Repeatedly checking messages can wreak havoc with the sustained concentration needed for studying. Here is a handy chart to help you decide whether or not to check a message.
There are many options – Group study rooms are always popular. Sign ups are online at: http://www.law.seattleu.edu/Library.xml (see Study Rooms and Equipment Requests on the left.) Carrels can also provide a feeling of privacy, but they do fill up quickly, especially the window seats. Carrels cannot be reserved. Consider a table on the 4th floor where you can spread out your materials. The 4th floor is designated as a quiet zone. Another option is the court level. While the court level provides solitude, you will want to keep in mind that you may be alone or one of only a few studying down there. The library offers a variety of seating but remember that certain times of the day are busier than others.
Our Study Aids exhibit helps familiarize our incoming 1Ls with the supplemental learning materials available in our library. (2nd floor)
Study aids are aids to your study. They are not intended to be a substitute for attending class and reading course materials.
As a rule of thumb, the higher you go in the Library, the quieter it gets. The 4th floor is the quietest study floor, closely followed by the 3rd. The 2nd floor, because it serves as the entrance as well as houses the reference and circulation desks, is naturally the noisiest floor. Study rooms are available for group work (sign up online). To help maintain an environment conducive to study, we ask that all cell phone ringers be turned off in the Library, and that all calls be taken outside the Library.