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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)

Cell Phones in the Libraries

Please be respectful of others and keep calls brief.  Extended calls should be taken in the Café or the area inside the front doors.  If you are disturbing others, we may ask to you end your call or move to a different area.

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.