The University of St. Thomas Libraries provides group study space ideal for collaborative work. Sizes and seating capacity vary as does technology, ranging from rooms that have a computer, whiteboard and seating for four, to rooms with a SMART Board, webcam, and seating for eight.
Group study rooms may be reserved by groups of two (2) or more.
Unoccupied rooms may be used without reservation, even for private and individual study, but must be vacated when a group holding a reservation arrives. Please check the reservation grid to see what rooms are available.
Please be respectful of those around you. While group rooms are isolated, loud noises will travel and may disturb others.
Please be respectful of the rooms. Clean up after yourself, including putting furniture back where you got it. Please do not unplug any of the cords to the computer.
Refer to the full guidelines below for group room use at each library.
Each room is different but most provide a computer, large table space and a writing surface such as a whiteboard. (Though some have chalkboards if you want to go old school!) Dry erase markers are available from check-out.
All group study rooms in O’Shaughnessy-Frey (St. Paul) and Keffer (Minneapolis) have a computer. Below are some additionally equipped rooms.
Need a computer desktop your group can spread all their files out on? Room 110 in O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library will suit your needs. Located on the first floor next to Stacks Café.
A large 60 to 70 screen and webcam. Rooms 312B, 421, and 422 in O’Shaughnessy-Frey (St. Paul), and rooms 206A and 206B in Keffer Library (Minneapolis).
A SMART Board and webcam. Rooms 321 and 322 in O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library.
The Video Recording Studio in O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library Room 310 has a height-adjustable SMART Board, video camera, set pieces (chairs and ferns) and more to meet an individual or group's video recording needs.
Keffer Library offers two study rooms (with computers and white boards) that can be reserved online. Maximum capacity of both rooms is 6.
Ireland Library offers one group study room (with a blackboard) on the lower level that can be reserved online. Groups can use the room for a maximum of two hours. Any group study room can be reserved up to two weeks in advance.