The libraries — everyone’s favorite (and sometimes least favorite) places to study. From Moffitt to Morrison, we all crave the feeling of studying in a clean, quiet space of our liking. We at the Clog base our library ranking on three distinct criteria: the most enjoyable library experience, hidden gem status and closeness.
Howison Philosophy Library
Enjoyable Experience: 10/10. A complete treasure. Small, but with natural lighting and an old-school feel.
Hidden Gem Status: 9/10. Like we said before, this secret spot is a beauty and everyone always finds a seat.
Closeness: 8/10. This study space is located in Moses Hall, so it’s not too much of a trek. Five-minute walk tops from Golden Bear Cafe.
Enjoyable Experience: 10/10. One of the nicest libraries there is. Don’t argue with us on this one. It looks super nice and has a sort of quiet intimacy about it. In other words, it’s the opposite of Moffitt.
Hidden Gem Status: 6/10. Surprisingly, Morrison isn’t constantly packed. It is, however, too popular to be considered a campus secret. Perhaps the laptop-free policy drives the tech-obsessed away.
Closeness: 9/10. This old-school pad is located right as you walk into Doe Library. Literally in the middle of campus.
East Asian Library
Enjoyable Experience: 10/10. Natural lighting and a third floor with a view of nature. Also, the inside and outside architecture is so nice it makes us want to weep.
Hidden Gem Status: 7/10. Rumor has it that finding a seat here can be a struggle. But we studious Cloggers have never had such troubles, hence our score.
Closeness: 7/10. Not overly far, but far enough to make you second guess your decision to not purchase a bike.
Enjoyable Experience: 2/10. Dirty and not aesthetically appealing. People only come here because it’s open so late. The newly renovated fourth and fifth floors aren’t enough to save this one.
Hidden Gem Status: 1/10. Can never find a seat. Probably the most popular library on campus.
Closeness: 7/10. High marks for being pretty much in the center of campus. At least Moffitt’s doing one thing right.
Enjoyable Experience: 3/10. The loudest library anyone has ever experienced. Nice conference rooms though, props for that.
Hidden Gem Status: 5/10. Relatively popular, but not overly so. Probably because it’s so goddamn loud.
Closeness: 5/10. Uphill walk. Farther from Sather Gate than most other library options. Enough said.
Mathematics Statistics Library
Enjoyable Experience: 5/10. Why anyone would go to a mathematics/statistics library for an enjoyable library experience is beyond us.
Hidden Gem Status: 6/10. Popular for class gaps in Evans Hall. Not super crowded though.
Closeness: 6/10. Evans is an uphill walk and is positioned farther from Sather Gate than many other libraries. Still, at least it isn’t Jacobs Hall.
Well, there you have it folks! We’ve given you all of the factors to choose your library wisely. If you have to struggle through a problem set, might as well look at a cool ceiling whilst at it.
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