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New Student Orientation: Study Spaces

Special Announcement

This page is currently under review for updates. Please ask a librarian if you have any questions, or visit the Ask Here desk on the first floor. Thanks for your understanding!

Spaces in the Library

The Library has five floors for your use in study and group work.

Fiction Collection: 4th Floor Clock Tower

  • This is the highest spot for miles around. You can take in the scenery or sit down and study or read any of the fiction works found on this floor.

Literature, History & Geography, and Government Documents: 3rd Floor Study Area

  • Several small group study rooms available
  • Large number of study carousels available for individual study and quiet.
  • Instruction Room is on this floor for full classroom experience. (requires keys)

Computer science, information & general works, Philosophy & psychology, Religion, Social sciences, Language, Science Technology, Arts & recreation: 2th Floor Study Area

  • This is where the bulk of the various subjects in the library are held. There are several study rooms available including a couple larger study areas for group work. 
  • This floor also takes you to the Pritchard Room meeting area which contains overhead projector and display capabilities. 

Main Floor, Library Offices, Tech & Trek, Computers,  CD Collections, Juvenile Fiction, and Reference: 1st Floor 

  • This is the main floor of the library where you will find all the Library staff, Tech & Trek, The Reference Desk, and all of the computers.
  • Please look for the digital sign describing what is going on in the library that day.
  • Circulation desk is here where you check out all your materials before you leave.

Media Services, Mac Lab, Vinyl Collection: Lower Level

  • This is where you would go to get large format printing done, learn about 3-D printers, and get help with A/V projects.


You can find a complete list of Library hours on our Calendar & Hours Page on the Library Home Page. Please check there for our ongoing hours of operation. 

Spot a Mess?

For food or drink spills, equipment malfunctions, or anything else that doesn’t seem right, please notify the Circulation Desk.

Study Rooms

There are many study rooms in the library.

  • Study Rooms may not be reserved.
  • Many Study Rooms have White Boards. Markers can be obtained from the circulation desk. 
  • If you need help please see the Circulation desk for help.

Library's Website

Additional information about the Library is available on the Hiram College Library website.