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Places to Study

There are spaces throughout the library for various styles of study, whether you are in a group or studying by yourself.


Group Study

Group study rooms are located primarily on the 2nd floor of Abell Library, along the west wall (Rooms 214-219) and south wall (Rooms 220-225) with one additional room located on the east wall (Room 207). There is also a study room located on the 1st floor on the east wall (Room 114). Study rooms can now be reserved online in advance!

Group study is also encouraged throughout the 1st floor, where there are several locations designed for collaboration. Study room policies are located here.


Quiet Study

The entire 2nd floor of Abell Library is designated as the Quiet Area. Tables sized for individual or small group study can be found here, along with individual study carrels.


There are multiple spaces in the library where computers can be accessed. The library has 50 desktop computers running the latest version of Windows, and which feature a robust variety of software. These computers are open to all current students, faculty, and staff of Austin College. There are 3 additional computers designated for public library catalog access only (2 on 1st floor, 1 on 2nd floor). 


1st Floor/Main Library

  • 4 PCs* - located in Collaborative Study Area (just past the Reference Desk on the left as you enter); *one of these computers features a flatbed scanner for personal use
  • 30 PCs** - located in Abell Computer Classroom (NW corner, past the Research Help Desk and adjacent to Collaborative Study Area); **open lab use available whenever classes are not being held


1st Floor/Extended Study Area 24 hour access with AC ID

  • 10 PCs - Extended Study Area is on 1st floor to the left of the main entrance, adjacent to circulation desk
  • 3 printers - 2 black & white; 1 color
  • 1 copier


2nd Floor

  • 6 PCs* - located in BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Classroom (Rm 208); *open lab use available whenever classes are not being held
  • 1 printer - located in Instructional Computer Classroom (Rm 208)



A flatbed scanner is available for use by anyone with AC login credentials. The scanner is connected to one of the desktop PCs located in the Collaborative Study Area on the first floor. (see 1st Floor/Main Library above)


Guest Wi-Fi

Guests may utilize complimentary wireless Internet while in the building. Please inquire at the circulation desk to obtain credentials.


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Barbara Cornelius
Abell Library #133
Austin College


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