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Study Spaces and More

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

Quiet Spaces

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Where are the Quiet Zones? 

The 3rd Floor (except for balcony areas)
The 4th Floor (including Rooms 446, 462, and 464)
The Reflection Room (Room 148B), located inside the EIC computer lab

Quiet Zone Policies

No talking except the occasional whisper.

Use headphones/earbuds to listen to music and videos, not your computer's speakers. Be aware that at high volumes, sound may "leak" from your headphones.

No talking on cell phones. If you need to use a cell phone, please move to the area around the stairway.

What to Do if a Quiet Zone is Too Noisy

Help us keep these zones quiet by reminding other students of their purpose.

If you feel uncomfortable approaching noisy users, you can call for backup and a library staff member will investigate. Contact a Service Desk staff member through our chat service (on this page) and let us know exactly where the offenders are and give a brief description of them.

Or phone the Service Desk at (615) 904-8533.


Questions about Library Quiet Zones may be directed to the Service Desk at (615) 904-8533.

Reflection Room

The Reflection Room is located on the first floor in room 148B, which is inside the EIC computer lab.

The Walker Library Reflection Space is designed for quiet personal reflection, contemplation, meditation, prayer, and relaxation in support of a healthy MTSU campus community. It is available for all MTSU students, faculty, and staff during the library's open hours. The room guidelines are as follows:

  • The Reflection Room is provided for reflection, contemplation, prayer, meditation, and solace for persons of all religious traditions or of no religious traditions.
  • The room is available on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservation or sign-up is needed for use.
  • The space is intended for individual use and not for any organized group activity or meeting.
  • The room may accommodate up to three persons at a time.
  • Please keep all noise to a minimum. Please silence phones and other electronic devices. Maintain calm and quiet in the room.
  • Please be mindful of the cleanliness of the room. Ensure all personal belongings are removed after use.
  • Food and beverage are not permitted in the space.
  • The Reflection Room is to remain advertisement free. This includes, but is not limited to, posting or distributing flyers, posters, soliciting, etc.
  • Please be respectful toward other individuals using the space. The Reflection Room is not intended for studying, conducting meetings, sleeping, or lounging.
  • Candles, scented oils, and other flammable materials are prohibited.