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Studying in the Library

From quiet to collaborative, you will find a place in the Library to fit your studying needs.

To learn about what you can expect from the Library, and what we expect from you, please see the Library Compact.


Quiet Zones

Floors 3M (except the Conference/Group Study Room), 4, and 4M

  • Use these areas for reading and individual study.
  • Keep any necessary conversations brief and low.
  • Take cell phone conversations elsewhere.
  • Use headphones when playing music or videos.
  • Please notify a staff member if the noise levels in the Quiet Zones do not meet your studying needs.

Collaborative Zones

Floors 1 through 3 and the basement computer labs on the Lower Level

  • Use these areas for meetings, group work, or if you prefer a busier studying environment.
  • Talking is OK, but please be respectful and keep conversations at a reasonable level.
  • Cell phone use is OK, as long as you’re not disturbing anyone else.
  • Use headphones when playing music or videos.
  • Please notify a staff member if the noise levels in the Collaborative Zones do not meet your studying needs.

Conference/Group Study Rooms

Located on Floors 2M and 3M.  

  • Are equipped with a white board wall
  • Are equipped with a TV and a cabinet that contains
    • A Mac Mini computer with both Windows and Mac OS
    • Apple TV for streaming content from Apple devices using Airplay. 
    • VGA and HDMI Connectors for laptops and various devices. 
  • Are free to use if empty and not reserved.
  • May be reserved for up to two hours by filling out the Room Reservation Form or contacting the Service Desk in person, at library@wheelock.edu, or at 617-879-2222.

Computer Labs

  • The large lab has 16 computers, a white board, projector and a classroom-style seating arrangement.
  • The small lab has 8 computers.
  • May only be reserved by faculty and staff using the Campus Services Room Reservation form.

Wheelock College Library
132 Riverway, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Earl Center for Learning and Innovation
180 Riverway, Boston, Massachusetts 02215