Coziest places to study

It’s getting rainier and darker outside — time to head inside, grab a hot drink and curl up with a good (text)book. Whether you like fireplaces, sweeping views or the hum of a coffee shop, there's a place for you.

person reading next to fireplace
expansive room with couches, large run, and wooden paneling for the ceiling

Grab a coffee from and spread out on the large tables in what's known as the living room of Corvallis campus. Or on a warmer afternoon, look out on the quad from JavaStop’s porch and breathe in some fresh air.
row of armchairs next to floor to ceiling windows alternating with wood paneling

You can’t beat the warmth with all the beautiful wood paneling in this building. Energize your study session with natural lighting when you head upstairs to find a row of high-backed chairs paired with floor-to-ceiling windows.
people studying in armchair in a sunny rotunda

Everyone knows about the prominent rotunda of the Valley Library. On the second, fourth and fifth floors there are nooks to the left and right as you enter the rotunda area with just enough seating for one lucky person or two study buddies.
purple and orange couches with a world map

If you enjoy ambient background noise while you study, the constant hum of people talking in the ILLC will create the atmosphere you’re after. Coffee and snacks are just steps away at Cascadia Cafe or Market to help fuel your studies.
two red armchairs and a table next to windows that look out to Marys Peak
Top floors of
Soak in the best view of the valley while you dive into your latest reading or project. Make sure to snag one of the coveted spots on the fifth floor with a view of Marys Peak.
couch and tables in front of lit fireplace surrounded by stone slab

Pick a couch in view of the fireplace or a cafe table and chair next to the generous windows to tackle your latest assignment. If you need to refuel, then head to for a coffee or sandwich.
lit fireplace with a cushioned armchair and fall decorations
Basic Needs Center
is home to the , which is open to all students. Curl up by the fireplace, brew a cup of tea at the beverage station or heat up your lunch to set yourself up for success.
wooden staircase with overhead arches that splits left and right up the lobby of the Women's Building
Lobby of the
The cozy vibes are high here. The creaky wood floors, high-backed chairs and fireplace make for a vintage setting to tackle that midterm paper. Bring a pair of headphones to tune out the occasional dance class held in the adjacent gym. 
people in armchair sitting next to a large stone fireplace
Beaver Dam
A two-sided fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows and four food stations make the in Obsidian Hall a favorite gathering place for OSU-Cascades students in Bend.