Best Place to Study


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(From left) Jake Mcclellan , Kalia Powers, Kaitlyn Thissen and Rachael Kobalchin work on a class project during a study session in the library, April 8, 2014.

Erin Zaranec


University Library

Kent State’s 12-floor library is a go-to study spot for many students.

Each floor has a distinct vibe to it, so if you’re looking for a spot to work on a group project, head to the fourth floor.

If you need to study in complete silence, the seventh floor is a designated quiet space. Computers and printers are also located on almost every floor and the first floor’s multimedia studio gives students free access to programs like Photoshop and InDesign.

“It’s almost impossible for me to study in my room and the library is a convenient location on campus, whether you need a quiet study space or a spot to study with your group,” said sophomore public relations major Daria Gaither.

Students have 24 hour access to the library Monday through Thursday, making it a convenient study spot for late-night deadlines and cramming sessions.

Getting burnt out from non-stop studying? Grab some coffee from the Bean Scene, located on the first floor, on Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to midnight and on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.


Tree City Coffee & Pastry

From the exposed ceiling and pipework to the artsy fireplace in the middle of the café, everything about Tree City just screams cool. Cool in the way that any locally owned coffee shop does, as if it came right out of a film where you look at the setting and think, I want to be there.

In addition to its small coffee shop charm, Tree City is also a good place to grab a cup of coffee, get cozy at a sturdy wooden table and get homework done.

“As far as looking for a place to sit and read, Tree City has a good atmosphere to do that. They have a nice fire place set up during the winter and it’s a good environment if you’re looking for a place to sit,” English professor Dale Richards said.

Walking into Tree City on any given day, a handful of people can almost always be seen studying, with laptops opened and the sounds of clicking keyboards accompanying the background noises of the coffee shop itself.


Scribbles Coffee Co.

This local coffee shop is a cute and trendy study spot for students looking to be able to take some doodle breaks…on the tables that is.

Each table at Scribbles is covered in paper for guests to draw on, giving Scribbles Coffee Co. a unique and distinct vibe.

“The walls in the back are covered in bookshelves and there are big plushy couches…you can always come in and check out new doodles from local scribblers and artists,” Scribbles employee Emma Shepard said.

The warm atmosphere is perfect for cozying up on a couch and working. 

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