Secret Study Spaces

25 Nov

As UA finals week veterans know, the Main Library gets packed during finals. Efforts to book a room or find a desk with an outlet are often to no avail and as a result, tensions run high. In order to alleviate some of this stress, here is a list of some obscure but wonderful study spaces on campus.

1) Worlds of Words Library

Located on the 4th floor of the Education Building, the Worlds of Words: International Collection of Children’s and Adolescent Literature is a perfect study nook for those of us who are still children at heart. This room is filled with comfortable seating and children’s books for when you need to take a study break. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. 


2) The Arizona Health Sciences Library

The Arizona Health Sciences Library is open from 7 am to midnight during finals week. It’s most endearing quality is that it has the same amenities as the Main Library, but it tends to be significantly less crowded. There are several floors, some of which are only accessible to Nursing, Public Health, Pharmacy, and Medical students (including all pre-majors) which really cuts down on crowding. It is located directly next to the University of Arizona Medical Center.


3) The Fred A. Hopf Reading Room 

Located in the Optical Sciences Building, the Fred A. Hopf Reading Room is a cozy study nook with lots of windows. Despite its small size, this room is rarely ever crowded and its a quiet study area which is great for people who need their peace and quiet to concentrate. If you find that the Reading Room is not your style, there is also an expansive study area on the top floor of the Optical Sciences Building.


4) The Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library

Aside from being absolutely gorgeous, the Law Library is huge. It is home to both quiet and collaborative floors so there’s a place for everyone. Like the Arizona Health Sciences Library, the Law Library tends to be much less frequented than the Main Library. Although it is called the Law Library, all students are welcome! It is open from 7 am to 11:45 pm on weekdays.


5) The Michael and Helen Dobrich Library

The Michael and Helen Dobrich Library is housed in the Poetry Center. It has tons of couches and desks where students can hunker down for hours. This library is surrounded by windows and is located very close to a streetcar stop which is great for students who need to get back and forth from the main campus. Its hours are listed here.


Keep in mind that these are not the only secret study spaces on campus, a more complete list is linked here. As always, Wildcat Connections challenges you to expand your horizons and explore all that campus has to offer by seeking out new study spaces as seen in this video of us on a quest to find the best study spot ever. Take care of yourselves in your preparation for finals, we’re almost there Wildcats!



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