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Payson Library Spaces

Throughout Payson Library you will find unique spaces offering a range of amenities: specialized computers, delicious caffeinated beverages, living room study areas, concerts, speakers, a variety of collections, and much more. You can also learn about the spaces at our graduate campus libraries.


Academic Center for Excellence

Get help with research, writing, speeches, presentations, and media projects.


digital learning lab

Digital Learning Lab

A collaborative environment for instruction and open study. 

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Genesis Lab

Makerspace with emerging technology including 3D printers and virtual reality rigs

circulation desk

Circulation Desk

Check out books, laptops, course reserve materials, and much more.



Enjoy coffee and snacks to fuel your studies.

student studying

Quiet Study Zones

Quiet study areas are scattered throughout Payson Library.

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Great Books Room

An inspiring setting for students and faculty of the Great Books Program.

room with surfboards

Surfboard Room

Houses a collection of historic surfboards and hosts events.

Special Collections

Boone Special Collections and Archives

Books, archives, and other historic documents that support research in multiple disciplines.

room with books

The Rushford Center (Churches of Christ Heritage Collection)

A repository for the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement and the Churches of Christ.

study rooms

Study Rooms

A recent renovation to Payson Library doubled the number of study rooms available. 

student success center front desk

Student Success Center

Empowering students throughout their academic career.

exhibit gallery

Exhibit Gallery

A rotating exhibit space showcasing objects from our collections and works loaned from artists, collectors, and organizations.