Your first major research paper can be a little overwhelming. What are scholarly sources? What does your instructor mean by "peer-reviewed"? What if you can't find enough sources to meet the requirements? Where are you even supposed to look for this stuff?
Fear not! The library offers free Individual Research Appointments (IRAs), during which you meet one-on-one with a librarian to learn how to do research at the college level. We'll introduce you to the resources you need and help you find good, solid sources for your paper. Personalized help is only a phone call away!
Sometimes you don't need any outside help—you just want a place to study or work on a group project. This place is likely not going to be your dorm room.
Head up to the 7th floor for group study spaces. It's okay to have food and drinks up here (there are vending machines if you forget to pack a snack), and normal-volume chatter is fine. You won't find a computer lab up here, though, so bring your own laptop or check one out from the Reserve Room if you need to work on a computer.
If you want to study in peace, try the 8th floor. Chatter isn't welcome here, so you can settle in and concentrate.