Places to Study

There are plenty of places to study in the Library. Expand the sections below to learn more about them.

Overnight Study Commons


Geisel Library Building


2nd Floor East

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • For individual & group study (large tables & individual seating)
  • UCSD-Only (PC Only) & Guest Computers
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Copier & Printer
  • Open overnight Sunday through Thursday nights
  • More details & policies
  • Food/Drink permitted
  • Conversation permitted
  • Services not available from 11:45 pm to 7:30 am

Graduate Student Study


Biomedical Library Building


1st Floor Lobby

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • Individual graduate student study (large tables & individual seating)
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Printer
  • UCSD-Only Computers
  • Video cameras in space show record of activity
  • Food/Drink permitted
  • Conversation permitted
  • Cell phone use not permitted
  • 24-Hour Access, excluding campus closures
  • Requires valid UCSD graduate/prof. school student ID (show ID at BML Front Desk during normal business hours for keycard)

Group Study Rooms: 1040 & 1041


Geisel Library Building


1st Floor West

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • For study groups of 2 or more (single, large table)
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Dual-display monitors for laptop hookup
  • Whiteboard
  • Food/Drink permitted
  • Conversation permitted (at volume that doesn’t disturb those in nearby rooms or outside rooms)
  • Reserve a room

Group Study Rooms: 1042 & 1045


Geisel Library Building


1st Floor West

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • For study groups of 2 or more (single, large table)
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Single-display monitors for laptop hookup
  • Whiteboard
  • Food/Drink permitted
  • Conversation permitted (at volume that doesn’t disturb those in nearby rooms or outside rooms)
  • Reserve a room

Group Study Rooms: 518-522


Geisel Library Building


5th Floor

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • For study groups of 2 or more (single, large table)
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Whiteboard
  • Food/Drink permitted
  • Conversation permitted (at volume that doesn’t disturb those in nearby rooms or outside rooms)
  • Reserve a room

Group Study Rooms: 618-631


Geisel Library Building


6th Floor

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • For study groups of 2 or more (single, large table)
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Whiteboard
  • Food/Drink permitted
  • Conversation permitted (at volume that doesn’t disturb those in nearby rooms or outside rooms)
  • Reserve a room

Group Study Rooms: 718-720 & 722-724


Geisel Library Building


7th Floor

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • For study groups of 2 or more (single, large table)
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Whiteboard
  • Food/Drink permitted
  • Conversation permitted (at volume that doesn’t disturb those in nearby rooms or outside rooms)
  • Reserve a room

Group Study Rooms: 1, 2, 2070 & 2071 


Geisel Library Building


2nd Floor East

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • For study groups of 2 or more (single, large table)
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Whiteboard
  • Room 2 also equipped for presentation practice activities
    • For individual & group presentation practice
    • LCD projector with laptop connection
  • Room 2114 has no door
  • Food/Drink permitted
  • Conversation permitted (at volume that doesn’t disturb those in nearby rooms or outside rooms)
  • Reserve a room

Child-Friendly Group Study Room: 2072


Geisel Library Building


2nd Floor East

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • Two large tables for adults, small table and books for children
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Whiteboard
  • Computer available
  • Food/Drink permitted
  • Conversation permitted (at volume that doesn’t disturb those in nearby rooms or outside rooms)
  • Reserve a room
  • Priority use for this room is for UCSD student-parents accompanied by children

Group Study Rooms: 105-109 & 134


Biomedical Library Building


1st Floor

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • For study groups of 2 or more (single, large table)
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Food/Drink permitted
  • Conversation permitted (at volume that doesn’t disturb those in nearby rooms or outside rooms)
  • Reserve a room
  • Cell phone use not permitted
  • Service desk nearby

Group Study Rooms: 201-207, 214 & 223-230


Biomedical Library Building


2nd Floor

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • For study groups of 2 or more (single, large table)
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Whiteboard
  • Food/Drink permitted
  • Conversation permitted (at volume that doesn’t disturb those in nearby rooms or outside rooms)
  • Reserve a room
  • Cell phone use not permitted

General Study Area


Geisel Library Building


1st Floor

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • Food/Drink permitted
  • Conversation permitted
  • Service desk nearby

General Study Area


Geisel Library Building


2nd Floor, Learning Commons West

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • Open seating & study space (large tables & individual seating)
  • UCSD-Only & Guest Computers
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Black/White & Color Printers
  • Food/Drink permitted
  • Conversation permitted
  • Service desk nearby

General Study Area


Geisel Library Building


2nd Floor, Learning Commons East

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • Open seating & study space (large tables & individual seating)
  • UCSD-Only & Guest Computers
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Black/White & Color Printers & Scanner
  • Food/Drink permitted
  • Conversation permitted
  • Service desk nearby

General Study Area


Biomedical Library Building


1st Floor, Learning Commons

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • Food/Drink permitted
  • Conversation permitted
  • Cell phone use not permitted
  • Service desk nearby

Brody Collaborative Study Space


Geisel Library Building


1st Floor West

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • For group & social learning (large tables & individual seating)
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Whiteboards
  • Copier
  • Food/Drink permitted but use with caution near computers/equipment
  • Conversation encouraged (at normal speaking volume)

Collaborative Study Space


Biomedical Library Building


1st Floor, Learning Commons

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • Food/Drink permitted but use with caution near computers/equipment (details)
  • Conversation encouraged (at normal speaking volume)
  • Cell phone use not permitted
  • Service desk nearby

