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Study Rooms: Overview

Reserve and use a study room in the library

The University of St. Thomas Libraries provides study space ideal for individual and collaborative work. Sizes and seating capacity vary.

Study Rooms are reserved for use by current students, faculty, and staff.

Study Room Rules and Host Responsibilities:

  • The student who made the reservation is the host, and must keep a list of attendees and will be responsible for enforcing the room usage rules.
  • Follow room usage rules as posted.
  • Study rooms are intended for individual and small group use. Study rooms may not be used by student groups.

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Video Recording Studio in OSF

OSF 310 Video Recording Studio

Self-service student recording studio featuring a height-adjustable SMART Board, camera, set furniture, backdrop, and more for recording presentations and class assignments. Located in O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library (St. Paul).

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Podcast Recording Studio in OSF

OSF 309A Podcast Recording Studio

Self-service student recording studio featuring a microphone, a round table for seating up to four people, and a computer for recording presentations and class assignments. Located in O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library (St. Paul).

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Tommie Mascot using a media viewing/listening room in OSF Library

OSF 104C & 109 Media Viewing/Listening Rooms

Need to watch a DVD or listen to a CD as a group? If so, the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library has you covered with two rooms featuring a television and individual headphones. The room may be used for viewing or listening to library media. No food is allowed in the viewing room. Covered drinks are acceptable. Questions? Call (651) 962-5447. Located in O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library (St. Paul).

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Room use

Study Rooms and Studios are reserved for use by current students, faculty, and staff.

All use of rooms requires a reservation. Individuals studying alone should reserve the room with the smallest occupancy available. Likewise with groups. For example, if you are a group of 2 please do not reserve a 6 person room unless nothing else is available.

Please be ready to leave the room when your scheduled time is up. There is a limit of 3 hours per day. 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 or screens.

Refer to the full guidelines for group room use at each library.

Full responsible use guidelines

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

  • All rooms require a reservation, whether it is 1 person or a group.
  • Individuals and groups can reserve a room for a maximum of three 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.
  • 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.