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Additional Study Spaces on Campus this Summer

Posted in About the Library, General News, Students, Study Rooms & Spaces, and Visiting the Library

Librarians and library staff are getting questions from students asking where else on campus they can study and use computers over summer, since Library North is closed for renovation during summer. We’ve compiled a list below for students to find a variety of spots on campus, both indoor and outdoor, to study during this closure.

Find a study spot below!


Indoor Areas

1. Titan Student Union

Find multiple atmospheres for studying at the Titan Student Union.

TSU Summer Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
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The Alumni Lounge. Photo by Lauren Condina
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The Fireside Lounge. Photo by Lauren Condina
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The Grand Stairs and First Floor Seating. Photo by Lauren Condina
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2nd Floor Seating. Photo by Lauren Condina

2. Pollak Library, 1st Floor South

Pollak Library Summer Building Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

*excluding holiday closures

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1st Floor South, Pollak Library. Photo by Lauren Condina

Students are able to access the 1st Floor South as the Library North is closed for renovation. If you need a computer you may find one at the tables located behind the Information Desk or a laptop at the Student Genius Corner in room 140.

Pollak Library Starbucks Summer Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
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Pollak Library Starbucks. Photo by Lauren Condina

You can also grab a coffee and study at the Pollak Library Starbucks, located on the east entrance of the library.

4. Mihaylo Hall

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Mihaylo Hall. Photo by Lauren Condina

Mihaylo Hall, located inside of the Mihaylo Business and Economics Building, offers multiple seating and tables for studying.

Mihaylo Starbucks Summer Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
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Mihaylo Starbucks. Photo by Lauren Condina

Additional seating is also available inside of the Mihaylo Starbucks.

5. Irvine Campus Library

Irvine Campus Library Summer Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: CLOSED

*excluding holiday closures

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Irvine Campus Library. Photo by Irvine Campus, CSUF

For those able or willing to drive down the freeway to the CSUF Irvine Campus, step inside the library located in Room 101. The Irvine Campus Library offers similar resources and services similar to those located at the CSUF campus; including computers and printing services.


Outdoor Areas

1. Courtyard in the TSU

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TSU Courtyard. Photo by Lauren Condina

Find a seat in the courtyard of the TSU, where there are umbrellas for shade and easy entry to the TSU Food Court.

2. South Patio of the TSU

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TSU South Patio. Photo by Lauren Condina

Looking for a new and comfortable outdoor seating area for studying? Check out the South Patio of the TSU, where you can enjoy a peaceful patio environment.

3. Solar Panel Tables

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Solar Panel Tables. Photo by Lauren Condina

Take a study break at our campus’ newest additions in front of the Kinesiology Building. The solar panels act as the picnic table’s umbrella, providing shade and a charging station!

4. Visual Arts Buildings

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The Wall Gazing Gallery. Photo by Lauren Condina

There are many places to stop and study around the Visual Arts Buildings. The Wall Gazing Gallery, offers a quiet and relaxing set of bleachers for you to sit and study. You also get the chance to admire your fellow Titans’ artwork while you’re there!

5. The Arboretum

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The Arboretum. Photo by Fullerton Arboretum

Behind the residence halls you’ll find The Arboretum, which consists of gardens and trails that are available to students. The Arboretum is the perfect place to lay down a blanket under a shady tree or take a seat on one of the benches! It’s a peaceful place to study and enjoy the surrounding nature.


First Year Experience Librarian Jon Cornforth contributed to this blog post.

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