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Group Study Rooms

The Library has seven rooms available for group study and discussion. All rooms are equipped with white-boards, and some with LCD displays.

We are unable to accept reservations by phone or more than one day in advance.

See also:
Quiet Study Areas

Group study rooms are for student use only; rooms are not available to law students; if you are a law student, please use the study rooms available in the Doraine Zief Law Library.

In order to provide fair access and use to students on campus, the following policies apply:

  1. Group Study RoomsReservations must be made in person at the Circulation Service desk at the entrance of the library. A USF ID must be shown. Group Study Room reservations are a library service and require a library card.
  2. Reservations cannot be made by phone nor by a third party (i.e., someone outside the group).
  3. Reservations can be made no more than one business day in advance.
  4. Reservations are taken for groups only, not for individuals (with the exception of VHS tape viewing). A group is two or more people.
  5. Reservations are limited to one group per day (i.e., only one room, for one group, for one 2-hour time slot within a calendar day).
  6. Reservations can be made by individuals or groups for the purpose of viewing Course Reserve videocasettes.
  7. Group study rooms may be used without making a reservation, but groups with reservations have priority. Students are free to enter and use rooms or to stay past their reserved time. However, a group with a reservation may ask those without one to vacate the room.

Multimedia Capabilities

Room Number Video Tape Player LCD Displays
(for connecting to laptop computer)
209   ✔ 60" TV monitor with USF cable
210   ✔ two 40" monitors

Campus Alternatives

If the library cannot accommodate your group study needs, there are other locations on campus, such as the Center for Academic and Student Achievement (CASA) in the University Center.

If you have a group planning or preparing for an on-campus event (i.e., not class-related work) for which you need a room, please check with Events Management in the McLaren Center.