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Library Building & Amenities 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

As a precautionary measure due to COVID-19, the Study Rooms are closed for the foreseeable future.