Quiet location to study in NYC where it's not too cold
June 21, 2014 3:32 AM   Subscribe

Can anyone suggest a relatively quiet place to study(must have power socket and wifi) without loud music and not too cold? In NYC, Brooklyn or Manhattan. Preferrably can stay for long hours. NYU library is too cold due to AC temp too low. I already wear long pant and fleece jacket, just cant sit still without chills. Thanks.
posted by pack2themoon to Education (13 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Have you tried any of the city libraries?
posted by bunderful at 6:03 AM on June 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

Rose Reading Room at the main branch.

The third floor of the Performing Arts Library.
posted by Sticherbeast at 6:04 AM on June 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

The Rose Reading Room is closed right now.
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 6:08 AM on June 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

Mid-Manhattan branch

455 Fifth Avenue (at 40th Street)
New York, NY 10016-0122
(212) 340-0863

Fully accessible to wheelchairs

Monday through Thursday 8AM - 11PM
Friday 8AM - 8PM
Saturday and Sunday 8AM - 6PM

also: can you get into the New School with your NYU ID? if so go to building on 13th street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues (close to Sixth, I don't know the address) -- log in as "guest" -- 9th floor is a reading area
posted by DMelanogaster at 6:24 AM on June 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

Do you qualify for MARLI? That might open things up, location-wise.
posted by puckupdate at 6:31 AM on June 21, 2014 [2 favorites]

The basement of the Science, Industry, and Business Library, on Madison Avenue at 34th Street, is a good place to study.
posted by thursdaystoo at 6:39 AM on June 21, 2014 [3 favorites]

(Mid-Manhattan branch mentioned above is always very warm, in my experience.)
posted by zeek321 at 7:50 AM on June 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

I can't vouch for their warmth, but with your NYU ID you have access to all of the libraries on this page. Courant is usually super quiet. You also have access to Columbia's library (you can get a semester pass at the main library's security desk using your NYU ID), though you'll want to check what the wifi situation is for guests.
posted by unknowncommand at 8:36 AM on June 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

Oh and scroll down on that page, they list the consortial libraries separately, but you still have building access.
posted by unknowncommand at 8:40 AM on June 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

(There is an open wifi network at the main Columbia library)
posted by oliverburkeman at 9:55 AM on June 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

Thanks! But all NYPL branches close too early.
New school library closes early too. I don't see Columbia listed as a consortial library??
posted by pack2themoon at 11:30 AM on June 21, 2014

Max Caffe
posted by melissasaurus at 12:19 PM on June 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

Columbia isn't consortial like those are, but there's a reciprocal agreement.
posted by unknowncommand at 7:07 PM on June 23, 2014 [1 favorite]

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