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Rotch Library Architecture & Planning

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Rotch Library

Students enjoy studying in the bright and airy reading room, or tucking away in a secluded nook on one of the upper floors.

Individual study

  • Large tables in the main reading room, 2nd floor map area, as well as study nooks on upper floors.
  • Quiet carrels in the stacks and more secluded study spots on either end of upper floors and on 1st floor.
  • Comfy seating in reading room and near elevator.

Group study

  • There are no private study rooms, but the GIS & Data Lab on the 1st floor of Rotch can be used for group study.
  • Group study spaces can also be found at Barker (10-500) and our other locations.

24/7 study

The 2nd (main) floor is available 24/7 to all MIT community members, accessible with their MIT ID outside business hours.

GIS & Data Lab

The GIS & Data Lab has flexible seating for:

  • 40+, appropriate for individual or group study.
    • Multiple computers with GIS and specialized data visualization software.
    • Variety of large plug ‘n’ play monitors.