Thomas Jefferson University

An Insider’s Guide to Jefferson Study Space


Academic Year 2020 - 2021


Thomas Jefferson University provides a variety of study areas to accommodate our students. These include areas for quiet/individual study, formal study by a group, and informal study.

In general, lobbies and open common areas in all buildings are available for study according to the building’s operational hours, unless it is in use for a scheduled enterprise event. For security purposes, students using open study space as described below must show their Jefferson ID, and may be asked to sign in at the Security Desk with their name and Campus Key, indicate in what area they will be studying, and sign out when they leave.

Students are given sanitizing wipes when they check out a room and are responsible for wiping down the surfaces that they will use during their stay in the room.

Please observe the restrictions for each space, and please remove any trash when you leave an area.

IN THESE STUDY SPACES – AS THROUGHOUT ALL OF CAMPUS – PLEASE WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES AND KEEP AT LEAST SIX FEET BETWEEN YOU AND OTHERS.

Center City

901 Walnut

Lobby: 8am – 11pm
Open Study Space (no eating) 

Curtis

Shared/Group Study
206: 6pm – 11pm
207: 6pm – 11pm
208: 8am – 11pm
209: 6pm – 11pm
210: 8am – 11pm
212: 8am – 11pm
214: 8am – 11pm
215: 6pm – 11pm

Open Student Space (no eating)
Second Floor Lobby: 8am – 11pm

Hamilton

Indoor Eating Space
201: 8am – 11pm
202: 8am – 11pm
203: 8am – 11pm
212: 6pm – 11pm
213: 6pm – 11pm
214: 6pm – 11pm

Quiet Study Space (headphones req.)
215: 8am – 11pm      
216: 8am – 11pm      
217: 8am – 11pm      
218: 8am – 11pm      
219: 8am – 11pm      
220: 8am – 11pm
226: 6pm – 11pm      

Open Student Space (no eating)
Second Floor Lobby: 8am – 11pm
Fifth Floor Lobby: 8am – 11pm
Sixth Floor Lobby: 8am – 11pm

Open Student Space (eating on terrace only)
Fourth Floor Lobby & Terrace: 8am – 11pm

Open Student Space (eating permitted)
Lubert Plaza: 8am – 11pm

Jeff Alumni Hall

Shared/Group Study
168: 8am – 11pm      
171: 8am – 11pm      
173: 8am – 11pm      
M21: 8am – 11pm      
M23: 8am – 11pm       

Indoor Eating Space
M24: 8am – 11pm
M25: 8am – 11pm      

Open Student Space (eating permitted)
Courtyard – West: 8am – 11pm      
Courtyard – East: 8am – 11pm

Open Student Space (no eating)
Northwest Student Lounge: 8am – 11pm      
Northeast Student lounge: 8am – 11pm      
Mezzanine Lobby: 8am – 11pm      

Scott Memorial Library

New capacities for these spaces are three people per study room with a mask on. All other spaces are marked to indicate social distancing and masks should be worn at all times.

Quiet Study Floors

The third and fourth floors provide carrels, pods, and tables for quiet study.

Group Study Options

The second floor includes various options for group study, including carrels, tables, study rooms.

There are ten small-group collaboration rooms on the second floor available to students. Each room is fully equipped with a computer, a large flat screen monitor, and a writing surface.

The six rooms on the west side are unlocked and available any time between 8am – 10pm. The four rooms on the east side may be reserved:

The third floor offers six small rooms for individual use or pairs. These rooms are not reserved and are available on a first-come, first-served basis for up to four hours. Room keys must be checked out from the second floor Service Desk and may be checked out a second time if the room is not on hold by another student.

Reading Room (First Floor)
Reading Room (First Floor)
Group Study Room (Second Floor)
Group Study Room (Second Floor)
Casual Reading Area (Second Floor)
Casual Reading Area (Second Floor)
Group Study Tables (Second Floor)
Group Study Tables (Second Floor)
Study Carrels (Third Floor)
Study Carrels (Third Floor)
Study Carrels (Fourth Floor)
Study Carrels (Fourth Floor)

East Falls

Kanbar Student Center

Operating hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday: 12pm – 10pm

The following conference rooms are available to sign out at the Kanbar front desk on a first come, first serve basis. Capacities for these spaces are four people per room.

  • KCC 106
  • KCC 302
  • KCC 314
  • KCC 319

The Kanbar Living Room, Miller Lounge, and Kanbar Balcony are common areas that are also used for studying, but they are not designated quiet areas.

Seating guidelines are posted and should be followed.

Gutman Library

Study rooms/spaces are available to students during the hours listed below. The library is closed Sundays.
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 10pm
Friday: 8am – 4pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm

New capacities for these spaces are one person per study room with a mask on. All other spaces are marked to indicate social distancing and masks should be worn at all times.

Designations are as following corresponding with the linked map:

  • First floor:
    • (14) group study room 101; can be reserved in advance; contains wall mounted monitor
    • (15) study room 113 (unavailable)
    • (16) study room 114
    • (17) study room 115
    • (18) study room 116
  • Second Floor: (quiet space)
    • (11) study room 214; contains wall mounted monitor
    • (9) study room 213
  • Ground Floor:
    • Quiet study space available throughout the floor

There are long tables, study carrels, and soft seating available throughout the library. Please observe markings indicating social distancing at each study space.

All rooms except 101 and 214 have wall mounted white boards. Students can use the mobile white boards available in the library for 101 and 214.

Rooms may be used for up to four hours (and longer if no one else is waiting for a room).


Gutman Library
Gutman Library
Gutman Library
Gutman Library
Gutman Library
Gutman Library (Main Level Reference)
Gutman Library
Gutman Library (Main Level Computers)
Gutman Library
Gutman Library (Upper Level Cubbies)
Gutman Library
Gutman Library

Questions or Concerns:

Space Management & Room Reservations (SM&RR)
roomrequest@jefferson.edu

Scott Memorial Library
sml@lists.jefferson.edu

Paul J. Gutman Library
askgutman@jefferson.edu