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Old 11-20-2012, 12:21 PM
 
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I've recently started studying for the GRE and have been studying at the Johnson Public Library in Hackensack, NJ (which is where I am from).

There really aren't too many places to study around here, although I will sometimes study at the Barnes & Noble bookstore at Riverside Square Mall. Only problem with them is that they don't have outlets for the laptops. I'm assuming to avoid idling customers around the Starbucks Coffee Shop.

I do enjoy studying at JPL, but most of the time, I've noticed a lot of vagabonds come here to hang out. No offense to them, but sometimes they are just a little too loud (cursing), come in drunk, or cause scenes upon entering and exiting the Library. For example: Today a drunkard man came in who could barely walk and fell right next to my table. Everyone asked if he was okay, but he was extremely loud and made a big scene.

I've considered traveling the area and going to other Libraries to see if they will different/better, but haven't done so as of yet.

Can anyone recommend coffee shops, libraries, etc. to study that have Wi-Fi and a "study" conducive atmosphere?

**Sandy has left me working remotely, but I currently live with a large family and think its best to study/work away from the home - since I don't have a work office or space to myself.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:25 PM
 
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Barnes & Noble in Paramus have free Wi-Fi and power to charge.

Otherwise I recommend you going to Bergen Community College's library, which is AMAZING.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:33 PM
 
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Barnes & Noble in Paramus have free Wi-Fi and power to charge.

Otherwise I recommend you going to Bergen Community College's library, which is AMAZING.
I didn't even know Paramus had a B&N. I'm going to Google it.

I was considering studying at BCC, and that will be a last resort IF I don't find anything else.

Thank you for your suggestions!
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Randolph, NJ
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I hear there is wifi at the Garden State Plaza - should be a quiet weekend there.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:07 PM
 
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any public library. Mahwah library is big and nice and quiet. Also Dunkerhook Park in Paramus is nice and quiet.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:44 PM
 
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I didn't even know Paramus had a B&N. I'm going to Google it.

I was considering studying at BCC, and that will be a last resort IF I don't find anything else.

Thank you for your suggestions!
Paramus B & N is located on Rt 17 S. It's closed on Sundays though (Unlike Hackensack's which is open).
They have the comfortable chairs that Hackensack's B & N removed

I do recommend BCC's library though...
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:45 PM
 
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I hear there is wifi at the Garden State Plaza - should be a quiet weekend there.
Fridays and Saturdays are very crowded, but the mall thankfully is closed on Sundays
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:00 PM
 
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I can't offer any suggestions about where to study as I am from Middlesex County, but I just wanted to wish you good luck on the GRE!
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:43 AM
 
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If the FDU library is open to the public, I would try that.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:29 AM
 
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I hear there is wifi at the Garden State Plaza - should be a quiet weekend there.
Hardly!

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I can't offer any suggestions about where to study as I am from Middlesex County, but I just wanted to wish you good luck on the GRE!
Thank you!! Have you taken it?

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If the FDU library is open to the public, I would try that.
Wow. Why didn't I think of this?! Same exact city also, so it won't be a long drive. Thanks.
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