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Edward P. Evans Hall: Libraries and Study Spaces

It's the first week of classes in Edward P. Evans Hall, and Yale SOM students are finding their way around the building—and that includes locating a new favorite study spot. Within the new campus, there are three distinct spaces on three separate floors that allow for quiet study, collaborative research, and media-intensive collaboration or presentations.

Ross Library

"Our old campus had a lack of quiet study space, with many students leaving campus in order to study," said Jimmy Holloran '14. "In Evans Hall, there are many spaces that allow for both quiet individual study, such as the Kenney Reading Room, as well as the more social spaces on the first floor."

Here is an overview of three dedicated spaces for students that are used for research, study, and collaboration in the new Edward P. Evans Hall.

Ross Library and Kenney Reading RoomWilbur Ross Library

The library provides seating for 80 students engaged in individual study, quiet collaboration, and research.  An SOM librarian hosts daily hours during the week, providing guidance and consultation to students. The library is a gift of Wilbur L. Ross YC ’59.  

Kenney Reading Room

The reading room provides seating for 24 students engaged in individual quiet study. It floats 24 feet above the Ross Library and offers views east across Whitney Avenue toward the rest of the Yale campus and west towards the Evans Hall courtyard and beyond.  This space is a gift of Carol and Jerome P. Kenney YC ’63.  

McNay Media Center

Located on the first floor looking out onto Whitney Avenue, the McNay Media Center is home to a variety of electronic resources for student research, including 10 Bloomberg terminals and iMacs loaded with production software, as well as general work stations. The focal point of the room is a video wall formed by 16 video screens, which can be used for teaching, research, collaboration, and other activities. The room is a gift of Joseph C. McNay YC ’56.