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Individual Quiet Study Space

Not Available Individual Study Space @ Research Commons is CLOSED for the summer interim. Research Commons reopens Wednesday September 22, 2021.

Welcome to the Individual Study Space @ Research Commons, a quiet location for individual study by reservation only.

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Seats are available by reservation only for current UW students, faculty, and staff. Spaces may be reserved multiple times a day up to 3 hours total per day, up to 2 weeks in advance.


What to Expect

Once you have made a reservation online:

  1. Enter the Research Commons and proceed to your study station
  2. Check in using the self-service check-in link you received from the room reservation system
  3. Face coverings are required regardless of vaccination status. Coverings must cover your mouth and your nose


What is Available in This Space?


Individual Study Space Policies

  • Beverages in covered containers are permitted
  • Restroom use is restricted to people with study space reservations.
  • Furniture cannot be rearranged or moved.
  • Staff are not responsible for patrons' belongings.

* We will review these policies/procedures continuously and update accordingly based on student and staff feedback.


Individuals failing to follow COVID-19 Prevention Policies may be asked to leave the building and may be subject to loss of future access to the individual study space reservation system.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Spaces may be reserved multiple times a day up to 3 hours total per day, up to 2 weeks in advance.


  • Yes, if seats are available. You will need to make the reservation yourself on your own device. Staff cannot do this for you.


  • Yes. If you leave/return to the Research Commons space, take all valuable items with you (phone, laptop, calculator, expensive textbook). Staff are not responsible for your personal belongings.


  • Yes, please complete the self-service check-in when you arrive at your seat.
  • You do not need to check-out when you leave at the end or your time.
  • If you have questions, please see a staff member at the help desk.


More questions? Ask Us!