Places to Do Work
Need a break from your office or home office? Here are some places you can get some reading and writing done.
- Learning Commons, lower level: Computer workstations, tables, comfy chairs, access to printers, copiers, and scanners. Laptops available for checkout. Group study rooms available.
- Quiet study rooms, 2nd and 3rd floor: Semi-private desks with outlets, comfy chairs. 2nd floor has bathroom.
- Faculty Writing Place, 16th floor: For faculty only. You must get a key at the circulation desk for access to the room. Internet access, printer, boards, and other writing supplies. Run by the CTFD.
- Teaching Commons, 26th floor: For faculty use only; see website for details.
- Carrels: Faculty and graduate students can apply for a carrel for the year or for the summer. There are usually more applications than available carrels. Public carrels are located on the 7th and 10th floors.
ISSR maintains a small lounge area and a drop-in computer lab in W37E Machmer.
Science & Engineering Library, Lederle Lowrise
- 1st floor: tables
- 2nd floor: tables and computer stations, group study rooms
Public areas in various campus buildings:
- Isenberg: The main lobby has lots of seating.
- Machmer: The Communication Department has a lounge in the east wing, 3rd floor.
- Newman Center: The center's cafe has wifi and lots of tables.
- Thompson: The lobby of the high-rise has several tables, wifi access, and a small cafe with seating.
- Student Union: The Cape Cod Lounge on the main floor has wifi and comfortable seating. Sometimes events are booked in here, but it is often open for all to use.
- Campus Center: Plenty of comfy seating in the newly renovated concourse, level 2.
The Dam Cafe, Holyoke
Wifi, free parking, beer & wine
Wifi, metered parking
The Lady Killegrew, Montague (next to the Bookmill)
Limits time you can stay
Outdoor space as well
Loose Goose, Amherst
Wifi, free parking, outlets
Rao's, Amherst and Northampton
Wifi, metered parking, outlets
The Roost, Northampton
Wifi, metered parking, no outlets
Shelburne Falls Coffee, Easthampton, Greenfield, Hadley, Northampton, & Shelburne Falls
Thirsty Mind, South Hadley
Wifi, free parking, outlets, beer & wine
Woodstar Cafe, Northampton