Study Spaces & Tools
Explore the links below to learn about the many study spaces available to students around campus, as well as the various study tools that can be found both on-campus and off-campus to help you achieve your academic goals.
Campus Study Spaces
- Campus Quiet Spaces – UMD webpage that lists every indoor and outdoor quiet space across campus that is ideal for studying solo or in a group:
- McKeldin Library Carrels – McKeldin Library has a number of individual study rooms available for undergraduate students, known as study carrels, on the 3rd, 4th, and 6th floors.
- 3rd Floor study carrels are open to all library users on a first-come, first-served basis. These rooms cannot be reserved.
- 4th and 6th Floor study carrels are open to all University of Maryland-affiliated library users for 4- or 8-hour reservations. You may reserve a study carrel on these floors by using our online system. Rooms may be reserved from two hours to one week in advance.
- 4-hour reservations: umd.libcal.com/booking/mckcarrels4
- 8-hour reservations: umd.libcal.com/booking/mckcarrels8
- Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center Huddle Rooms – ESJ’s Huddle Rooms are small conference rooms available to all students, faculty, and staff. At least three people must be using the space in order to reserve. They can be reserved two weeks in advance, up to three hours at a time. Users must have a campus directory ID and password in order to book a Huddle Room.
- University of Maryland Websites:
- Tutoring and Other Academic Support – the Tutoring @ UMD website is under construction and will soon provide a full directory listing of academic support, from tutoring services to academic success resources available on-campus and across the country through peer institutions.
- Counseling Center Academic Resources – provides tips on time management, studying, test preparation, and math learning. Includes suggested apps that you can download on your phone to help you meet your various academic goals. The Guided Study Sessions (GSS) Program offers FREE, regularly scheduled study sessions for traditionally difficult courses.
- External/Unaffiliated Websites – note that UMD does not endorse these external links, they are listed here simply as resources for you to consider and use your best judgement to determine if the information works to meet your needs:
- Pomodoro Technique: time management technique that encourages focused work in 25 minute intervals with 5 minute breaks in between each. Below are websites that provide more information about the Pomodoro technique and list helpful apps and web-based tools with timers for your consideration:
- ThoughtCo: The 8 Best Study Apps to Get in 2018
- College Raptor: 9 FREE Online Study Tools Every Student Should Know About
- College Choice: Top 15 Study Apps for College Students