The Starr Reference Reading Room is filled with natural daylight even on cloudy days
and contains handy reference books such as atlases, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and much more.
The Linonia & Brothers Reading Room.
This Tudor Style room used to serve as a gentlemen-only cigar-smoking salon. Now, of course, it is open to all Yale students, faculty, and staff! The alcoves on the side (see below) offer quiet and intimate study spaces.
Quiet Study Rooms
Study Alcove in Linonia & Brothers Reading Room
American History Reading Room (2nd floor of the Sterling Stacks Tower, Room 215)
The American Studies Reading Room. (6th floor of the Sterling Stacks Tower, Room 608)
East Asia Library Reading Room (2nd floor of the Sterling Stacks Tower, room 219-222)
Philosophy Reading Room (6th floor of the Sterling Stacks Tower, Room 610)
Open Study Carrels
Study carrels are available to students.
Sterling Memorial and Bass Libraries provide locked study carrels, open carrels and shelves in reading rooms, for use by Yale’s faculty members, graduate students and undergraduate students. Carrels, open carrels and reading rooms are available to provide a quiet environment in close proximity to research materials.
If you are interested in using the following types of study spaces, please contact the SML Privileges office at 203-432-7189 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Locked Study Carrels – Faculty use only
- Open Study Carrels in SML stacks – Graduate students conducting dissertation research, faculty use
- Study shelves in reading rooms – Undergraduates, graduate students and faculty use
Our courtyard is open to the general public but is usually quiet and perfect for leisure reading