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The University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus (UPRRP) may seem large and intimidating, but the reality is that it has many comfortable spaces to study and chill. Maybe it’s your first year as a college student and you still don’t dare to venture out to look for new study spots. Here I present all the libraries on campus available for you to visit whenever you want or need one!

Always remember to bring a jacket or hoodie with you because it is very cold in all of these libraries.

Note: All libraries suspend their services 15 minutes before closing time.

1. Biblioteca José M. Lázaro

You probably already know the Lázaro library because it is one of the buildings in front of the main entrance to campus. This is a library equipped with a lot of space that you can use accompanied by your classmates or individually in the cubicles.


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Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 pm.

Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 pm.

2. Biblioteca Santiago Iglesias, Escuela de Arquitectura

The Santiago Iglesias Library was created in 1966, jointly with the School of Architecture of the University of Puerto Rico. In this space, you can combine academic tasks with a comfortable and light space. Here you can find the necessary resources to enrich your knowledge.

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Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 pm.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

3. Biblioteca Escuela de Derecho

This library is highly frequented until late at night by all types of students. Here you get the best atmosphere of silence and concentration, they also lend books and have a conference room.

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Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays: 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

4. Biblioteca de la Facultad de Administración de Empresas

This space was established in 1983, when rooms that were originally designed as classrooms were re-designed as a library. It is located on the first (O #109) and second floor (O #210) of the Juan José Osuna building. The first floor has individual study rooms and sectional study cubicles. On the second, they have tables, rooms with computers, and printing services.

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Monday to Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

5. Biblioteca Monserrate Santana de Palés de la Escuela Graduada de Trabajo Social

The Monserrate Santana de Palés Library is the only Social Work library in Puerto Rico and has services such as 4 group study rooms with capacity for 2-6 people, computers with connection to the UPR system base, 32 cubicle spaces for individual study, and facilities for people with functional diversity.

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Monday to Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday: Closed.

6. BIBLioteca Dr. Rafael Picó de la Escuela Graduada de Planificación

It is one of the most modern Libraries in the Library System, with excellent equipment and facilities; a group room, individual study areas, and an environment that encourages study and research. This space is located on the sixth floor of the Central Tower, in Plaza Universitaria. From that height, you can see a beautiful view of the tower of the Río Piedras campus.

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Monday to Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

7. Biblioteca Angel Quintero Alfaro de la Facultad de Estudios Generales

The Angel Quintero library is located to the west of the campus, on the first floor of the Domingo Marrero Navarro building. They provide individual guidance services in the preparation of bibliographies and written works, a coin-operated photocopy machine, and lend computers with Internet access for academic use.

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Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday: Closed.

8. Biblioteca Gerardo Sellés Solá de la Facultad de Educación

The Gerardo Sellés Solá Library offers services primarily to students, teachers, and staff of the Faculty of Education. It offers consultations with library staff, individual study spaces, computers for research, and group study rooms.

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Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 pm.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 pm.

Saturday: Closed.

These are some study and comfortable spaces you can use to sit down or get some homework done. Some are more frequently visited than others, and provide different environments for you to pick and gain different experiences!

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Milyarielix Dávila Vélez is a writer for Her Campus Rio Piedras Chapter. Simultaneously, she is completing her bachelor's degree in journalism and public relations at the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras Campus. She likes to write and share about her experiences and knowledge so that readers learn new things and maybe even identify with some of her stories! Beyond Her Campus, Milyarielix works in customer service. She loves talking to everyone and exchanging ideas which helps her to be more creative and analytical. In addition, she is part of The National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Association of University Publicists and Public Relations. Some of Milyarielix's hobbies are participating in workshops that encourage professional and personal growth. She also enjoys activities like beach cleaning, bird watching, road trips, and going thrifting to find hidden gems. She is a lover of animals and dreams of becoming a rescuer one day, meanwhile, she helps non-profit organizations that are dedicated to saving the lives of abandoned animals. She is passionate about fashion and hanging out with her friends, but most of all she will make sure to always have a good time no matter what!