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Study Room Policies

The primary purpose of Library Study Rooms is to provide a place for MSMU students to engage in collaborative and cooperative study in small groups.

The MSMU Libraries policies allow library users to make reservations for study rooms in the libraries.
Please respect the following guidelines:

Make a Reservation

  • All current students should make room reservations online. 
  • Room reservations are first-come, first-serve.
  • Study room reservations are available up to 2 weeks in advance.
  • Students may select a time slot and submit reservations using the online calendar.
  • Students who make the room reservations must check their email and click the confirmation link to confirm their reservation within 1 day. To cancel a reservation, students may use the link provided in their room confirmation email.


  • Students seeking to reserve a room must be current MSMU students possessing a current MSMU ID.

Room Reservation Policy

  • Reservations made by groups who are more than 15 minutes late will be forfeited to any other groups who are waiting for a room.
  • All rooms may be reserved for no longer than 4 hours per group, per day.
  • Groups may not extend a room reservation beyond 4 hours. However, they may stay in a room until another group with a valid reservation arrives.
  • Students must be present in the room during the entire reservation. Any materials left abandoned for lengthy periods of time may result in a forfeiture of the room.
  • Students must be prepared to vacate the rooms at the end of the reserved time.
  • Interior rooms at McCarthy Library (Doheny) may be reserved for use only during the libraries' regular open hours. These rooms must be completely vacated 5 minutes before library closing.

Additional Room Guidelines

  • Students are responsible for the room and its contents.
  • The MSMU Libraries are not responsible for personal belongings; never leave belongings unattended in study rooms.
  • Any unattended items will be retrieved and held by MSMU Security.
  • Study rooms are not soundproof; users should be courteous to other library patrons and maintain a respectful noise level.
  • All library policies (including those dealing with food, drink, and noise levels) apply to study rooms.
  • Rooms must be left in good order for the next group; please throw out all trash.

Maximum room capacity is determined by fire and safety regulations and may not be exceeded at any time.

Thank you for your cooperation and your help in making the library a respectful learning environment.

Please consult with library staff if you have any questions.


Study Room Instructions

How do I reserve a study room?

  1. Select a time slot and submit a reservation. (Available up to 2 weeks in advance.)
  2. IMPORTANT! Check your email and click the confirmation link to confirm your reservation within 1 day.
  3. To cancel a reservation, use the link provided in your confirmation email.
  4. Arrive within 15 minutes of your reservation time.
  5. Leave your room in good order for the next person.

Happy studying!

Reserve a Study Room