New study lounge in Storrs Center’s Barnes & Noble

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The Bartleby Lounge opens inside of Barnes and Noble in Stores Center. It replaces the old Starbucks with a new space on campus where group meetings and study sessions can be held.  Photo by Judah Shingleton/The Daily Campus

The Bartleby Lounge opens inside of Barnes and Noble in Stores Center. It replaces the old Starbucks with a new space on campus where group meetings and study sessions can be held. Photo by Judah Shingleton/The Daily Campus

The Starbucks Cafe in Storrs Center’s Barnes & Noble has been turned into a study lounge, thanks to a decision by Barnes & Noble.

“It was a Starbucks, but we weren’t selling enough at the cafe so we thought a lounge would be better use of the space,” said Barnes & Noble retail associate Corey Welden. 

 The lounge is open from 10-8 p.m on weekdays and from 10-7 p.m on weekends. “The lounge follows the same hours as the store and is open to anyone,” Welden said. 

Bartleby, an educational sister company to Barnes & Noble, funds the lounge in the bookstore. 

“Bartleby is sponsoring the lounge; it is a tutoring company as part of Barnes & Noble,” Welden said. 

Bartleby’s mission is to support student success and provide tutoring resources for a monthly subscription. 

 “Sometimes I get tired of going to the library everyday, and since this lounge is brand new it is a good change of scenery when I need a break from the stress of the library,” said Brittany Jimena, third semester biology major. “And since it is still fairly new it’s not usually crowded.” 


Naiela Suleiman is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at naiela.suleiman@uconn.edu.

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