Rooms and Lockers

Centennial Science & Engineering Library

Centennial Library


Fine Arts & Design Library

Fine Arts & Design Library

Zimmerman Library

Zimmerman Library


Coming January 26th! Adobe Creative Commons in the Zimmerman Library

Adobe Creative Commons


Jim & Mary Lois Friday Hulsman Graduate Commons


Read our Study Rooms & Spaces Policy.

About Rooms & Lockers

Also see our Semester Lairs for graduate students.

Group Spaces: Study Rooms

  • Rooms can seat from 4-6, depending on the room.
  • Reserve up to two hours per day by any current UNM student, faculty, or staff member, up to one week in advance.
  • Reservations MUST be in one-hour increments.
  • Rooms are not locked – no keys required.

Group Spaces: Collaborative Spaces

  • Provide access to specialized software and equipment.
  • Rooms can seat from 12 to 16, depending on the room.
  • Reservation periods vary. Check the schedule.

Two Week Cubbies

  • Locked rooms that current students enrolled in degree-granting programs can reserve for a maximum of two weeks at a time once a month.
  • Contain a desk, chair, and power outlet.
  • Please note that chairs cannot be switched with furniture outside the cubbies

Semester Lockers

  • Use for the whole semester but only during the academic term. 
  • First-come, first-served for current students.  

Library Drop-In Spaces

  • UNM Libraries offer both group and individual drop-in spaces.
  • Drop-in spaces are first-come, first-serve. They do not require a booking nor specific time limitations outside of the library's hours of operation.
  • Centennial Science & Engineering Library
    • Individual Drop-In Study Rooms on the Lower Level 1 and Lower Level 2.
    • DEN1 Large Group Drop-in on Lower Level 1.
  • Zimmerman Library

Semester Lairs

Semester Lairs

Semester Lair Applications for the Fall 2024 semester will be open from August 5 - August 16, 2024.  

Centennial Library: Megan Hattey

Zimmerman Library: Madeline McConnell


 Semester Lairs are reserved:

  • For the length of the semester.
  • By individual graduate students enrolled in a degree-granting program.
    • Semester Lairs are assigned first to doctoral students enrolled in 699 dissertation hours and master's students working on their thesis / final project.
  • During Open Enrollment. Upcoming open enrollment periods are announced at the end of the semester.   

Semester Lair application process:

  • Applicants will be notified about assignments by the end of the open enrollment period.
  • Priority is given to applicants enrolled in dissertation/thesis hours or a program equivalent such as a final project/portfolio. Priority applicants will be assigned a Semester Lair (if one is available).
  • All other applications by graduate students will be evaluated near the end of Open Enrollment in the order they were received.
  • A waiting list will be maintained through the semester. Waiting lists are only good for the current semester; you must re-apply at the start of each semester during Open Enrollment.