Secret Study Spot

Secret Study Spot

Since the last post I wrote about was on one of my favorite spots at Loyola’s Water Tower campus, I wanted to write this post about one of my favorite spots on the Lake Shore campus. Also, because I am still being bombarded with midterms, I thought I would let you all in on my secret study spot (shhhhhh it’s a secret ;-).

The best place by far to study is the Information Commons. Not only do they have super comfy couches which are perfect for sleeping, erm I mean studying, the IC also has great private study rooms that you can rent out for group projects and plenty of computers so you do not have to haul your fifty pound laptop with you in your backpack. The IC is also open 24/7 so you can study into the wee hours of the night and there is a café where you can load up on caffeine and sugar to ensure a successful all-nighter. But the most incredible, super magical, super-secret place in the IC to study is the Quiet Reading room.

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 Located on the third floor, facing the lake and tucked into a corner, a lot of people miss this room. The reason why this area is so magical is because it is completely opposite of the ultra-modern IC. It is designed to look like an old fashioned, Harry Potter-like study. There are plushy velvet and leather couches and chairs, old tapestry carpets with rich red, blue and gold colors, and the wall and floors are dark wood. There is even books lined up against the walls in glass cases in order to ensure that no sticky student fingers ruin them! Along with these features there is a chandelier hanging from the ceiling and a marbled fireplace with a beautiful oil painted picture of a Catholic saint, I am guessing Saint Ignatius of Loyola, hanging above it. Once you enter the room, it is like entering a past century! It is an incredible quiet place which is perfect for cozying up with a good book. Like I said though, this place is a secret so let’s just keep this between you and me please!

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