While you might not be a person who wants to study in a library, the library is an important part of any college campus. You will need to use the library to research assignments given by your professors and many professors put required course material on reserve in the library. And when you have a big test the next day and your roommate decides to host “reggae night” for the floor, you might not think the library is such a bad place.
The library also can give you a window to the academic soul of a campus. No one in the library after 4:00 in the afternoon? This is not an academically focused college. What are the hours of the college. If the library closes at 10:00 at night this is also not a college where academics are paramount.
U.S. News recently wrote about the “4 Reasons Why the Library Should Affect Your College Choice.” There are some good points made in the article and I would recommend that you read it before your next college visit.
The college library is one more thing for you to consider in the search for the right college for you.