Top Study Spots in Lubbock, TX

Written by The LCU Blogging Team on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 in Campus Resources, Lubbock

Looking for a good place to hit the books? There are plenty of good places on campus and around Lubbock. It’s important to remember that everyone works differently, so determining the best places to study around town isn’t an exact science. However, there are three key ingredients that make a good study spot: internet access, a comfortable work space, and refreshments.

Here are a few places around town that will have you thinking, “10/10, would study here again!”

On-Campus Spots

University Library

It’s no surprise that the University Library right here on campus is first on our list of top places to study. The library has all the resources you need to succeed while studying at LCU. There are plenty of workstations in a peaceful and motivated atmosphere. The team of librarians on-campus are happy to help you access and navigate our large selection of research journals and databases.


If you need to refuel your library study session, there’s a Starbucks right next door to the library. They offer a full menu of coffees, lattes, frappes, and an assortment of signature breakfast pastries. There are a few inside tables to use for school work or study group meetings, but the best of this spot is the outdoor seating.

Student Union Building

The comfy chairs inside the Student Union Building, aka The Sub, are another great place to focus on schoolwork. And when you need a little brain food, the Chap Express has snacks and drinks that are easy to grab on the go.

The Caf

Need more than a snack to fuel your study session? Hit up The Caf! Salvador and the team of chefs at the Caf have a full range of dining options available for you. It can get a bit noisy here, so we recommend this spot for meeting up with a group to exchange notes or work on a project.

Residence Halls

If you are more of a home body, you may prefer to study in your on-campus room. Each LCU residence hall room is equipped with a desk and a chair for you to create your own study space, but we understand it may be tricky to study here if your roommate is home or on a different schedule than you. Be sure to utilize the parlor or computer room in each hall to accomplish some work.

Off-Campus Spots

Lubbock Public Libraries

With four area locations, Lubbock has a great network of public libraries. Each location offers free Wi-Fi and multiple online databases to help you with research. Plus, the public libraries tend to be a bit less crowded during exams, making them a great spot to really get in the zone and focus on your studies.

Market Street on 19th street

That’s right, it’s technically a grocery store, but it’s really so much more. The dining space inside this artisan grocery store has plenty of space, free wifi, coffee, and delicious prepared foods to satisfy all of your snacking needs–plus it’s open 24 hours! Sometimes motivation and inspiration come from unlikely places. Drop into Market Street when you need to add a little extra umph to a project.

Coffee Shops

Lubbock is #blessed with numerous local and unique coffee shops that provide a great environment for studying. Here’s a quick rundown of a few of our favorites.

We love this place because, well, homemade pastries and Saturday breakfasts. And when it comes to coffee, they know their stuff. On top of that, the friendly baristas are happy to educate patrons on technique, new brewing methods, and bean varieties. Finally, the atmosphere is charming and trendy.

Lubbock’s original local coffee shop opened in 1979. Get here early to snag a seat and set up shop amongst several other college students focused on getting great work done. Extra points: they are open until 10pm.

This coffee shop is straight down 19th St. and features lots of indoor seating (with large tables!) and plenty of natural lighting to lift your spirits. Plus the outdoor patio makes a great spot for catching up on class reading on nice days. Sugar Brown’s is also open until 10pm.

If you’re looking for a coffee shop that has access to serene outdoor seating, this is the place for you. Grab a Gold Stripe homemade waffle and fresh latte and sit in the courtyard of Cactus Alley. This shop takes pride in roasting their own beans, showing their investment in your coffee (and study) experience.

Coffee shops are great for studiers who can handle a bustling atmosphere, as they are usually filled with coffee grinding, music, and conversation. It’s important to note that these locations will get busy during midterms and finals.


We want to hear from you! Where is your favorite space to study in Lubbock?

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