Wardman Library

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Study Spaces

The Wardman Library offers students a variety of spaces to meet your study needs.

Quiet Floor

Wardman Library's Top Floor is our designated "quiet floor." We have several long tables as well as individual study carrels on the Top Floor. Study carrels provide individuals with private workspaces, each complete with AC power and desk lights. Headphones are also available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

Study Rooms

Located on the Mezzanine and Top Floor, Wardman Library’s study rooms are great locations to brainstorm, share ideas, and work in groups. All study rooms have whiteboards and some are equipped with HD displays. Dry erase markers and erasers are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

Starting in the Fall 2015 semester, all eleven group study rooms will be available for check out at the Circulation Desk. Patrons who check out a study room will be able to use the room for up to four hours. While patrons may temporarily use a room without checking it out, they will be asked to leave if another party checks out the room. Therefore, we encourage any group to check out a study room if they wish to use one.

Study Room Policies

A group study room may be checked out for up to four hours. The check out card must be returned to the Circulation Desk by the time due. Fines are assessed at $1.00 each hour when the checkout card is not returned on time.

Violation of these or other applicable Library or college policies may result in temporary or permanent suspension of access to Library study rooms.

Late Night Study Area

Whittier College students are welcome to study after the Library closes in the Late Night Study Area, located on the ground floor of the Library. Current Whittier College student IDs are required for entry. PCs, printing, study carrels, couches, rest rooms and vending machines are available.

To promote a safe and secure environment, Campus Safety regularly patrols the area. Please call Campus Safety, ext. 4211, if you need after hours assistance.

Food and Drink

The Wardman Library allows students to enjoy food and beverages within the building. However, please clean up after yourself, and notify staff if you see spilled drinks or food in the Library.