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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. You might also enjoy using Information Literacy Center A (Room 350) when it is not in use for instruction classes.

Group Study

Need group work space? 

Level 4:

  • The Harvey Center has study rooms that are available for general use after the Center closes each day.
  • The Highlander Den has a variety of tables, chairs, and couches, all located near vending machines and a Keurig (bring your own pod). 
  • Another great spot for group collaboration is located at the back of Level 4.

Level 3:

Level 2:

  • Try the study nook on Level 2 - just big enough for a small group or two.

Level 1:

  • Need to get away from the main area of the library, but still want a place where conversations are okay? Try the study area here on Level 1.


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,