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Study and Meeting Spaces

The library offers a variety of spaces for collaborative and quiet study.

Reserve a Library Space

Group Study RoomIndividual Study Rooms: Group study rooms on the 4th floor may be reserved up to a week in advance. Each is equipped with a computer and whiteboard. Additional study rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors are available on a first come, first served basis. Group Study Rooms are checked out at the Service Desk. Usage policy.


Graduate Student Study RoomGraduate Student Study Rooms: There are five study rooms for graduate students only located in the Curriculum Collection area on the 3rd floor of the library (just off the stairs). Graduate Study Rooms are checked out at the Curriculum Desk. Usage policy.


Meeting Place 2Meeting Place 2: NOTE At this time, Meeting Place 2 is not available for booking. Meeting Place 2 is a semi-enclosed space in room 248 on the 2nd floor. It is large enough to accommodate 16 people and features flexible furniture and movable whiteboard partitions. A laptop may be checked out from Technology Services and hooked up to a large screen ceiling-mounted monitor. Meeting Place 2 is checked out at the Technology Services desk on the 1st floor. Usage policy.


Presentation Practice Room Presentation Practice Rooms: NOTE At this time, only Presentation Practice Room 262B is available for booking. Occupancy is one (1) person at a time. Practice and record your presentation. Two large group study rooms on the 2nd floor (248B and 262B) are equipped with large wall-mounted monitors and recording devices to allow students to practice and record presentations. Presentation Practice Rooms are checked out at the Makerspace desk. Usage policy.


Makerspace Green Screen Room: NOTE At this time, occupancy is one (1) person at a time.The Multi-Purpose MakerSpace Room (201D) is for various MakerSpace activities including Green Screen shoots, Tech Coach sessions for software in the Mac Lab and the MakerSpace, Virtual Reality class assignments.

Graduate Research Carrels

Graduate students working on long-term research projects may apply for a study carrel along the back of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors. Graduate Research Carrels are individual units with a work surface and a small lockable storage area for books and papers. Complete the linked form and return it to the Service Desk on the 1st floor. More info: 615-904-8533.

Private Office Spaces

library office for faculty and graduate students with desk, chair, and shelvesWalker Library offers a limited number of reservable private research offices to faculty and graduate students on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors at no cost. Rooms are furnished with a desk, chair, and book shelf. No technology is provided. Applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. 

FACULTY: Eighteen (18) rooms are available to faculty. Faculty members may request a room by submitting an application to the Library's 4th floor Administrative Office or by contacting Betsy Drown at or 615-898-2772. The Provost's Office will review all faculty applications for approval.

GRADUATE STUDENTS: Twenty-two (22) rooms are available to graduate students. Graduate students may request a room for the semester by submitting a form to the Library's 4th floor Administrative Office or by contacting Betsy Drown at or 615-898-2772. Please note: Graduate students will need to complete a form and collect a faculty member's signature in order to be assigned a room.