Explore our study spaces

Hale Library provides a variety of study spaces located on the first through fourth floors. We encourage you to explore the many areas available to find your favorite spot.

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Student studying in quiet space

Quiet study space

The fourth floor and the Great Room, located on the third floor, are designated quiet study areas. These spaces are intended for individual study. We ask that patrons:

  • Turn cell phones on vibrate.
  • Keep headphones turned down.
  • Don't engage in conversation.

Students in collaboration rooms

Collaborative spaces

There are a variety of collaborative study spaces on the first through third floors with the most robust collaborative spaces located on the first floor in the Dave and Ellie Everitt Learning Commons. It includes 15 reservable collaboration rooms, several large monitors with HDMI cords and tons of whiteboard spaces spread throughout the area.

Study space in historic Farrell Library

The Great Room and Historic Farrell Library reading rooms

Located on the northwest side of Hale Library, three large reading rooms offer ample natural light and beautiful architectural detail to create amazing study spaces.

  • The Virginia Carlson Family Reading Room: Located on the first floor, this reading room includes study space as well as the juvenile literature and curriculum materials collections.
  • Room 240: Located on the second floor, this spaces includes a large study space, the Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies and the the current periodicals collection.
  • The Great Room: Located on the third floor, the Great Room, often called the Harry Potter Room, is an iconic space at K-State with an abundance of study space.

Learn more about the Great Room and Historic Farrell Library

Graduate student in Hale Library study room on third floor

Grad study room

Room 334 on the third floor of Hale Library is reserved for graduate student use only. This room is intended for individual, quiet study and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Learn more about the grad study room


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