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24/7 study spaces

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 precautions, the MIT Libraries’ 24×7 spaces will be closed until further notice, starting at 3pm on March 16. See MIT Libraries COVID-19 Updates for the latest information.


Dewey study roomStudy when you want to!

The MIT Libraries are happy to offer students three 24/7 study spaces located across campus.

These spaces are for use by the MIT community. Use your MIT ID to access the spaces after hours. Please see Guidelines for 24/7 Space Use for complete information.

Please note: Particular areas in the libraries below have been designated 24/7. These spaces are open during regular library hours and accessed from inside the library. When the library is closed, the study spaces are accessed from a “24/7” door outside the library. There is no access to collections.

The spaces:

Barker Library (10-500)

  • Our largest 24/7 space – seating for over 90 people
  • Quiet study space inside the Great Dome – additional study areas in portions of the 5th floor
  • Scanner/copier, Athena computers and Athena printer
  • Bathrooms and hot/cold water dispenser
  • Late night snacks available in basement vending machines between buildings 10 and 4

Dewey Library (E53-100)

  • Seating for 22 people
  • Athena computer, large tables, study carrels
  • Bathroom and hot/cold water dispenser

Hayden Library (14S-100)

Hayden is closed for renovation until Fall 2020, including the 24/7 study spaces.

Great new study spaces will be coming! For details, see Hayden Renovation.