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Library Building Guide

Where to find things in the UMSL University Libraries (Thomas Jefferson, St. Louis Mercantile, and State Historical Society)

Library Areas for Studying

  • Levels 1 & 2 are Quiet Floors. Conversations should be kept to a whisper and in smaller groups.
    Amenities: Large and small tables, some study carrels.
  • Level 3 is the entry level and also has a few tables alongside the Library Resource Commons. Conversations can and will happen, but please be courteous of others. If you enjoy a quieter area, please try another floor.
    Amenities: Medium tables. Café TJ can also be used for studying whenever the library is open.
  • Level 4 has been designated a Silent Floor, reserved for individual study only. No talking, please.
    Amenities: Study carrels, medium tables.
  • Level 5 is a Group Study Floor, with rooms and spaces where groups can study together quietly.
    Amenities: Study carrels, medium tables, study rooms.

Study Rooms

  • Study rooms on Level 5 are available for student use.
    • 2 large study rooms (7-10 persons)
    • 2 medium study rooms (4-6 persons)
    • 7 small study rooms (1-3 persons)
  • All rooms require keys and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
  • Keys to the study rooms may be checked out at the Public Service Desk on Level 3.
  • A valid UMSL ID card is required.  Study rooms are available for University of Missouri-St. Louis students only.
  • Rooms are checked out for a 2-hour period
  • Rooms must be vacated 30 minutes before the Library's posted closing time.

Use of the study rooms is subject to the current Study Room Policies.