Study Rooms

A Pfau Library study room

The Pfau Library has a variety of desks, tables, cubicles, and lounge chairs for quiet study and reading on all floors. If you are working with a group and need to talk, please use one of our Group Study Rooms.

The Pfau Library has a total of 12 group study rooms on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors. For locations and descriptions, see the Map of Group Study Rooms (PDF).

All rooms have whiteboards; dry-erase markers and erasers are available at the Check-Out Desk. Close the door to keep your conversations from bothering others. Group study rooms are for groups of at least two people! Individuals cannot hold a room for a group, and any individual occupying a group study room must vacate it if a group arrives.

Ten of the rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Two of these are designated "Multi-Group Study Rooms," with several tables to accommodate more than one group, so you must be willing to share these rooms as long as a table is unoccupied.

Reserving a Room

Two group study rooms on the 3rd floor (PL-321 and PL-323), two individual study carrels on 4th floor, and two "Multimedia Collaboration Rooms" on the 5th floor and may be reserved in advance. Users must be current CSUSB students.

Reserve a room

Study Carrels

The Pfau Library has 8 locked, individual study carrels available for use on a quarterly basis by CSUSB faculty members or graduate students needing research space. If you would like to reserve a study carrel, submit a Study Carrel Request or apply at the Library Administration Office, PL-2006. Requests are subject to review by the Dean of the Library.