Study Areas

Lobby

At the very entrance to the library, the ASL Lobby offers a variety of tables and seating arrangements to encourage individual work or group collaboration. It also features exhibition areas that have displayed pictures from the annual architecture study abroad trip, student artwork, and even snapshots from the annual Make-A-Thon event.

These displays are changed every few months, routinely giving the ASL’s occupants something new to look at. Also in this area are the New Book and Periodical sections. The former is continually updated to display the most up-to-date art, architecture, and design books in the world. The latter displays approximately 50 of the most prominent architectural periodicals.


Individual Study Carrels

For more independent space, the ASL also offers study carrels along the main walls on both the 1st and 2nd floor. Students can spread out their textbooks and use the attached light or have ample room for a laptop and other study items.

Computer Lab

The classroom (located on the 2nd floor) offers:

  • 18 student PCs
  • Teacher PC station with a podium
  • Three A3 size scanners
  • Black and White Printer
  • Projector
  • Dry erase board

This space can be booked for lectures or simply be used by students for individual needs. If you have questions about reserving the space, please email libasl@unlv.edu.


Mezzanine

This is a quiet study area on the 2nd floor that showcases a great view of the ASL lobby. Like the lobby, this space can also be used as an exhibition area of student and staff 2D artwork. Lastly, with a variety of table and seating options, about 30 people can use this space.


Group Study Rooms

As of Fall 2020, reservations for group study rooms are postponed. They are currently first-come first-serve. In addition, there is a 2-person maximum in each room.

Please note the following guidelines:
ASL Group Study Rooms are available to UNLV students for academic use only and they are designed exclusively for group of three or more users. Individuals or pairs studying in these spaces must immediately surrender the room in favor of groups wanting the space.

Behavioral Standards

Libraries' Expectations for User Conduct policy

  • Groups are to be considerate of other library users, talking should be kept at conversational levels appropriate for an academic environment.
  • Each individual assumes responsibility for the conduct of all group members and the condition of the room.
  • Unattended personal property does not reserve group study rooms, and is subject to immediate removal by Library Security or University Police.
  • Users are not to limit or block access to rooms.
  • Food and beverages are allowed in compliance with the Libraries Food and Drink Policy.
  • Use of rolling dry erase boards inside the rooms is prohibited.
  • The number of users in each room must not exceed the posted maximum occupancy limit.
  • Use of the space for commercial or non-academic use is prohibited.

Reservation policy

All group study rooms in the ASL are reservable by UNLV students only, in adherence to the guidelines below.

  • Rooms cannot be held by individuals or pairs for later group arrival.
  • Library staff cannot modify a reservation or provide reservation details. If you need to modify or cancel the reservation, please use the link in the confirmation email.
  • Reservation options begin at the quarter hour (:00, :15, :30, :45) for periods ranging from 1 to 3 hours.
  • Rooms can be reserved up to two weeks in advance but users may have only one active reservation in the system at a time.
  • There is a 15-minute grace period for group arrival before the space becomes available for other users.

Meeting Room

NOTE: Due to the Libraries' COVID-19 safety plan, the meeting room is closed until further notice.

  • The ASL has one meeting room that has a dry erase board and a projector screen.
  • Faculty and students looking to reserve this space need to email libasl@unlv.edu.
    • Provide your name, requested day(s), requested time(s), and reason for reservation.
    • Please reference both the Behavioral Standards and Reservations information listed above.