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Due to COVID-19, maximum occupancy for library rooms and spaces has been decreased to help with social distancing. New guidelines and maximum capacities are list below:

  • Room 104 (Multipurpose Room): 20 people
  • Room 132 (Training Center): 16 people
  • Room 159 & 160 (Collaboration Rooms): 2 people per room
  • Room 231 (Group Study Room): 2 people
  • Room 155 (Practice Presentation Room): 4 people
  • Collaboration Stations: 2 people per station
  • 2nd Floor quiet zone: 2 people per table
  • Bike Stations: 1 person, only 2 bikes are available

If you have additional questions, please contact us at or 254-968-9450.

Rooms and Spaces

The Dick Smith Library provides various spaces to meet your study and meeting needs. These areas include quiet spaces, first-come, first-served study rooms, collaboration tables, and reservable study and meeting rooms. In addition to the spaces highlighted below, the library provides seating, study tables, and desktop computers throughout the library.

You can now reserve many library spaces yourself using our online Room Reservation System.

Please call the Circulation Desk at 254-968-9450 if you need help or have any questions.

Group Study Rooms

Rooms 225 & 231 (Reservable)
  • Room 225 seats up to 8 people
  • Room 231 seats up to 6 people
Rooms 226 - 230 & 233 - 239 (First come, first served)
  • Each room seats up to 6 people
Rooms A to E - (First come, first served)
  • Equipped with computer and display
  • Seats up to 4 people
  • Located near the Upper Level Quiet Zone

Presentation Practice Room

  • Located on the Main Level, room 155.
  • Seats up to 6 people
  • Equipped with presenter computer station, projector, and Smartboard.

Multi-purpose Meeting Room

  • Seats up to 46 people with tables or 70 people without tables
  • Equipped with presenter computer station, projector, SmartBoard, speakers, camera, and TV

Library Training Center

  • Hands-on computer access
  • Seats up to 33 people
  • Equipped with presenter computer station, SmartBoard, projector, camera, speakers, phone, and 33 desktop computers, including one ADA station
Tarleton student in an individual study room on their laptop

Individual Study Rooms

  • Located on the Upper Level
  • All first come, first served
Students studying in the Quiet Zone

Quiet Zone

  • Located in the back of the Upper Level
  • Patrons are asked to remain quiet and refrain from talking while in the Quiet Zone

Library Learning Commons

  • Collaborative space located on the Main Level
  • Includes desktop computers, study tables and chairs, laptop vending machine, collaboration tables, access to assistance from library staff and learning commons partners
Three students working together in a collaboration room

Collaboration Tables & Rooms

Collaboration Tables - (First come, first served)
  • Located on the Main and Lower Levels
  • First come, first served
  • Tables are equipped with an on-board computer and cables for connecting your device to the display
  • Cable adaptors/dongles are available for checkout from the Circulation Desk
Collaboration Rooms 159 & 160 - (Reservable)
  • These two (2) collaboration rooms are next to the Main Level printing center.
  • Seats up to 8 people
  • Equipped with a large TV screen, on-board computer, HDMI cables to allow for laptop viewing on the larger screen, and glare-resistant white boards
  • Reserved for a maximum of four (4) hours at a time
  • During the week of finals for the fall and spring semesters, these rooms will not be available for reserve and will operate on a first come, first served basis