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Coe Library: Study Space

General information on the main UW library on campus.

Coe Library

Coe Library Study Space

William Robertson Coe Library, UW's largest, has approximately 1,500 study spaces and the widest range of study options.

Quiet Study:  Open areas on levels 3 and 4 of the book stacks are dedicated to quiet study.  There is seating for 300+ at tables, carrels, and lounge chairs. 

Group Study:  Open areas on levels 1, 2 (including the McMurry Reading Room), and 5, plus the east end of level 3 are available for group study.  There is space for up to 720+ at tables and lounge areas in these areas. 

There are 4 collaborative pods on levels 1 and 2, each with space for up to five users. 

Computers:  There are 138 computers in labs managed by UW IT on levels 1, 2, and 3.  Some are set up for individual use and some are set up for both individual and small group use.  Coe Circulation lends 25 laptops for in-library use and 40 iPads for out-of-library use.  Wireless service is accessible throughout the building.

Study Rooms:  Study rooms are available for individual and group study.  Two of the rooms are equipped with DVD/VCR players. For particulars on study room capacity, equipment, and technology see Reserve-a-Room or inquire at the Help Desk. Three study rooms on Level 1 are for use only as individual study rooms and may be reserved by calling or visiting the Help Desk. See study room policies.

Quiet study
Coe level 4

One Button Studio: The One Button Studio is set up with lighting, a green/blue screen, a wall-mounted monitor, and equipment for recording presentations, practice interviews, marketing campaigns, and other basic studio recording needs. The Studio is easy to operate. Visit the Help Desk to reserve time in the Studio and to check out the key. Editing software is available elsewhere in Coe Library.

Coffee Shop:  The Book & Bean, located near the Coe entrance on level 2, has seating primarily for the coffee shop's clientele but they can pursue collaborative work at the same time.  Additional food services are available in the nearby Wyoming Union.

Other:  The Media area on level 1 has individual viewing/listening carrels.  Coe Library also contains the Chisum Special Collections Reading Room, whose tables are dedicated to use of the collections and not for general study.