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Question #91968 posted on 01/23/2019 2:46 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

My favorite spot to study on BYU campus is the bottom of the stairs in the HBLL in the comfy chairs hidden behind the tall plants. It's a nice cozy spot that's a bit more hidden away. What other comfy hidden places are there to study in around campus?

- Sea Turtle


Dear Sea Turtle,

I see what you're trying to pull. You ask us for our favorite study spots and then you track us down. Well it's not going to work! I see through your trickery! It isn't going to work Seat Turtle. Not today!

Okay, so in all seriousness, I don't have a lot of comfy hidden places. My secret is just going somewhere really early or really late. Voila! Instant hidden cozy spot. My favorite cozy spot used to be in the Crabtree Lounge on the couches, but they removed them all. The new engineering building has a lot of couches and seats though. The seats on the 4th floor are usually relatively empty and quiet. It's also not a secret, but the periodicals on the second floor of the library are super comfy as well.



PS. Board Question #83672 talks about good napping spots on campus and may be one of the greatest answers ever


Dear Porpoise,

I really like the music room on the 4th floor of the library. The love seat on the right as you step through the door is a favorite haunt of mine. Another great place is somewhere on either the third or fourth floor of the JFSB. It's quiet, surrounded by paintings and has positively delightful furniture. Unfortunately, I can't quite remember directions to it off the top of my head, though I could probably find it after some period of wandering around the upper floors of the JFSB. 



Dear you,

I highly recommend the Education in Zion exhibit at the top of the spiral staircase in the JFSB. It's open much of the day and evening, and they welcome students studying quietly. There's rarely many students there, especially in comparison to the mess of people crammed into the area downstairs at ground level.

It's warm, full of natural light, and spacious. Give it a try. It's nice.

The Maeser Building also has a number of nice study spots, additionally, it's a classy building.


--Ardilla Feroz

P.S. My answer in Board Question #87840 would be more useful with an actual map, but is a great list of outdoors places to be once the weather warms up.