Student Affairs in Higher Education: Graduate Reading Room & Other Spaces

Group Study

Group study rooms (A-M, P-S, U) are available on level 2. These study rooms are on a "first come, first serve." If you need a study room for your group but a room has only one person using it, you may ask the person leave so that your group can work together. Check the Marriott Library maps to identify where these rooms are.

Rooms 2103, 2130S, 2130U and 2105 are available for scheduling in advance. 


Student Presentation Rooms

Need to practice a presentation? There are Student Presentation Rooms on level 2: 2130S, 2130U and 2103. To reserve one of these rooms, go to the Schedule a Room link. Log into the system by using your UNID and password. And to identify the location of each room, use the library maps

Quiet Study Area

In addition to the Graduate Student Reading Room, the designated quiet study area is level 2 outside the Knowledge Commons area. Signs are posted. If there are noisy patrons, you may contact Library Security who will talk to the patron(s).

Marriott Library's Graduate Student Reading Room

The Marriott Library has opened the Graduate Student Reading Room (GSRR)! Here is some information about using the room:

NEW: You may rent a locker for an entire semester for $20!

  • We welcome you to use the GSRR all hours the library is open. Library hours are posted on the Marriott Library home page
  • Library Security will conduct periodic walk throughs for your safety.
  • The room has a maximun occupancy of 45.
  • Coin operated lockers are provided for your convenience; the library is not responsible for loss of personal items.
  • The GSRR is for quiet study only.
  • Graduate students may not let other library patrons into the room; unwillingness to comply may result in access privileges being revoked.
  • Food and drinks are allowed in the room; please dispose of all food debris appropriately and report any spills to Library Security.
  • Access to the GSRR will be for the academic school year or remainder of the year following application.
  • If your card is lost, stolen, or replaced, please notify Library Security at 801-587-9758.


To apply for access to the Graduate Reading Room, go to the level 1 service desk to obtain, fill out, and submit the application to get access to the room. It may take up to 48 hours to process access to the Graduate Reading Room.

Renting a Locker

Go to this link to learn about the rental agreement!

Graduate Student Writing Assistance

The University Graduate Writing Center provides writing consultations for graduate students inside the Graduate Student Reading Room of the Marriott Library, Room 1180B. Funded by the Graduate School of the University of Utah and staffed by expert writing fellows, the new graduate writing center is ready to help graduate students in all disciplines with their writing projects. Our goal is to help you become a more confident writer.


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