People tend to check in during these times:
The best place to poop is the 4th floor bathroom
Check out the womb chairs! A truly unique experience at Oberlin.
Too nice to study inside, but don't like that sun glare on your laptop? Try under the ramp.
There are all kinds of hidden nooks to study in here. I suggest taking a free day to wander through the building and find a few.
There's only so much productivity you get out of sitting in a womb chair before you remember how well they spin and then you're fucked. Find other places to work for when you hit that limit.
Have a huge paper coming up? Make a research appointment with a librarian. They will find more information on your subject than you even imagine existed.
Library orientation. Sept. 2nd 10am-4:30pm, sessions begin on the half hour.
The best place to study here is any carrel facing a window. Especially in Spring semester--the green outside is great motivation to finish your paper.
My favourite study nook is against the bookshelves in Asian literature section of the 3rd floor - so quiet, so excluded!
Check out an iPad!
FAVORITE STUDY SPOT IS STRADDLING TWO WOMB CHAIRS
Make sure you read the RAE board by the door. Above the nearby copier, there are also RAE board questions from years past!