Everyone has different needs when it comes to study environments. Whether you thrive on being surrounded by noise in a coffee shop, collaborating in a group setting, or sitting in silence at your own desk, there is an ideal set up for you. The links from lifehacker.com provided below give great tips on creating a space to meet your work needs, so you can be productive in your ideal environment.
Know Your Work Needs
Working from Home
Working in Loud Environments
On-Campus Study Spaces
Everyone has different needs when it comes to study environments. Whether you thrive on being surrounded by noise in a coffee shop, collaborating in a group setting, or sitting in silence at your own desk, there is an ideal location for you. Below are lists of study spaces available to make sure you can be productive in your ideal environment.
If you have a favorite spot that's not on our list, please share it with us!
The main library of Notre Dame is the fourteen-story Hesburgh Library. Most floors of the library offer quiet study areas, including the second floor Reading Room, the Lower Level, and the recently renovated 10th floor. Those working in groups or those who prefer to have some background noise can utilize one of the numerous study spots on the first floor of the building. There is also a graduate student lounge located on the 9th floor of Hesburgh. To get Irish1 card access to this space, please contact Monica Moore at email@example.com.
*Note that hours may change when classes are not in session. Check out the Hesburgh Library website for the latest information.
Graduate Student Carrels
Graduate student carrels are available to graduate students working on their theses and dissertations in the College of Arts and Letters. These provide a wonderful space to work without disruptions as well as providing a corner of campus to call your own! To request a carrel you can contact Jenny Petersen (Sr. Administrative Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Carrels can be checked out each semester for a $100 refundable deposit due at checkout which will be returned when the carrel key is returned and the carrel cleaned.
Mahaffey Business Library: Mendoza College of Business L001
Mon. - Wed.: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Librarian: Pete Pietraszewski
Kresge Law Library: Eck Hall of Law
Mon - Thurs: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
If you prefer to study in areas with a bit of background noise, there are a number of less formal study spaces also available across campus.
Geddes Hall Coffee Shop, first floor
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
McNeill Library: Geddes Hall 3rd floor
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Remick Commons: Carole Sandner Hall
Monday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
DeBartolo Hall Student Lounge and Computer Cluster, first floor
Monday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed, unless reserved
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Hammes Student Lounge: Coleman-Morse first floor
Monday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Fischer Community Room:
Fischer Graduate Residences
Available 24/7 with swipe access
LaFortune Student Center
East Lounge & West Lounge, Basement
Website for updated hours of operation: lafortune.nd.edu/hours