When looking for a relaxing place to study, Ikeda Library has several options across each of our floors. Find a spot for yourself or for your group to meet to work together. The study rooms are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis; Group Study Rooms are available for reservation. Please note that during our closure, the rooms are not available.
The first floor of the library is actually its basement. Down here you can find the ESL, Ikeda, and serials collections.
The first floor quiet study room.
The second floor is our main floor, complete with our reference desk, printer/copier room, library computers and workstations, and the 24 Hour Study Room.
Computers for student use next to the reference desk.
The 24 Hour Study Room is a study hot-spot for Soka students. Open 24 hours a day and adjacent to the library's main foyer, this is a great place to work on research, papers, and course readings.
The third floor of the library houses the main circulation collection, the DVD collection, the young adult and children's sections, and multiple areas for quiet study.
The third floor has four private study rooms for student use only. These study rooms are frequently used in the evening hours by foreign language tutors.
The fourth floor hosts Ikeda Library's Grand Reading Room, which has been the site for lectures, book signings, receptions, class discussions, study groups, naps -- and lots of reading! It is open to SUA students, faculty, and staff past 5 PM if previous reservations are made for the room at the Circulation Desk via a reserve request.
Study room #461 on the 4th floor is reserved for the SUA community.
Study rooms are for use by a person or group viewing a video. Study rooms on the 3rd floor and room #461 on the 4th floor are reserved for the SUA community. The group study room on the 1st floor may be used by the general public. The study rooms are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
SUA students, faculty, and staff are asked to limit their use of study rooms to 3 hours at a time if other groups are waiting. The general public using the 1st floor study room will be asked to surrender the room after 1 hour from the time of occupancy if other patrons are waiting. A room left unoccupied for 30 minutes is considered abandoned. Any items left in the room will be turned over to campus security.
The seats in the 24-hour study room on the 2nd/main floor are reserved for the SUA community, primarily for the students. A copier/scanner is available for SUA students’ use.
Lockers in 24-hour Study Room
To reserve the Grand Reading Room for campus events, the request form must be submitted in advance. The same library policies apply to these rooms; no food and drinks are allowed in these rooms. After the event is over, all chairs and tables must be put back to the original setting.