Looking for some quiet study spots around Columbia? Mizzou students, look no further. We’ve got the rundown on the best places in town to set up and hit the books, from the obvious choices like Ellis Library, Mizzou library study rooms, and Center Hall study rooms, to unsuspecting places like your local Hy-Vee. Most of the spots you’ll find are open 24/7, have free Wi-Fi, and are set up close to all of the snacks and energy drinks you’ll need to dedicate long hours to hitting the books. Don’t be afraid to get out of your apartment for a long study session, or bunker down in the peace of your own space! Whatever you choose, you’re sure to find the best place to study in Columbia for your study style.
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1. Ellis Library
Perhaps the most obvious study spot on campus, Ellis Library is ideal if you’re looking for a completely silent place to get work done. You’ll find designated quiet zones in Room 201, the east stacks on the third and fourth floors, and Room 4D12, a space outfitted with eight iMac computers. You’ll also find tons of group study rooms and hidden cubicles perfect for losing yourself in your studies. Don’t forget to connect to the free Wi-Fi available for Mizzou students. Also, don’t feel like Ellis is the only place you can settle in. Mizzou has nine different libraries and archives you can visit. See a map here.
2. Mizzou Market
If you’re tired of the student center kicking you out at midnight, head to Mizzou Market — a South Hitt Street spot at the Pershing Commons, tucked between Defoe-Graham and Hawthorn. They have a full market (complete with a f’real machine) and a Subway sandwich shop — and do you know what the best part is? They’re open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Grab a sandwich and a milkshake — or add a punch to your coffee card — and settle down on a couch with your flash cards. Bonus: Free Wi-Fi for all Mizzou students.
Surprising, right? Columbia’s three Hy-Vee stores are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and have booths for you to settle in while you dive into your studies. Most people don’t think about going here, so it’s always pretty empty. Better yet, all of the snacks and drinks you could ask for are just steps away. While you’re there, shop around for a week of delicious, healthy recipes to keep your mind sharp and in top shape. You’ll find locations on Conley Road, West Broadway, and in the Rock Bridge Shopping Center. Consider these spots hidden gems, complete with free Wi-Fi.
4. Center Hall Study Room
The Center Hall dormitory study room on campus has an incredible computer lab filled with an abundance of printers and study desks. (Check out Foursquare for tips from fellow students on how to snag a desk during finals.) Did you forget your laptop amid finals week stress? Don’t sweat: They have plenty of computers for you to use. They also have comfy couches for you and your friends to set up and study all night in total comfort. Also, free Wi-Fi for Mizzou students.
5. Your Apartment
It may seem dull to stay at home, but being able to lock your door and work alone is something hard to find. Our individual rooms easily double as the perfect study nook. Hang lights in your room for dim lighting, rearrange your furniture, or do anything you can to make it feel like a different space than where you sleep at night. Having a change of scenery can definitely help when you’re flipping through books for six hours straight. But if your apartment still proves distracting, head to our study room in the clubhouse, and study in style.