Ideal Study Places for Finals

Frederick E. Berry Library

With finals closing in and the struggle of last minute assignments, finding the ideal study place could be the key to your success. There are multiple places on campus you can go to study. The library is one of the many great places to delve into your school work.

The Library is the perfect place for individuals and groups to prepare for final exams and projects. There are over a 1000 seats in multiple setups; round tables, square tables, booths, window seats, and sofas. If you are the type of person who needs complete silence to get work down you should head up to the top floor of the library. The third floor of the library actually has a no speaking policy. If you want to get rid of all distractions or have a large study group you should check out one of the 12 study rooms the library has to offer. The study rooms have whiteboard walls, a large table to spread out on, and a large TV. You can reserve a study room online (through the school website) or in person. Usually, if you walk up to the front desk they will put you on a waiting list. However, around finals week the rooms could be booked for the whole day, so I recommend you book it beforehand.

Monday – Thursday: 7:45am – Midnight

Friday: 7:45am – 8pm

Sunday: Noon – Midnight

Saturday: Noon – 8pm

Starting Sunday, May 6th at Noon the library will be open for 24 hours until

Friday, May 11 (closes at 10pm).

The library isn’t for everyone though. Something that works for your friends won’t necessarily work for you. There are multiple other places on campus that could be your ideal study place.



Residence Halls

If you are the type of person who can study in your own dorm room… I’m jealous. BUT the residence halls also have multiple lounges where you can go to alone or with friends throughout the year. In addition, it never closes. The only thing is you have to be is a resident of the hall or be signed in with a friend.


Starbucks/Dunkin Donuts

Salem State has two places where you can grab coffee and find a table to do work; Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts.

Starbucks is located on Central campus and is attached to Viking hall. Starbucks has multiple tables big and small along with very comfy chairs. The great thing about Starbucks is that it accepts both dining dollars and clipper cash (on top of debit, credit, and cash)!

Starbucks is open:

Monday – Friday: 7am- 10pm

Saturday: 8am – 9pm

Sunday: 10:30am – 6pm

Keep in mind that some clubs/groups host events in Starbucks sometimes.


Dunkin Donuts is located on north campus inside of Meier Hall. Dunkin Donuts has large booths ideal for large study groups and small tables outside of the checkout line. Dunkin Donuts does not accept dining dollars but does take clipper cash (on top of debit, credit, and cash).

Dunkin Donut is Open:

Monday – Friday: 7am – 8:30pm

Sunday – Saturday: Closed


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