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Library Information for Graduate Students

An orientation to library resources, services, and spaces.


Penfield Library spaces are available for you! In addition to open study areas on our first and second floors and quiet open study areas on our third floor, we have dedicated spaces for individual and group work throughout the building. Learn more on our Study & Work Spaces page.

Looking for your own long-term work space in the library? Study carrels are available for semester-long reservations. Study carrel registration opens at 8 a.m. on the first day of classes. Visit our semester carrel registration page for more information and to apply for a reservation. 

Need a pick me up? Visit the Lake Effect Cafe, located in the library building, for Starbucks coffees, cold drinks, sandwiches and entrees, and snacks and pastries.


Need a laptop or a graphing calculator for an assignment? Forgot your phone charger? Want to give knitting a try? Need time with multimedia equipment outside of Penfield's multimedia production rooms? The library's got you covered! We have a range of equipment available to borrow.

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