I’m back with 5 more study spots—this time off-campus! Check out these ideas for your next study session!
10 Jersey Street
Back at home, I love my local public library and this one reminds me of it so much. It has everything you’d expect a public library to have—study spaces, computers, a sense of community with local residents, and of course, a great selection of books to check out. Much better than Bobst. :)
You can easily sign up for a NYPL library card online or at any NYPL branch as long as you have proof of your New York address (like a package with your address printed on it).
425 6th Avenue
This building looks like a castle from the outside, but it’s actually another branch of NYPL. The interior also feels like a castle with its winding stairwell, stained glass, and overall decor. On the first floor, the children’s section has a cozy reading area. Go upstairs and you’ll find local residents, more books, and ample room for studying. Step into the basement (which was, once upon a time, a place for holding prisoners) and you’ll feel like you’re stepping back in time. Behind the library, you can find the Jefferson Market Garden, which is beautiful on a sunny day. You can also read more about the building’s history here.
126 Crosby St
This bookstore not only sells books, but also features a cafe and tables perfect for studying. It’s one component of Housing Works, a nonprofit that aims to support people affected by HIV and AIDS. Profits from this bookstore/cafe go towards supporting the nonprofit’s mission. While you’re there, check out one of Housing Works’ thrift shops right next door.
There is no shortage of coffee shops around NYC. Whether you like Think Coffee, the Bean, Starbucks, or something else, the vibe you get from a coffee shop can definitely help you study or crank out the last few paragraphs of your paper. I don’t even drink coffee and I still enjoy coming to these places for the atmosphere and snacks. Pictured here is the Think Coffee on Fourth Avenue. I’ve also seen people getting work done at other food places like Liquiteria and Sandwicherie.