M.I.T. Hayden Library 24-Hour Study Lounge

The 24-hour study space inserted into the Hayden Science and Humanities Library is a prototype for MIT. This facility allows students access to a quiet space for independent and group study both during regular hours and after hours. Integrated into the design is technology reflective of MIT’s focus and culture. The innovative and effective space is a model that institutional libraries can adopt to support the changing needs and work habits of students. A Redesign of Circulation and Reserve Book areas was performed, as well as the Library’s Science Reference Desk.