American University

AU – Bender Library

College Library
American University (American University), Washington, D.C. 20016, United States
Open until 11:59 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 24 Hours
  • Fri
    • Midnight–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–11:59 PM

The American University Library is a central location for study, learning and education on campus.

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  • Joe

    Second floor is the most productive.

    Joe · May 6, 2013
  • Eric B.

    Great place to get your work done and feel isolated from everyone else!! It's great!! :)

    Eric Brennan · December 6, 2012
  • Paul M.

    Although the 2nd floor is deemed "silent", the 3rd floor is a great place for intense studying with virtually any noise--try sitting at one of the tables facing SIS!

    Paul Miller · September 14, 2012
  • Alex

    The silent (2nd) floor is freezing. Bring a sweater and don't wear sandals.

    Alex · September 14, 2012
  • Alex P.

    Get a sweet snack (GUMMY BEARS, ANYONE?) and a sweet window seat. Rock until dawn. Repeat.

    Alex Priest · August 5, 2012
  • Kathryn T.

    Take advantage of the free courses at the New Media Center!

    Kathryn Tinker · March 21, 2012
  • Rebecca S.

    At the Mud Box with Alex Wood

    Rebecca Skae · October 30, 2011
  • Marissa K.

    Sleep on the couches in between classes. No snoring on the second floor please.

    Marissa Kibler · October 28, 2011
  • David W.

    Beautiful view of campus from second floor

    David Wright · August 22, 2011
  • Raina L.

    Alumni have lifetime borrowing privileges at the library!

    Raina Lenney · April 1, 2011
  • American University

    AU is part of Washington Research Library Consortium, so if you can't find what you're looking for you can borrow from other local colleges and universities.

    American University · February 25, 2011
  • American University

    Student Tip: "hit up media services in the basemet to check out your favorite movies – they’ve got hundreds of titles and it’s free!"

    American University · February 4, 2011
  • Isel A.

    As an undergrad, the Mudbox in the lower level was my absolute favorite place to get coffee!

    Isel Aimee · December 29, 2010
  • American University

    The entire second floor is one massive QUIET study space, with chairs and outlets, and lots of quiet. We encourage civitas here – be mindful of the needs of the students around you.

    American University · November 7, 2010
  • American University

    The main desk for getting your research questions launched – connect with librarians, find resources, and get started on those papers.

    American University · November 7, 2010
  • Jon H.

    Check out the grad research center on the Terrace level.

    Jon Hussey · October 20, 2010
  • Keenan K.

    Good place to study and actually get stuff done. Coffee conveniently located in the basement.

    Keenan Kunst · April 26, 2010
  • Kels C.

    Go to AU library and isolate yourself to actually succeed in getting things done

    Kels Creehan · April 7, 2010
  • Travis B.

    I highly recommend The Mudbox cafe in basement. Run by South Asian people so I have a clear bias.

    Travis Ballie · April 3, 2010

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