Students already packing the libraries? Can’t seem to find an empty place to focus and study? Al-Talib has got your back.
We asked students where they love studying the most. Here are 10 study spots (in no particular order) around the UCLA campus you should check out. (A map is included at the end.)
1. Young Research Library
The newly renovated first floor study lounge has a modern look that students will appreciate. In case you start feeling too cozy while studying, there’s also a cafe on the first floor.
2. Engineering Library
“They have that calm, cozy, and silent-stormy mood and atmosphere,” says one student. The library is less packed during study season, as not many people know about it.
3. Powell Library
The library is beautiful inside and out. Some say it’s easy to focus here. But this is one of the first places people hit up to study. So during midterms and final seasons, try to exhaust your other options before looking for space here!
4. Kerckhoff Study Lounge
The study lounge can be found on the 2nd and 3rd floors of Kerckhoff, an ideal place for MSA-ers to study if they want to stay close to the Mozlums. It’s also one of the few study spots close to the prayer area behind Kerckhoff.
5. SAC (Student Activity Center) Basement
Good place to study during finals week as they have study hall hours until 3 a.m. They also have their own Vanpool service to drop students off at their dorm or apartment (available only if you study there for at least 1 hour).
6. Lawn next to Janss steps
If you need some fresh air or Vitamin D, you can study in the lawn next to Janss steps. Plus, the view is fantastic!
7. Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden is a beautiful place every student must visit before graduating (the garden even holds some very rare species). It’s open to public during certain hours, students are free to study there. My personal favorite spot is the “tropical” section. If you are close enough to the water you might spot a few turtles!
8. Kerckhoff Patio
It’s out in the open, you get fresh air (and still remain relatively close to your second home, the MSA office). It’s also right next to the Kerckhoff Coffee shop. Go here only if you are not easily distracted.
9. Starbucks in Westwood
If you are sick of studying on campus, there are plenty of cafes in Westwood (many of them come with free wifi). One student’s favorite is the Starbucks.
10. “Cafe Med” at Center for Health and Sciences
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