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Study Space by Appointment

Make an appointment for a study space that has been setup to support individual study in an environment that follows campus and CDC guidelines for physical distancing. Business, College, Memorial and Steenbock Libraries also have a limited number of 1-person study rooms available.

Group study is not supported. Please do not move any furniture.

Appointments available

  • Appointments are limited to UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students.
  • There is a limitation of one study space appointment per person per day.
  • Appointments are available at Business Library, College Library and Memorial Library.
  • Arrival times are staggered. Please arrive promptly for your scheduled appointment time to help reduce congestion in the library entrance.
  • Appointments have set ending times. Please leave the computer lab at or before the appointment end time.

Services description

  • A variety of study spaces are available for reservation, although all are individual seats within a larger library space.
  • Seating capacity is reduced significantly and chairs are arranged to ensure compliance with campus and CDC physical distancing guidelines. Please sit only in spaces that are marked as available for use.
  • Each person entering the library will need their own reservation.

How to schedule an appointment for a study space

Go here to start an appointment request for a study space.

  1. Select the study space of interest to you.
  2. Review the service description before making a reservation.
  3. Select a date and time to enter the library.
  4. Answer all questions on the form.
  5. Submit your appointment.

You will receive an email message confirming your appointment that includes library specific information and instructions.

Please don’t come to the library without an appointment. We must ensure we are meeting physical distancing guidelines, and are working carefully to ensure scheduled times allow for minimal contact for all involved.

It is important to note that we will have limited staff available onsite so not all building services are supported. This appointment is for a study reservation only. This appointment does not provide access to library collections. Ask a Librarian services are available to assist in planning your visit in advance. Please visit our COVID-19 page for the most update to date information.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a limit to how long I can stay in the study space? expand_more

Although arrival times are staggered, you can stay up to the end of your appointment time.

Do I need to check out when I leave? expand_more

No. You can leave the library at any time but you do not need to check out.

Who do I contact if I will miss or be late for my appointment? expand_more

Call the library directly or use our chat function on Ask a Librarian.

  • Business • 608-262-5935
  • College • 608-262-3245
  • Memorial • 608-262-3343
  • Steenbock • 608-262-1371