Do you miss having a quiet place to study free from pets, kids, and noisy roommates? Are you preparing to take the bar and keep getting interrupted in the middle of a cram session? Normally, the McGeorge library would be the first place students turn to. However, with COVID-19 likely keeping much of the campus shuttered for the next few months (at least), students must now look to outside services. In Sacramento, there are many co-working spaces outside McGeorge that offer a quiet place for students to work alone or with small study groups.

One location that’s popular with current students is the aptly named co-working office, The Spot. Located on 12th Street and under a mile from Capitol Park, The Spot provides a quiet space for students and working professionals alike. Be sure to ask about the student rate for a monthly desk ($60/month), which isn’t advertised online.

In Midtown you can find The Trade Coffee & Coworking. Although it’s a bit pricier than the other co-working spaces we list here, the office does provide a slew of amenities and is even pet-friendly for anyone who just can’t leave their furry friend behind. It’s an appealing option for anyone who wants to spend some time in Midtown.

Looking for something closer to campus? Just a few blocks east of McGeorge and overlooking Broadway is Capsity Coworking. With free WiFi and printing, snacks and drinks, and a discount at Buffalo Pizza & Ice Cream, Capsity provides a great space to buckle down and hit the books. They are also a pet-friendly office, like The Trade Coffee & Coworking. Perhaps best of all, the student rate for this office is only $48/month. Plus, there are some great eateries in the area when it’s time to refuel.

If none of the above spaces pique your interest but you’re still interested in finding a rental study space, check out sites like LiquidSpace or Davinci to find something that fits your needs. Most offices will provide commitment-free tours for interested individuals, so you don’t have to worry about getting locked into anything before seeing your future work area in-person.