Library Spaces


Library Spaces

Ground Floor

Study Spaces
The ground floor of J. Murrey Atkins Library features collaborative study rooms for groups as well as spaces for individual and informal study.

Compact Shelving
Storing the compact shelving and microform collection, this area is also a designated Quiet Zone for quiet study. There is a microform reader located in this space.

Writing Resources Center
Located in G31, this satellite location of the Writing Resources Center provides support for all stages of the writing process.

University Speaking Center
Located in G33, the University Speaking Center assists students with oral presentations and public speaking.

Peet’s Coffee & Tea
This café offers a wide selection of food and drinks.

Public printing is available in the J. Murrey Atkins Library on the ground floor. For more information, click here.


First Floor

Graduate and Quiet Study
This area on the west side of the building has been designated as a quiet study for graduate students and anyone wanting a distraction-free place to work.

Halton Reading Room
This quiet study space also serves as a multi-purpose room for library events. Overlooking the Student Activities Center (SAC), this room offers a nice view of the west side of campus.

Research Help Desk
Need help finding or using information for a research or inquiry project? The Research Help Desk staff will answer questions and provide suggestions for how to use resources and tools to support your research pursuits. The LibLab is a space where library faculty and staff offer workshops on a variety of research topics and academic subjects.

Circulation Desk
Get help finding books and resources, checking out and returning items, and accessing lots of general information about the J. Murrey Atkins Library.

Public Computers
A number of computers are available to non-UNC Charlotte guests or visitors. For a list of pre-installed software, click here.

Print, Copy, Scan
Public printing, copying, and scanning are available on the first floor. For more information, click here.

Second Floor



Study Spaces
Large tables are placed throughout the second floor for independent study or group study. A number of group study rooms are located just outside and inside the Periodicals room and on the west end of the building.

The ANSWER Family-Friendly Library Rooms 206 & 209
J. Murrey Atkins Library and the Office of Adult Students and Evening Services (OASES), in partnership with the ANSWER Scholarship program, established the Family-Friendly Library Rooms as a campus resource to help adult students excel in their academic programs while caring for children and dependents.

The materials, toys, and technologies in these rooms provide learning opportunities for children to enhance their motor and literacy skills. Parents who wish to study with their child/children under the age of 16 may register and reserve the rooms by visiting

Room 209 is designed for a single family with pre-school children. Room 206 is designed for a family with children up to age 16 and contains technologies and seating for a group to study/work with the parent(s).

The Curriculum and Instruction Materials Center (CIMC) is a specialized collection of resources for preschool through high school educators. Its primary mission is to assist education majors in the development of instructional activities by providing access to state-of-the-art instructional resources and technologies.

Technology Support Desk
The Technology Support Desk staff and are available face-to-face, through email, and by phone to answer questions related to public computers, printers, scanners, microform readers and copiers. 3D printing, equipment lending, and supplies are available to students, faculty and staff. PC and Mac laptops as well as iPad Minis can be checked out.

New Technology Spaces
Area 49 encompasses the Technology Support Desk, Visualization Lab, EZ Video Studio, Gaming Lab, Multimedia Lab, Makerspace, and the Teaching and Technology Theater. Area 49 is designed to encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration, experimentation, and exploration. For more information, please visit

Print, Copy, Scan
Public printing, copying, and scanning are available on the second floor. A microform reader is also located on this floor. For more information, click here.

Office of Undergraduate Research Center
The Office of Undergraduate Research supports UNC Charlotte undergraduate students through undergraduate research grants and opportunities to communicate their research to others through multiple research symposiums, funding to national conferences to present their research, and research exploration events.

Third Floor

The third floor has many computers (Macs and PCs) available for student use. Large tables throughout the this floor provide areas for independent or group study.

Tower Floors

Floors 5, 6, 7, and 8 contain parts of our physical collections and are ideal for people looking for quiet study. The 8th floor, in particular, has large tables for quiet study and plenty of space for individuals or groups looking for quiet study spaces.

Tenth Floor

Special Collections & University Archives
Special Collections & University Archives is where you’ll find unpublished materials like archival records, photographs, maps, manuscripts, oral history recordings, and rare books. Although the space is open for general quiet study, we ask that all those who study here follow the rules of the Dalton Reading Room, which help us to preserve these unique and rare resources (i.e. food and drink are not allowed and you must leave your backpack at the front of the room.) Additionally, we must give seating priority to those using special collections materials.

Also on the 10th floor is an open quiet study area with comfortable seating and views of the campus and surrounding area.

The tenth floor is normally open 9-5 Monday - Friday, but it is sometimes closed for special events.