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Best Study Spots on or Around Campus

Finding space to relax and study are crucial to success in medical school. We asked our students where they like to study.

outside of the Sally T. Wong Avery Library building

Library Hours

The Sally T. WongAvery Library is located near the corner of Gilman Drive and Osler Lane. Library hours are:

Sunday: Noon – 8:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed

Library Resources

Student Lounge

"I like to study at the student lounge in the Medical Education and Telemedicine (MET) building. I like to make a cup of tea in the kitchen and play some ping pong or pool when taking a break. It’s also relatively empty and quiet outside of regular class hours."

MET Building in the evening


"Anywhere outside! Sometimes outside Club Med or the outdoor tables at grad housing."

The Beach

"I have recently invested in a beach studying setup. I have an umbrella for shade, a chair and a lap tray so that I can memorize the side effects of my favorite medications while soaking up some sun. Best part? UC San Diego WiFi reaches the beach that is adjacent to the Scripps Pier and you can catch a bus there from campus right after class to minimize parking troubles."

M.O.M.'s Cafe

Located at Muir College, M.O.M.'s Cafe features fair-trade, organic coffee, premium teas and fresh local pastries (Bread & Cie). One student says, it's "the coziest coffee shop on campus, with delicious drinks!"

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Clear coffee mug filled next to a croissant

Pinpoint Cafe

Offering unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean, Pinpoint Cafe's By the Sea location is a tranquil spot to study and get a tasty treat while enjoying the views and ocean air.

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