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9 Best Study Spots Near UT Austin

By Allie

With over 40,000 undergraduate students at the University of Texas, it isn’t always easy to find a place to study.

Luckily, there are numerous places both on and off campus that are perfect for students to hit the books. Whether you like a little background noise or total silence, prefer to walk from class or are up for a drive, you’re sure to find a spot that suits your needs. 

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Study floor at Rambler ATX

Rambler’s conference tables on the study mezzanine are perfect for collaborative work.

At Rambler, residents get to enjoy a study mezzanine featuring both private conference rooms and an open study area overlooking the coffee shop and lounge. Additional study rooms are also available throughout the project. However, we know that sometimes you just need to switch up your studying scenery.

To help you explore the variety of locations to get some work done, we’ve created a list of some of our favorite study spots around Austin for UT students.

Top 9 Places to Study Near the University of Texas at Austin

On Campus

The Texas Union

Overlooking the Texas Union from the second floor study space

Photo courtesy of the University Co-op.

Distance from Rambler: 9-minute walk

Address: 2308 Whitis Ave, Austin, TX 78712

Nicknamed the “living room” of campus, the Texas Union is an amazing study spot because of its diverse lounge spaces. From spacious patios to empty meeting rooms, there’s a spot for everyone. Home to various restaurants including Panda Express and Starbucks, the Union is perfect for long-haul study sessions.

Life Science Library

The main room inside the Life Sciences Library at the University of Texas at Austin

Photo courtesy of Randy von Liski.

Distance from Rambler: 11-minute walk

Address: 110 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78705

Located inside of the historic Main Building, the Life Science Library’s exposed wood completes the space’s ‘collegiate’ vibes. This library is great for the student who prefers a quiet setting. Bonus: if you can find an empty seminar classroom down the hall, these are one of the best private study rooms on campus!

Engineering Education and Research Center (EER)

View from the top floor looking into the EER atrium at the University of Texas at Austin

Photo courtesy of the University of Texas at Austin.

Distance from Rambler: 14-minute walk

Address: 2501 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712

Don’t be fooled by the name; although it’s the largest engineering building on campus, students of all majors enjoy studying in the Engineering Education and Research Center. Popular for its open atrium space and modern aesthetic, the building has received numerous awards for its stunning architecture. 

Off Campus

Civil Goat

The goat of Civil Goat Coffee standing on a table outside the shop's front door

Photo courtesy of A Girl From Texas.

Distance from Rambler: 4-minute drive

Address: 3423 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705

Another amazing coffee shop native to Austin, Civil Goat opened their new Guadalupe location in 2020. This spacious spot has plenty of seating both inside and outdoors, not to mention the delicious drinks and pastries. If you’re willing to make the drive out to the Cuernavaca location, you might get to meet Butters, Civil Goat’s friendly mascot!

Austin Central Library

Exterior view of the Austin Central Library

Photo courtesy of Landscape Forms.

Distance from Rambler: 9-minute drive

Address: 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

When we say public library, you may picture a dreary space with fluorescent lighting, but the new Austin Central Library is more than a few dusty bookshelves. In addition to a wide selection of novels, art installations and work spaces, the six-story project features a breathtaking atrium with abstract staircases leading up to a rooftop garden. 

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Medici Roasting

Inside the first floor of Medici Roasting Coffee Shop on Guadalupe across the street from the University of Texas at Austin

Photo courtesy of Medici Roasting.

Distance from Rambler: 9-minute walk

Address: 2222 Guadalupe St B, Austin, TX 78705

Located right on Guadalupe, Medici Roasting is one of the most convenient study spots for students living in West Campus. Medici’s coffee is a favorite among many Longhorns, and the breakfast tacos are a great option if you’re on the go.

Mozart’s Coffee Roasters

Three UT students study with at a picnic table on the deck of Mozart's Coffee Roasters in Austin.

Only a quick drive from campus, Mozart’s is a popular study spot for UT students.

Distance from Rambler: 10-minute drive

Address: 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

Located right on Lake Austin, the gorgeous scenery at Mozart’s is the perfect contrast to a laptop screen. With ample free parking and a seemingly endless selection of pastries, it’s no wonder Mozart’s is one of the most popular outdoor study spots for UT Austin students.

Summer Moon Coffee

Interior of Summer Moon coffee shop in Austin, Texas

Photo courtesy of Summer Moon.

Distance from Rambler: 16-minute drive

Address: 3115 S 1st St #1B, Austin, TX 78704

If you’re looking for Starbucks vibes with a local twist, Summer Moon is a fantastic go-to for many UT students. With over a dozen establishments in and around Austin, the 1st Street location is the original home of Summer Moon’s unique wood-fired coffee and has outdoor seating.

Lola Savannah Coffee Lounge

Interior of Lola Savannah Coffee Lounge in Bee Cave just outside of downtown Austin, Texas

Photo courtesy of Lola Savannah.

Distance from Rambler: 16-minute drive

Address: 6317 Bee Cave Rd #380, Austin, TX 78746

Open every day as late as 11pm, Lola Savannah is popular for students needing to get in some late-night studying. The Westlake location is especially spacious, and it’s known among students for its delicious drinks and pastries.

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We hope that you enjoy this list of a few of our favorite places to study around Austin. If you have any other questions, contact the Rambler team who is always happy to help!

Allie Womack | Rambler Leasing and Marketing Assistant


Allie is a Leasing & Marketing Assistant for Rambler. She is a junior at the University of Texas, majoring in Corporate Communications, with a minor in Business.

September 08, 2022

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