Find the Best Reading and Study Spots in Chapel Hill, NC

It's easy to find great places to read around Shortbread Lofts, the best apartments near UNC Chapel Hill.

Whether you're trying to study from a textbook, scan a text on your e-reader, or sit down with a worthy novel, the neighborhood has a variety of ideal spots to sit down and read.

Choose the locale that best suits your mood and need:

FOR A COFFEE HOUSE VIBE: COCO BEAN COFFEE + TEA

This place is incredibly cozy and has the perfect ambiance for sitting down with some great literature. The locally-roasted coffee is delicious and highly-reviewed, and the tea and specialty drinks are a hit as well.

FOR A QUIET AND STUDIOUS VIBE: THE CHAPEL HILL PUBLIC LIBRARY

Maybe you work best in relative quiet and surrounded by stacks of books. The Chapel Hill Public Library offers a change of scenery from the library on campus, making it a great place to shake up your routine.

Unlike most public libraries, this library is open seven days a week, which means that it is available whenever you need to study.

FOR AN OUTDOORSY VIBE: UMSTEAD PARK

Maybe you love nothing more than sitting outside while you read, with the fresh air all around you. Then you'll enjoy the beautiful surroundings at Umstead Park, which features quiet benches and places to immerse yourself in your reading.

If you want to make a day out of it, bring a picnic lunch and sit at one of the picnic areas, then grab your book(s) and take a little stroll in between the pages.

Maximize your student experience with a great place to call home while you're at UNC Chapel Hill. Contact us at Shortbread Lofts and learn more about our gorgeous residential student housing.

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