Do you find yourself googling “Best places to study near me”, then we have you covered!!!
The school year is upon us and as you or the littles are heading back to class, you may be wondering where you can go to find an urban oasis perfect for studying or writing. You could like the commotion, or you might prefer a peaceful area away from the crowd. Fortunately, Houston has a tonne of excellent study spots that include shady patios, cozy sofas, free Wi-Fi, and delicious food to help you get in the studying mood.
Whether you are looking for 24-hour study places, free places to study, places to study in downtown or anything else. Count on us to bring you a little bit of everything from happening cafes to empty libraries- we’ll include something for everyone.
Read more below for our big list of the best places to study in Houston:
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Best Places to Study in Houston – Libraries and Bookstores
Libraries are always some of the best place places to study in Houston, thanks to their quiet setting. Here are some of our favorites.
Looscan Neighborhood Library
Part of the Houston Public Library system, this location offers private study and meeting rooms upstairs as well as a slew of programs for the community like a weekly Story Time. Keep in mind, parking is extremely limited so the best time to visit is close to opening hours.
Hours of Operation: Monday & Tuesday: 10 am – 6 pm | Wednesday: 12 pm – 8 pm | Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm | Friday: 1 pm – 5pm | Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm | Sunday: Closed
Located at: 2510 Willowick Rd, Houston, TX 77027, United States
Looking for “quiet places to study near me”? Check out this place. One of the most beautiful libraries in Houston is also open to the public. Be aware that books cannot be checked out from the library but you can print a small amount of copies or scan pages to a USB drive.
Open From: Monday, Wednesday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm | Tuesday: 9 am – 9 pm | Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Where: 14130 Hargrave Rd, Houston, TX 77070, United States
You’ll want to go to the second floor to find the library as the first floor is dedicated to exhibits and preserving the school rooms. There are plenty of quiet tables to sit and study as the library is usually pretty empty. Like all HPL locations, they also offer free Wi-Fi.
Timings: Tuesday – Saturday: 1 pm – 4 pm | Sunday & Monday: Closed
Location: 1300 Victor St, Houston, TX 77019, United States
This Rice Campus library has a ton of cubicles, tables, and study rooms all with outlets for you to plug in your computer. Be aware that paid parking is limited and might require 10- 15 minutes of walking.
Timings: Tuesday – Thursday: 7 am – 9 pm | Friday: 7 am – 6 pm | Saturday, Sunday & Monday: Closed
Location: 6100 South Main Street, Houston, TX 77005, United States
One of the larger libraries on this list, this location is on University of Houston’s downtown campus. Visitors can take advantage of the open, unsecured wireless network but you’ll want to bring your own computer as their spots fill up fast. There is a snack area on the first floor and seven other floors to choose from.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday: 8 am – 10 pm | Friday: 8 am – 6 pm | Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm | Sunday: 1 pm – 10 pm
Located at: 4333 University Dr, Houston, TX 77204, United States
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Best Places to Study Houston – Outdoor Spots
Want to get outdoors to do your schoolwork? Here are some of the best outdoor places to study in Houston. Also check out our post on the Best Parks in Houston!
This is the solution to your repetitive search for “24 hour places to study near me”. Levy Park also offers free Wi-Fi park-wide. There are a few seating areas as well as a lot of green space for you to spread out on a blanket. There are also several restaurants nearby or you can bring your own picnic.
Timings: Open at all times
Location: 3801 Eastside St, Houston, TX 77098, United States
One of the most relaxing places inside Houston city limits, the Japanese Gardens at Hermann Park are always free. There are a few shady benches to sit and read or overlook the koi ponds and the park is usually pretty quiet and empty.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday: 9 am – 6 pm
Located at: 6000 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030, United States
This expansive park in Humble has two sides. The botanic gardens offer a serene backdrop for reading and writing as well as several benches and shady areas throughout the park. On the opposite side of the road lies playgrounds and trails with several tables and benches.
Open From: Monday – Sunday: 8 am – 8 pm
Where: 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd, Humble, TX 77338, United States
This is your place for late night study spots in Houston. Just across from the Contemporary Arts Museum (always free!) lies the tranquil statues and sculptures of the Cullen Sculpture Garden. The green space with works by master artists has plenty of shady areas to sit and read or write peacefully.
Timings: Open at all times
Location: Calumet St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
Houston’s biggest and best urban park is also the first park to offer free Wi-Fi to the public. This is one of the best “study spots near me”. The park is full of shady areas, plenty of seating, and public art. Plus, you can take a quick study break an engage in any of their programs and activities.
Open From: Monday – Sunday: 6 am – 11 pm
Where: 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010, United States
The meditative chapel and art gallery is so quiet, you can hear your heart beat. Visits to the Rothko Chapel are free and open to the public so long as you respect the guidelines. The reflection pool and next door public park also offer respite and solitude for those who need to study their notes.
Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm | Sunday: 10 am – 10:30 am, 12:30 pm – 6 pm | Monday: Closed
Located at: 3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX 77006, United States
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Best Study Spots in Houston – Coffee Shops & Cafes
Coffee shops and studying have always gone hand in hand. There are lots of great options in Houston. We have posted about the 10 Best Local Coffee Shops in Houston. And here are some great cafes for getting ready for your next big test.
Delicious coffee, lattes, and espresso are available here. For those who don’t drink coffee, we also offer beer and wine. Visit us and relax at the ironworks. Wait till you see Ironworks’ whole architectural design.
When: Monday – Saturday: 6 am – 9 pm | Sunday: 7 am – 8 pm
Located at: 711 Milby St #35, Houston, TX 77023, United States
This small- batch specialty coffee roaster has two locations- one in the Heights, and one on Main Street. You can also find their coffee in other coffee houses all over town. They offer a variety of seating options from comfy couches to bar seating to small tables.
Open From: Monday – Sunday: 7 am – 7 pm
Where: 242 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008, United States
This coffee shop also supports the fight against human trafficking so you can feel good about getting your caffeine fix. They offer a small variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options as well as coffee and smoothies. There is also plenty of seating and free Wi-Fi.
Timings: Monday – Saturday: 7:30 am – 8 pm | Sunday: 7:30 am – 5 pm
Location: 1111 E 11th St, Houston, TX 77009, United States
This European style café offers huge American plates and rich desserts. There is plenty of seating inside and out and their shady patio is dog-friendly and has umbrella tables to keep you cool. They also offer free Wi-Fi.
Open From: Sunday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 10 pm | Friday & Saturday: 7:30 am – 11 pm
Where: 1732 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098, United States
Located in Historic Eastwood, the laid back atmosphere is perfect for those looking to study and also get a great meal. The café offers free Wi-Fi and you can get anything from a latte to ice cold draught beer. It’s often pretty quiet but they offer free live music frequently so check their schedule before you head out.
Open From: Monday – Friday: 7 am – 9 pm | Saturday: 8 am – 9 pm | Sunday: 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: 708 Telephone Rd, Houston, TX 77023, United States
This café off the beaten path lies in a former warehouse so it has plenty of space. Their food is well known to be delicious as well as their coffee and other drinks. They have mostly picnic- style seating so you’ll probably be sharing a table with someone else or you can bring the whole study group!
Timings: Monday – Friday: 7 am – 4 pm | Saturday & Sunday: 8 am – 5 pm
Location: 1100 Elder St, Houston, TX 77007, United States
They have community style tables as well as bar seating, Wi-Fi, and plenty of outlets. They’re known for their delicious coffee and desserts but they also have great soul food and other foodie cuisine. They also offer freshly squeezed juices and adult beverages.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 8 am – 11 pm | Saturday & Sunday: 9 am – 11 pm
Located at: 2001 Commerce St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
This modern and eclectic eatery and coffee shop offers food, coffee, and wine. They have eclectic seating, plenty of outlets, and free wifi- plus outdoor patio. There are also vegan and vegetarian options.
Timings: Monday – Sunday: 6:30 am – 10 pm
Location: 4504 Graustark St, Houston, TX 77006, United States
This Latin- inspired coffee house offers everything from the traditional latte to horchata and other juices. They have a small bites menu including vegan and meat-filled tamales. Their seating is extra comfy with both couches and small tables. There is also a patio with umbrella tables for you to soak up the sun.
Open From: Monday – Friday: 7 am – 9 pm | Saturday & Sunday: 7:30 am – 9 pm
Where: 2602 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77006, United States
This coffee house offers locally roasted brews, smoothies, pastries, and sandwiches. Their Friday mornings are pretty busy so if you need a slower, quieter study spot, go on a different day. If you need a study break, you can borrow any of their board games or card sets.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday: 7 am – 3 pm
Located at: 9002 Chimney Rock Rd Suite F, Houston, TX 77096, United States
Open every day, Slowpokes offers coffee, beer, wine, and bites in a relaxing atmosphere. They offer plenty of seating and outlet plugs, plus free Wi-Fi. Sometimes the music can be a little noisy so bring your noise-cancelling headphones if you want more quiet.
Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 7 am – 9 pm | Wednesday & Friday: 7 am – 10 pm | Saturday: 8 am – 10 pm | Sunday: 8 am – 9 pm
Located at: 1203 W 34th St Suite D, Houston, TX 77018, United States
It is a modern, bright coffee shop that serves pastries, frozen sweets, and espresso beverages. This location is a must-try if you’ve been searching everywhere for “study places near me.”
When: Monday – Saturday: 6 am – 9 pm | Sunday: 7 am – 8 pm
Where: 3995 Richmond Ave. Ste A, Houston, TX 77027, United States
This was our list of the best Houston Study Spots. Let us know if you have any recommendations in the comments section below.
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