This highly depends on your noise tolerance level. It is great for groups to work on the first floor of Moffit library, since the noise level is relatively low and it is not faux pas to speak. Most other libraries are completely silent, so you just want to target a time when you can grab a seat: earlier in the morning or on an off-day when there aren't midterms. Free Speech Movement cafe in the Moffit library is always full, and is very noisy. So, as you might have surmised, it really isn't worth the effort. There are quite a few other cafes that are alright, but you may have to tolerate some stuffiness. On a nice day, I recommend sitting out on Memorial Glade and soaking in the sun while you read.
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