The American University Library is a central location for study, learning and education on campus.
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.
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.
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!"
The main desk for getting your research questions launched – connect with librarians, find resources, and get started on those papers.
Go to AU library and isolate yourself to actually succeed in getting things done
Good place to study and actually get stuff done. Coffee conveniently located in the basement.
I highly recommend The Mudbox cafe in basement. Run by South Asian people so I have a clear bias.
Check out the grad research center on the Terrace level.
Sleep on the couches in between classes. No snoring on the second floor please.
Take advantage of the free courses at the New Media Center!
Beautiful view of campus from second floor
As an undergrad, the Mudbox in the lower level was my absolute favorite place to get coffee!
Second floor is the most productive.
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!
At the Mud Box with Alex Wood
Great place to get your work done and feel isolated from everyone else!! It's great!! :)
The silent (2nd) floor is freezing. Bring a sweater and don't wear sandals.
Get a sweet snack (GUMMY BEARS, ANYONE?) and a sweet window seat. Rock until dawn. Repeat.
Alumni have lifetime borrowing privileges at the library!