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Hayden study areas
The renovated Hayden library has all types of study settings and beautiful views. To find information on how to reserve rooms, see all study spaces.
The renovated Building 14 courtyard has outdoor seating. An enclosed porch serves as a community space spring – fall. Learn about the Building 14 courtyard events use policy.
The new Courtyard Cafe features an open seating area overlooking the renovated courtyard. The hours of operation are 9:30am-4pm, Monday – Friday.
The menu includes: coffee, tea, fresh pastries, fresh fruit smoothies, parfaits, snacks, grilled paninis, sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, and desserts. Menu items are subject to change.
The Nexus is a space for community events and teaching. The room is set up with sound and projection and can also be a study space. Learn about The Nexus events use policy.
Collaborative reading room
The 1st floor is an area for conversation and collaboration. It has library collections, flexible seating areas, whiteboards, and help from library experts. This space is available 24/7 for current faculty, students, and staff.
Group study rooms
The group study rooms are located on floors 1 and 1M. These eight rooms are good for small group work. Each room has glass walls and large wall-mounted monitors. Reserve one of these rooms.
The Loft overlooks the reading room and cafe seating area. It also has collaborative space for classes or study groups.
Quiet reading room
The 2nd floor reading room is a quiet zone. The reading room takes advantage of Hayden’s best asset: views of the Boston skyline and the Charles River.
East study room
This study room has a research alcove for using library collections. Lockers are available for long-term use of materials. 4 docking stations with 27″ monitors are available. MIT ID access only.