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Group Study Rooms

Reserve and use a group study room in the library

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.

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Room use

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.

What’s provided

Basics

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.

media:scape with dual monitors

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.

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Conference room style

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).

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SMART Board room

A SMART Board and webcam. Rooms 321 and 322 in O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library.

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Full responsible use guidelines

O'Shaughnessy-Frey (OSF) Library - St. Paul Campus

  • Rooms can be reserved by groups of two or more people.
  • Groups can reserve a room for a maximum of two hours per day.
  • Rooms can be reserved up to two weeks in advance.
  • Unscheduled groups must vacate a room when a scheduled group arrives. Groups lose their right to the room if they do not claim it within ten minutes of their scheduled time.
  • Persons studying alone may use a group study room if open, but priority is given to groups of two or more.
  • Group study rooms are not to be used for regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Please use only dry erase markers on the whiteboards; you can check out a set at the Circulation Desk on the first floor.

Quiet vs. working study floors in OSF Library:

  • Floors designated as Quiet Study are Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4.
  • Floors designated as Working Study are Sublevel, Lower Level, and Level 1.

Keffer Library - Minneapolis Campus

Keffer Library offers two study rooms (with computers and white boards) that can be reserved online. Maximum capacity of both rooms is 6.

  • Rooms can be used by one or more people.
  • Groups can use a room for a maximum of two hours.
  • Rooms can be reserved up to two weeks in advance.
  • Unscheduled groups must vacate a room when a scheduled group arrives. Groups lose their right to the room if they do not claim it within ten minutes of their scheduled time.
  • Group study rooms are not to be used for regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Quieter study is downstairs, the skyway area is a group working area·         
  • If the dry erase markers in your room are dried out or missing, please come to the desk to get new ones.

Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library - South Campus in St. Paul

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.