The Commons Area near the entrance of Rudolph Matas Library is available for socialization and study during normal business hours. Talking is acceptable near the Library Services Desk and the Commons Area. Please be considerate with phone calls and conversations. Remember to consider the privacy of patients and their families in your discussions.

Group and relaxed study is encouraged in this area. Study guides (short term check out - 2 days), Ready Reference materials, and a leisure collection of current magazines and newspapers is kept in this area. A phone and coffee area is also available in the Matas Commons. Users seeking a quiet area might wish to consider the 24/7 Quiet Area or study areas on the Mezzanine.

Exhibit cases with items and topical displays of interest from the Matas Special Collections are in the Matas Commons Area. Social events may be scheduled for Homecoming, class reunions, and other Tulane events in this area.