Quiet Study Space


Geisel Library Building


4th-7th Floors

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • For individual study (large tables & individual carrels)
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Quick Look-up Computers (UCSD & Guests)
  • Whiteboard
  • Copier
  • Food/Drink discouraged
  • Conversation discouraged
  • Cell phone use not permitted

Quiet Study Space


Biomedical Library Building


2nd Floor

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • For individual study (variety of tables & individual seating)
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Quick Look-Up Computers (UCSD & Guests)
  • Copier
  • Food/Drink discouraged
  • Conversation discouraged
  • Cell phone use not permitted

Silent Study Space


Geisel Library Building


8th Floor

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • For individual study (individual carrels)
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Quick Look-up Computers (UCSD & Guests)
  • Whiteboard
  • Copier & Printer
  • Food/Drink discouraged
  • Conversation not permitted; absolute quiet expected
  • Please silence cell phones

Silent Study Space


Biomedical Library Building


Near center of 2nd Floor

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • For individual study (individual carrels)
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Food/Drink discouraged
  • Conversation not permitted; absolute quiet expected
  • Cell phone use not permitted

Quick Look-Up Computing


Geisel Library Building


2nd Floor Entrance

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • Quick Look-up Computers (UCSD & Guests)
  • Guest access computers (no login required)
  • No productivity software/applications
  • Black/White Printer & Copier
  • Food/Drink permitted but use with caution near computers/equipment
  • Conversation permitted
  • Service desk nearby
  • Computer use policy

1st Floor West Computer Lab


Geisel Library Building


1st Floor West

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • Drinks permitted but use with caution near computers/equipment
  • Conversation permitted (
  • Service desk nearby
  • Computer use policy

Learning Commons West


Geisel Library Building


2nd Floor West

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • Drinks permitted but use with caution near computers/equipment
  • Conversation permitted 
  • Service desk nearby
  • Computer use policy

Learning Commons East


Geisel Library Building


2nd Floor East

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • UCSD-Only Computers (PC Only)
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Limited guest access available (ask at service desk)
  • Check availability for East (choose live usage map tab)
  • Black/White Printers & Copier
  • Color Printer
  • Scanner
  • Drinks permitted but use with caution near computers/equipment
  • Conversation permitted 
  • Service desk nearby
  • Computer use policy

Tunnel Computer Lab


Geisel Library Building


1st Floor Tunnel

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • Drinks permitted but use with caution near computers/equipment
  • Conversation permitted 
  • Computer use policy

Quick Look-Up Computing


Biomedical Library Building


1st Floor Entrance

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • Quick Look-up Computers (UCSD & Guests)
  • UCSD-Only & Guest Computers
  • Limited guest access available; no login required on some workstations (ask at service desk)
  • No productivity software/applications
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Black/White & Color Printers & Copier
  • Only drinks with lids permitted near workstations (details)
  • Conversation permitted
  • Service desk nearby
  • Cell phone use not permitted
  • Computer use policy

BML Learning Commons


Biomedical Library Building


1st Floor West

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • Only drinks with lids permitted near workstations (details)
  • Conversation permitted
  • Service desk nearby
  • Cell phone use not permitted
  • Computer use policy

Graduate Study Lounge


Biomedical Library Building


1st Floor Lobby

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • Individual graduate student study (large tables & individual seating)
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Printer
  • UCSD-Only Computers
  • Video cameras in space show record of activity
  • Graduate student lockers are available in Geisel Library
  • Food/Drink permitted
  • Conversation permitted 
  • Cell phone use not permitted
  • 24-Hour Access, excluding campus closures
  • Requires valid UCSD graduate/prof. school student ID (show ID at BML Front Desk during normal business hours for keycard)

Presentation Practice Room: 2


Geisel Library Building


2nd Floor East

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • For individual & group presentation practice
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Whiteboard
  • LCD projector with laptop connection
  • Food/Drink permitted but use with caution near computers/equipment
  • Conversation permitted (at volume that doesn’t disturb those in nearby rooms or outside rooms)
  • Service desk nearby

Presentation Practice Room: 123


Biomedical Library Building


1st Floor, Learning Commons

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • For individual & group presentation practice
  • PC
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Whiteboard
  • LCD projector with laptop connection
  • Podium/lectern
  • Food/Drink permitted but use with caution near computers/equipment (details)
  • Conversation permitted (at volume that doesn’t disturb those in nearby rooms or outside rooms)
  • Cell phone use not permitted
  • See BML Room use policy here
  • Service desk nearby

Group Viewing Rooms


Geisel Library Building


1st Floor West

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • For group viewing of media reserves materials
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Projectors
  • Food/Drink not permitted
  • Conversation permitted (at volume that doesn’t disturb those in nearby rooms or outside rooms)
  • Get access from staff at nearby service desk
  • Service desk nearby

Media Viewing Stations


Geisel Library Building


1st Floor West

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • For individual or small group viewing of media reserves materials
  • UCSD-Only access
  • Food/Drink not permitted near workstations
  • Conversation permitted 
  • Get materials from staff at nearby service desk
  • Service desk nearby

Media Room: 131


Biomedical Library Building


1st Floor, Learning Commons

Amenities/Features

Policies/Details

  • For individual & group media production & editing
  • Electrical outlets & wireless
  • Windows computer with Adobe software for video, audio, graphics, & web design
  • Whiteboard
  • Scanner compatible with print & transparencies
  • Check out webcam/headphones from front desk
  • Food/Drink permitted but use with caution near computers/equipment (details)
  • Conversation permitted (at volume that doesn’t disturb those in nearby rooms or outside rooms)
  • Cell phone use not permitted
  • For use by UCSD students, staff, and faculty; visit BML Front Desk for key
  • Service desk nearby