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Seat Availability

The Friedman Study Center at the Sciences Library offers general table seating and soft seating on the A Level and Mezzanine Level of the building.


  • Seats in the open areas of the Sciences Library may be booked for 120 minutes (2 hours) per individual. Back-to-back bookings by a single individual may be canceled. Daily limits are aggregated across the Brown University Library buildings.
  • After 30 minutes, no-show reservations will be canceled.
  • You may book up to seven (7) days in advance, but all reservation requests should be made 24 hours ahead. Walk-up reservations can be made on the same day based upon availability using kiosks at the library entrances, or via your mobile device.
  • Group study rooms are not available for reservation at this time.
  • Food is not permitted in the Library at this time, but personal water bottles are.
  • While you cannot begin a reservation in a red time zone, you may begin a reservation at 8pm that will continue until 9pm.
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