Places to Study

There are group study rooms, individual study carrels, computers labs, and other spaces to study in the Libraries.

MD Anderson Library

The main library has group rooms, individual rooms, computer labs, as well as popular spaces for relaxed or focused studying.

Group study rooms

There are over 40 group study rooms in the library, available by reservation or first-come-first-serve.

Individual study carrels

There are over 100 carrels for individual study available in the main library. Rooms are also available for faculty use only.

Computer labs

There are 2 computer labs in the main library with over 50 desktop computers total. A CougarNet account is required for use. Computer labs in MD Anderson Library also have group spaces and study rooms.

Popular spaces

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Leisure Reading Room

Located on the first floor of MD Anderson Library, across from the Service Desk.

Includes popular magazines, new titles, soft seating and couches.

Architecture & Art Library

The Architecture & Art Library primarily serves students and faculty in the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture.

Computer labs

There are 12 Windows desktop computers in the Architecture & Art Library. A CougarNet account is required for use.

Music Library

The Music Library primarily serves students and faculty in the Moores School of Music.

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Group study room: Music Library Beta Space

The Music Library Beta Space provides a multi-purpose study space geared towards performing arts students. Learn more or reserve time in the Beta Space.

Computer labs

There are 12 Windows desktop computers in the Music Library. A CougarNet account is required for use.

Optometry Library

The Optometry Library serves students and faculty in the College of Optometry.

Computer labs

There are 36 Windows desktop computers in the Optometry Library. These are reserved for students and faculty in the College of Optometry only.

There are 3 Windows desktop computers for public use.