The Brandeis School of Law Library includes two floors: A ground floor meeting area, and a top floor designed for Quiet Study. Stacks of law resources fill the center of Quiet Study, and 30 Study Pods line the entire perimeter. This smart design capitalizes on the low-traffic alleys around the stacks to further enhance the pod’s refuge qualities. Individual pods provide cozy workspace for the times that students need to focus independently.
We met with Kurt Metzmeier, Interim Law Library Director, who told us that students use the ground floor for group meetings, where they collaborate, debate and yell, like lawyers do! Then go to the upstairs pods with acoustical panels, when they need quiet focus.