Bert's Café is the perfect place to study, converse with friends, conduct meetings, or simply relax with a cup of hot coffee or a tasty treat. The location in the foyer of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library
allows for ease of access to coffee, snacks, or meals while studying in the library. See the University Unions page
for café hours and menu. Seating in the cafe and lounge area is open during the hours of the library building
Bert’s Study Lounge, located in the Shapiro Library Lobby, is an inviting space intended to support collaborative and peer learning. Users can engage with technology to accomplish their academic goals as well as see how others have used these resources in a creative, informal and fluid learning atmosphere that combines expertise, technology, and resources.
Bert's Café and Study Lounge are named after their benefactor, Bertram J. Askwith (LSA '31), who gave this gift to the Library to celebrate his centennial year. The bird motif featured on the walls reflects John James Audubon's Birds of America