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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Study Spaces

Want to find a comfortable space to study in Ramsey Library? This guide will help you out!

Upper Floor

Space Type Availability Description
 
Wrap Around Desk, Upper Level
Large Wrap-Around Desks

Solo

Open Use

These spacious desks feature power strip plugins, reading lights, and enough space to spread out and really tackle some work.
NOTE: The cabinets located underneath are available for reservation on a semester-by-semester basis; the application is available at the Circulation Desk.

Medium Stand-Alone Desks
Medium Stand Alone Desks

Solo

Open Use

These desks offer a comfortable, compact solution with reading lights and power strips available for use at each.

Free Standing Tables
Free Standing Tables

Solo
Collaborative

Open Use

Tables provide ample room to spread out and study, either solo or as a group.

Open Seating
Open Seating

Solo
Collaborative

Open Use

Sometimes all you're after is a comfortable chair or couch so you can knock out some homework, pleasure reading, or just take a break between classes. All three floors of the library boast groupings of chairs spaced throughout.

Group Study Rooms
Group Study Rooms

Collaborative
Reservable

Check-Out Available at the Circulation Desk

Our group study rooms feature either a whiteboard or chalkboard, a monitor with a DVI connection available for electronic devices, and tables for groups to spread out and study. At least two (2) OneCard holders must be present to check out one of these rooms. These rooms are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Student Research Carels
Student Research Carrels

Solo
Reservable

Applications Available at the Circulation Desk

Students may reserve a private research carrel on a semester-by-semester basis, featuring a desk, ample storage for research materials, and a unique keycode for the door. Priority is given to seniors undertaking undergraduate research projects.
Note: Some of the research carrels are double occupancy rather than single.

Faculty Research Carels
Faculty Research Carrels


Solo
Reservable

Application Available Online

Ramsey Library has a limited number of enclosed carrels available for faculty use. Full-time members of the faculty who are actively engaged in research, writing, or curricular development projects requiring ready access to library resources are eligible to apply for a study carrel. Requests for carrels from other members of the UNC Asheville community may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Large, open carrels with lockable cabinets are also available for faculty use if an enclosed carrel is not available.
Applications are due by August 15th for the school year and by May 1st for summer semesters. For more information, please contact Alicia Henry.

Main Floor

Space Type Availability Description
 
Medium Stand-Alone Desks
Medium Stand Alone Desks

Solo

Open Use

These desks offer a comfortable, compact solution with reading lights and power strips available for use at each.
NOTE*: The desks on the Main Floor are NOT designated as a quiet space. The Main Floor is designated as the collaborative floor of Ramsey Library.

Small Connected Desks
Medium Linked Desks

Solo

Open Use

These desks (similar to the stand-alone units) offer a comfortable, compact solution with reading lights and power strips available for use at each.
NOTE*: The desks on the Main Floor are NOT designated as a quiet space. The Main Floor is designated as the collaborative floor of Ramsey Library.

Free Standing Tables
Free Standing Tables

Solo
Collaborative

Open Use

Tables provide ample room to spread out and study, either solo or as a group.
Note*: The tables on the Main Floor are NOT designated as a quiet space. The Main Floor is designated as the collaborative floor of Ramsey Library.

Open Seating
Open Seating

Solo
Collaborative

Open Use

Sometimes all you're after is a comfortable chair or couch so you can knock out some homework, pleasure reading, or just take a break between classes. All three floors of the library boast groupings of chairs spaced throughout.
NOTE*: The seating on the Main Floor are NOT designated as a quiet space. The Main Floor is designated as the collaborative floor of Ramsey Library.

Large Screen Computers
Large-Screen Computers

Collaborative

Open Use

Our main lobby has 2 large-screen Windows computers for groups to work on collaborative projects without crowding around one small screen. We ask that patrons please reserve these computers for groups of two (2) or more during peak hours. 
NOTE*: The large-screen computers are located on the Main Floor, which is NOT designated as a quiet space. The Main Floor is designated as the collaborative floor of Ramsey Library.

The Sandbox
The Sandbox

Solo
Collaborative

Open Use

Developed in partnership with AVID, The Sandbox offers mobile furniture, whiteboard partitions, computers, and spacious tables for students to create, grow, and flourish whether working alone or in a group.
NOTE*: The Sandbox is located on the Main Floor, which is NOT designated as a quiet space. The Main Floor is designated as the collaborative floor of Ramsey Library.

Lower Floor

Space Type Availability Description
 
Wrap Around Desk, Upper Level
Large Wrap-Around Desks

Solo

Open Use

These spacious desks feature power strip plugins, reading lights, and enough space to spread out and really tackle some work. The cabinets located underneath are available for reservation on a semester-by-semester basis; the application is available at the Circulation Desk.

Medium Stand-Alone Desks
Medium Stand Alone Desks

Solo

Open Use

These desks offer a comfortable, compact solution with reading lights and power strips available for use at each.

Small Connected Desks
Medium Linked Desks

Solo

Open Use

These desks (similar to the stand-alone units) offer a comfortable, compact solution with reading lights and power strips available for use at each.

Free Standing Tables
Free Standing Tables

Solo
Collaborative

Open Use

Tables provide ample room to spread out and study, either solo or as a group.

Open Seating
Open Seating

Solo
Collaborative

Open Use

Sometimes all you're after is a comfortable chair or couch so you can knock out some homework, pleasure reading, or just take a break between classes. All three floors of the library boast groupings of chairs spaced throughout.

Group Study Rooms
Group Study Rooms

Collaborative
Reservable

Check-Out Available at the Circulation Desk

Our group study rooms feature either a whiteboard or chalkboard, a monitor with a DVI connection available for electronic devices, and tables for groups to spread out and study. At least two (2) OneCard holders must be present to check out one of these rooms. These rooms are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.