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Study Spaces

“Find Your Spot” isn’t just a slogan. You really can find your spot while you’re visiting the University Libraries. McConnell Library has several small group spaces, classroom spaces, and a conference room that may be reserved for group study or meetings. To reserve a space, contact Beth Johnson at or 540-831-6648, or stop by McConnell Library’s Administration Office, located immediately to the left as you enter the library’s main entrance. 

Silent Study

Need quiet space? On main campus in McConnell Library, Level 5 is for silent study. Try a table, study carrel, or one of our comfy chairs or bean bags.

Group Study

Need group work space? Try Level 4, Level 3, Level 1, the Harvey Center on the 4th Floor, or Information Literacy Center B.

Media:Scape Study Stations

Got a project on your device, and need to work on it with your group? Try one of our media:scape study stations. You can plug in your laptop, tablet or smartphone, and it will be projected in large format on a screen, so that your group can work on the project together. You can even reserve a media:scape in advance.

Tap the button below to reserve a media:scape station on the main campus, or connect to the campus VPN to reserve from off-campus.

Andrew W. Ross Student Art Gallery

In 2017, McConnell Library staff dedicated the student study area at the back of the third floor as the Andrew W. Ross Student Art Gallery, in honor of the exceptional collaboration and appreciation between Ross and the library staff. Andrew Ross, Assistant Professor of Photography, retired from Radford University in 2018 for medical reasons. His passion for Radford University remains, and continues to inspire students through the Andrew W. Ross Endowed Photography Scholarship, and through his support of the gallery in McConnell Library.

The space continues to serve double-duty as a student study area and as an exhibit space for student projects. The library works with faculty to schedule the room for 2-D or 3-D exhibits and plan for opening events and receptions. Exhibits will be professionally mounted on the walls or in the display cases. For more information, and to schedule your class project, contact Nathan (Nate) Popp,