The Macaulay building is a fantastic place to study, meet other Macaulay students, attend club events, or just hang out. Check out all the great spaces available to you.
Students are free to use both the reading room and commons area during building hours; no reservation is required. The reading room, with computers and a library, is dedicated to quiet study. The commons area may be used for group projects, large meetings, and social activities. On occasion these areas may be reserved for official functions, in which case students will be directed to other appropriate areas in the building.
The building is open Monday-Friday 7am-11pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-11pm. If the doors are locked when you arrive, please ring the doorbell located just above the left doorknob for access. Everyone needs to present CUNY ID upon entering the building (guests of CUNY students must also present ID). While in the building, all students and guests must follow the Building Use Guidelines.
Reading Room (Main Level)
The Reading Room is intended first and foremost as a quiet study and lounge area. All students should be respectful of students trying to work.
The reading room will be open 24/7 during Finals week to Macaulay Students ONLY.
The following technology is readily available in the Reading Room
Four Mac mini Computers
Microsoft Office 2011
iWork ’09 and iLife ’11 (view software list)
Adobe CC Suite
Audio Feed From Lecture Hall
*Additional services are available upon request and should be made at least 5 business days prior to your event.
Courtyard (2nd Floor)
The 2nd floor courtyard is available to students during normal building hours, until dusk. Please be respectful of any classes or functions which may be going on. If you need assistance accessing the space, please inform Public Safety.
You are free to use the Commons area during building hours; no reservation is required. The commons area may be used for group projects, large meetings, and social activities. While the reading room is reserved for quiet study, the Commons is your “loud lounge” in the building. On occasion this area may be reserved for official functions or classes, please be mindful before entering. Also, ask about our board games!