Mugar includes a large study room with a whiteboard wall for writing on.

All Libraries

We also have plenty of tables and desks throughout our libraries to study. Get directions to our branch libraries and view floorplans to find other areas to study.


All computers have access to these applications.

African Studies Library

There are two computers by the front desk.

Mugar Library

The BU Common @ Mugar is the main university computer lab. The majority of the PCs are located on the first floor. There are two computer clusters on either side of the mezzanine stacks on the second floor. There are also computers in the PAL Study Lounge on the third floor.

Music Library

There are two computers in the listening room and two directly across from the entrance to the listening room.

Pardee Management Library

There are 14 computers when entering the library on the right.

Pickering Educational Resources Library

The eClassroom is available for computer use when it’s not booked for a class. There are also four computers down the stairs and against the right wall.

Science and Engineering Library

There are 22 computers on the left when you enter the library.

Reservable Rooms for Students

Mugar Library

Reserve a room in Mugar online.

  • Alcove 1 (available after 5pm on weekdays and all weekend) and Alcove 2 (available when not in use by the writing tutor) are on the first floor of the library and fit 2-5 people.
  • Room 305 is available to book after 5pm on weekdays and all weekend, fits 2-6 people.

Pardee Management Library

Reserve a room in Pardee online (via Questrom Tools).

  • There are four reservable team rooms located inside Pardee Library: L214A, L214B, L214C, and L318N.

Questrom students have priority for these rooms and can book them using Questroms tools. While other BU students cannot book these rooms, you are free to the use them when they are not in use by Questrom students. 

Pickering Educational Resources Library

Pickering has two rooms you can reserve:


Reservable Rooms for Faculty Library Instruction

Mugar Library

Room 503 and computer clusters on the 2nd floor balcony can be reserved for class instruction. Contact Ken Liss (617-358-4064, kliss@bu.edu) to make arrangements.

The Pickering Library has an eClassroom with projection, 5 computers for students, and seating for a total of 25 persons. Contact Dan Benedetti (617-353-3735, benededa@bu.edu) to make arrangements.

Request a Reserved Study Carrel

Carrels are available in Mugar on floors 4-6 for doctoral candidates finished with coursework and faculty working on books. To request one please contact Timothy Riordin, Stacks/Study Carrel Coordinator, 617-353-3722.