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Quiet Study Areas and Lounge Areas

Quiet Study Areas

Quiet study areas
(no talking or cell phones)

Pattee Library

  • Basement, west — News & Microforms Library
  • Central Stacks Floors B/BA, 1/1A, 2/2A, 3 — Study carrels
  • Basement, central — Maps Library
  • Floor 2, central — Paterno Family Humanities Reading Room
  • Floor 2, west — Music and Media Center

Paterno Library

  • Floors 2–5 – Study carrels around perimeter of floor


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Lounge Seating Areas - Quiet Talking Permitted

Lounge seating areas 
(talking permitted)

Pattee Library

  • Basement, central (vending machine area across from Maps Library)
  • Floor 1, central – Leisure reading area
  • Floor 3, west – Area outside Fred Waring's America Archives

Paterno Library

  • Floors 2, 3, 4 – Lounge areas near stairwell
  • Floors 2, 3, 4 – Open table seating areas (quiet talking permitted)