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Group Study Rooms

Group Study Rooms Policies and Guidelines

Group Study rooms may be reserved by Students by completing the Reservation Request Form above. Faculty and Staff are requested to use the Events Management System to reserve these rooms. When group study rooms in the library are not reserved they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority given for group use by members of the Goucher Community. Room reservations are either listed in the weekly room schedule or posted daily. If you have any questions about group study rooms or issues with reserving them, please call the Library Administration Office at 410-337-6362.

Some guidelines regarding room reservations and usage in the Library:

  • Reservations can be made by any member of the Goucher Community-staff, faculty, and students-who are undertaking Goucher business. Reservations for private functions, like private parties, need to be made through the Events, Scheduling, and Facility Rentals (410-769-5054).
  • Reservations must be made during the work week (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) in order to be entered into the schedule.
  • When reserving a space, please provide your name, how many in your group, purpose, and class (if applicable).
  • Students can reserve a room for meetings, study groups, or projects, but these reservations cannot exceed three hours.
  • Please try to make room reservations at least 24 hours in advance.
  • If a room is empty, your group may use it on a first-come, first-served basis.  You must vacate a reserved room at the appropriate time.
  • Study rooms may not be reserved for weekly time-slots. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of Library staff.
  • Study room reservations are not accepted during the Reading Period and Finals Week.
  • Rooms are not locked and are available whenever the library is open.
  • Please be courteous to others and recycle or dispose of any trash before you leave.

A group is two or more people, one of whom must be a Goucher student, faculty, or staff member. Groups have priority over individuals, and one member of a group may not "hold" a room for others.

Individuals may be asked to vacate group study rooms when groups are in need of collaborative study space. Individuals seeking a quiet space are encouraged to use the Quiet Floors (2nd or 4th Floor) in the stacks.

*To reserve the Pinkard Room (Ath. 426), please contact Santa Wallace with Community Service at 410-337-6251.

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