Group study spaces
The MIT Libraries have a variety of group study spaces across campus.
Group study space guidelines:
- For use by current MIT faculty, students, and staff.
- Select spaces are reservable – all others are first come, first served.
- Groups of 2 or more have priority over individual users – individual users can be “bumped” for group use.
- If using a non-reservable room – please limit your group’s use to 3 hours when others are waiting.
5th floor group study area:
- Two spaces with large tables for up to 8 people – whiteboards, LCD screens with laptop hookup
- One “comfy” space for 7 or more people
- Small table, several comfy chairs, overall seating for 8-10
- Screen with laptop hookup, video conferencing capabilities
- See Media Room page for complete information, including how to reserve
To reserve: All spaces are first-come, first-served EXCEPT for the Barker Media Room – to reserve see: Reserve a group study room
More info: see Barker Library
- 3 rooms on the first floor – 9 rooms on the second floor
- Rooms #208 & 218 (large): up to 12 people in each room
- Rooms #160b, 160c, 201 and 223 (medium): up to 10 people
- Rooms #160a, 231, 237, 238, 296, and 298 (small): up to 6 people
- See also: Dewey Instruction Room
- All rooms are equipped with a wall-mounted LCD screen with laptop connector cable, conference phones and large white boards
- Room #201 is equipped with video conferencing capabilities. See Dewey service desk staff for complete information.
- Whiteboard markers are available for loan at the Dewey service desk
To reserve: Reserve a group study room
More info: see Dewey Library
Basement: partially enclosed space next to Athena Cluster
- large table with chairs for 8 people
1st floor: two rooms in 24 hour study area
- both rooms hold 6-8 people
3rd floor: Room 14S-346
- 10 chairs
- 3 tables, each 30″ x 60″– use separately or group together
- 37” LCD widescreen monitor (wall-mounted) with laptop connector cable
- moveable whiteboard
- window blinds to block light during presentations or screen use
- 1st floor & Basement study rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations.
- 14S-346: see Reserve a group study room
More info: see Hayden Library
Room locations: Three rooms total, all on mezzanine floor
- Small study room – seats up to 6 people – no equipment
- Conference room – seats up to 12 people – screen with laptop hookup (Mac connector available at service desk)
- Group viewing room – seats up to 4 people – VCR, laserdisk, DVD
To reserve: First come, first served. Priorities posted at the doors – no reservations
More info: see Lewis Music Library
Due to the open architecture of Rotch, and the desire to keep sound issues to a minimum, there are no group study spaces at this time. Please visit one of our other locations for your group study needs.
More info: see Rotch Library