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#ExploreTheFloors: Study Areas

Cudahy Study Areas

The Information Commons isn’t the only study space along the lake! Venture past the Connections Café to enter Cudahy Library and the many different study spaces we have to offer.

First, let’s look at QUIET STUDY AREAS:

  • The Donovan Reading Room is on the first floor of the library and offers a large and open space for you to study quietly.
  • The lower level of Cudahy is also a designated quiet study area with plenty of tables and chairs to set up for a long study sesh.
  • The Main Stacks and Stack Decks can also be used as a quiet study space, but you may experience some foot traffic and quiet discussions.


  • Lakeshore Lounge is at the entrance of Cudahy and has large tables that can be used by individuals or groups. Since it is right at the entrance, this is not a designated quiet study area due to the high volume of traffic.
  • The first-floor group work area is nestled between the Circulation Desk and our Popular Reading shelves. The area has large tables that can accommodate your group to either study for a test or work on a school project. Computers are also available for students to either work independently or with one another
  • The library has group study rooms on the lower level, second and third floor. These rooms can be checked out at the Circulation Desk, but we must see two Loyola IDs and students when checking out a room
  • The mezzanine on the lower level is another popular group area due to the large tables and whiteboards (you can check out markers and an eraser at the Circulation Desk).

Group work areas are meant for discussions, however, we ask that conversations remain at a respectable level.

If you have any questions about quiet or group work areas, please ask us at the Circulation Desk!

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