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Study Spaces

University Libraries offers many options for study spaces, including open group study areas, quiet private study desks, and group study rooms. The library provides power stations for better access to device charging, and the Newman Library Services Desk offers adaptors to connect to our digital displays. Most spaces are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

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The Graduate Study Lounge, located on the 4th floor of Newman Library is a quiet study space only accessible to graduate students via card swipe. The space offers individual seating as well as tables, and spaces are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

The group study rooms located on the 4th floor of Newman Library are great for semiprivate group study. Group study rooms are bookable at

  • Reservations are limited to 2 hours total per person, per day.

  • A study room reservation can be made up to 10 days in advance.

  • Reserving multiple rooms for the same reservation time is not allowed.

  • When filling out your reservation, the information you put in “Name booking will be under:” will be viewable by the public. Use language appropriate for viewing in public spaces.

  • Reservations are limited to currently-enrolled, regular Virginia Tech students, faculty, & staff with VT email address. Others may use the rooms when not in use by others, but must vacate the rooms for users with valid reservations.

  • Priority given to groups, with or without reservations. If someone is occupying a room that you have a confirmed reservation for, politely inform them that you have a reservation. If there is a problem, please contact the Newman Library Services Desk.

  • Users with reservations must occupy the room within the first half-hour of the reservation period or the reservation is forfeited, and the room becomes available for others on a first come, first served basis for the remainder of the reservation period.

  • All rooms available on first come, first served basis when not reserved. Users without reservations must vacate room when requested by users with valid reservation.

  • To cancel a reservation, login to

  • Users are responsible for personal property, including library materials that have been checked out. Don't leave items unattended. The Library is not liable for loss/damage to personal property.

  • Please leave the room in good condition for the next users, including erasing the whiteboard and placing trash in trash bins. Repeated violations of these policies could result in administrative action, including – but not limited to – deletion of reservations or removal of an individual’s ability to make room reservations.

  • Study rooms are not intended to provide privacy. Library staff may enter the rooms as needed for security, maintenance, or other reasons.

  • Library Management reserves the right to resolve schedule problems by adjusting reservations or schedules.

Located on the 2nd and 4th floors of Newman Library, the Learning Commons are spaces for collaborative work and feature various furniture configurations including whiteboards, sit-stand desks, public computers, and portable power outlets.

The 3rd and 5th floors of Newman Library offer quiet study space for patrons, including small cubicles to study at and public computers for use. Seating is provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please be considerate of those around you while in these spaces.