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Shapiro Library

There are plenty of great places to study on and around campus. However, be warned that some of these places remain at a cool temperature all year round, so dress appropriately. Below are some suggestions for study locations.


Study Location Info


  • Coffee Shops
  • Everyone knows of at least one coffee shop on campus; if not, just walk down South Univeristy or State Street and you are sure to pass by several

  • The Michigan Union Grill (MUG)
  • The eating area on the ground floor of the Michigan Union offers a place to eat and study at the same time.

  • Law Library
  • The Reading Room is a very quiet place to study and there is a portion of the space open to anyone.
  • Phone: 734-764-9324

  • Hatcher Graduate Library
  • The Reading Room is located on the second floor of the building and there are individual study rooms throughout the building
  • Phone: 734-764–0400

  • Duderstadt Center
  • AKA "The Dude" is located on North Campus.  This is a huge building that has many places to study.
  • Phone: 734-763-3266

  • Pierpont Commons
  • Fireside Cafe — from the front entrance, walk past the information center, up a few stairs, and turn right.

  • Michigan League
  • The League has a lot of nooks and crannies which are great for studying as well as the League Underground and a great entrance area which is like your living room.

  • Palmer Commons  
  • Palmer Commons' has many study nooks floors 4-6. Additionally, they have the Windows Lounge on the 3rd floor that serves as a social meeting place for students but also doubles as a great study resource. There are plenty of booths, tables, and couches to study at with printers, computers, and copying machines for use.

  • Rackham
  • Rackham is a nice, open, and quiet area too. The historic architecture will make you feel smarter in no time.

  • East Quad Basement
  • East Quad has seating downstairs, a cafe, and even has its own computer lab!

  • The Tap Room
  • The Tap Room in the basement of the Union rocks and is quiet too.

  • The North Quad Media Gateway
  • The North Quad Media Gateway also is a great environment to study in (because it is well lit and has printers nearby!)

  • Trotter Multicultural Center
  • Trotter Multicultural Center is a great resource too. It has many spots on different levels of the building, a small computer lab with Mprint printers, and a study room/lounge!

  • The School of Dentistry
  • Ever notice all of the pillars that hold up a large room in the building next to CC Little? Well, it is a really big study room with large tables and single booth (that even have lamps in them!). Although it is primarily for dentistry students, their exams might not line up with yours and you can usually grab a table.

  • UMMA
  • The UMMA has a small seating area with tables that is all glass, so there is plenty of sunlight to help you do what need to do!

  • Mason Hall
  • If you’re in a student org, you might be able to reserve a room for free and all study together. If you’re not, you can always see if any rooms are unlocked and empty on the weekends. It's worth a shot if you could benefit from the projectors and screen in a group study environment.