The Best Study Spots on Campus


Quote the Raven: Marlayna
Honours English with a Minor in Professional Writing


Coming to campus this fall and wondering where to find the best study spaces? Whether you’re a new student or a seasoned Raven, there’s always more to learn about Carleton’s beautiful campus.

MacOdrum Library

Carleton’s very own library is a great place to start when you’re looking to study. From gaining access to the library’s great variety of resources to the helpful support staff, MacOdrum Library is designed to make studying easy for you. Study spaces are available throughout the building, with floors three and five designated as silent study floors. Private study rooms can be booked up to one week in advance – these rooms are great for working on group projects! Computers are available for use on floors two and three, and printers/photocopiers/scanners are found on every upper-level floor. Page Break (Starbucks) on the first floor is also a great place to grab a bite to eat, a coffee for fuel, or to meet your study buddies.

Green Spaces

Looking for a way to connect with nature while you study? There are many green spaces around campus, where watching the groundhogs scurry and smelling the flowers can make you more productive. The quad is a popular place for study, as it is located in the heart of campus. Complete with picnic tables and trees for shade, the quad is a great place to watch campus life go by as you do your readings. There are lots of other outdoor spaces around campus to study in too, such as green areas along the river and the Residence quad. Discover more locations and plan your next study session using the campus map section of the Carleton Mobile app!

The Tunnels

The tunnels underneath campus have great study spots, too. Tunnel hubs like the Tunnel Junction, Loeb Café, Nicol Building tunnel level and library tunnel level have seating areas that are great for study and accessibility, and many have food options available. The tunnels can be accessed via the lowest level in most campus buildings.

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre

If you are a 2SLGBTQ+ student at Carleton, the Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre (GSRC) is a great place to study and meet your peers. The GSRC provides services such as peer support, a queer library, gender affirming resources and social and educational events.

The Ojigkwanong Indigenous Student Centre

Indigenous students can access the Ojigkwanong Indigenous Student Centre, run by the Centre for Indigenous Support and Community Engagement. The Ojigkwanong Centre is a place where First Nation, Metis and Inuit students can study, socialize and participate in academic and cultural programing. The centre features a medicine lodge, kitchenette, lounge, study space, computer lab and telephone booth.

These are just a few of the amazing study spaces available to students on campus. No matter how you like to study, Carleton has a place that is perfect for your productivity and state of mind. Exploring campus during class breaks or days off is a great way to find your new favourite study zone. If you find somewhere great, make sure to share it with your fellow Ravens so that all can enjoy together! Best of luck with your studies, Ravens!

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