Best Places to Study in Durham

Best Places to Study in Durham

There’s no shortage of places to get some work done around Durham. Whether you prefer total silence or don’t mind some noise, there’s something for everyone. Here are some of the best places to set up for a long day of studying:

Hubbard Reading Room at Dimond Library

Hubbard Reading Room at Dimond Library

Quiet rooms at Dimond Library:

The quiet rooms at the Dimond Library are airy and filled with natural light, making them a pleasant place to be even if you have a pile of homework. If you prefer working with no noise or distractions, the quiet rooms are the perfect place for you.

 Zeke’s Café:

If you like the library environment but don’t mind some noise, try the tables outside Zeke’s Café on the 4th floor of Dimond Library. As a bonus, you can easily grab a Starbucks coffee to keep your energy up.


Zeke’s Cafe in Dimond Library

The Works:

The Works has delicious bagels and smoothies to keep you going throughout your study session. Plus, they have comfortable booths and a pleasant atmosphere for working.

Union Court in the MUB:

Union Court is always filled with people during the daytime, but it’s a good place to meet up for group projects or studying with friends, especially when the crowds thin out in the evenings.

Union Court in the MUB

Rockingham Lounge in the MUB:

This cozy lounge on the third floor of the MUB has plenty of tables and couches for getting some work done and even has a fireplace that crackles away on cold days.

Dairy Bar:

Grab a fresh salad or sandwich (or ice cream!) at the Dairy Bar and settle into a booth with friends for some studying as you eat.

Peter T Paul College of Business and Economics, Photo by Anton Grassl/ESTO

Peter T Paul College of Business and Economics, Photo by Anton Grassl/ESTO

Classroom buildings:

Many of UNH’s newly-renovated classroom buildings, including McConnell, DeMerritt, and Paul College, have designated areas for studying. With a little bit of exploring, you can find an uncrowded study space near your classes. If you need a quiet study space to work with a group, rent a breakout room in Paul.


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