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Group Study Room Policies

Group study rooms are available in the St. Paul and Minneapolis libraries to provide a place for academic collaborative and cooperative study in small groups. Our policies are meant to encourage the success of our students, and to facilitate sharing. These rooms are in high demand and we appreciate everyone’s cooperation in sharing and maintaining these spaces.


St. Paul Library

Student Group Study Rooms in the St. Paul Library

On the St. Paul campus, all the student group study rooms are bookable using Google Calendar. View this document for booking directions.

Use of rooms for small groups

A group is defined as 2 or more people.

  • Single users are not allowed to book group study rooms and must vacate the space when requested by library staff. However, single users needing special accommodations and registered with Disability Services may book rooms 127B and 127C.
  • Use of the rooms is reserved for academic work only. Study rooms are not available as meeting space for clubs or student groups. *For clubs wishing to reserve a space, please see Meetings & Events.
  • Use of the rooms is reserved for St. Kate’s students only for study outside of classroom time. *If faculty need space for classes, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

Reserving group study rooms

  • Reservations must be created via Google Calendar for time slots within the library’s open hours. Occupants without a reservation will be asked to vacate upon arrival of a group with a reservation.
  • Users are limited to 3 hours per day. The same group of users may only reserve a room once per day.
  • Users are limited to 15 hours per week.
  • Rooms may be booked up to 3 weeks in advance. Recurring reservations will be cancelled.
  • Users may not sign up for more than one room at the same time.
  • If a group fails to appear 15 minutes after the start of their sign-up time, they forfeit the use of the room, and another group may use it.

Other conduct expectations

  • Rooms left unattended for longer than 15 minutes will be considered abandoned; items left in the room will be removed by Public Safety officers.
  • Please keep voices and noise level low -- group study rooms are not soundproof.
  • Please dispose of trash/recycling in the containers provided and return dishes to the Dining Room.
  • Please erase the whiteboard if you have used it. Alert the Circulation Desk if it needs to be cleaned.
  • Please do not disconnect equipment or cables.
  • Please do not block the windows or door, or turn out the lights; Library staff must be able to see into the room if it’s in use for safety.
  • Whiteboard markers may be checked out from the Circulation Desk.
  • When finished, please return the room to its normal configuration.

Minneapolis Library

Group Study Rooms in the Minneapolis Library

Room policies

  • Groups have priority use of the study rooms. Single users will be asked to vacate a room when a group, or a student who needs special study accommodations, wants it. Old Main 446 (next to the Media Center) is primarily used as a collaborative workspace.
  • Group study rooms are not soundproof so be considerate of other library users by keeping voices and volumes low.
  • Users who violate the group study room policy will be asked to vacate a room by library staff.
  • Use of the rooms is reserved for members of the St. Kate’s community.
  • If a group fails to appear 15 minutes after the start of their sign-up time, they forfeit the use of the room, and another group may use it.
  • Rooms left unattended for longer than 30 minutes will be considered abandoned, and items left in the room will be retrieved by Public Safety officers.

Signing up for rooms

  • Sign-up for a study room at the Library Circulation/Information Desk.
  • Users will be limited to signing up for no more than 3 time slots in advance.
  • Group study rooms are reserved in-person on a “first-come, first serve” basis. Signing up for other people is not allowed.
  • Reservations may be made for the following week beginning on Friday afternoon.
  • Rooms may be reserved for up to 4 hours per day. The same group of users may only use the room once per day.
  • Users may not sign up for more than one study room during the same time period.

Please be courteous to your fellow students by disposing of trash and leaving the rooms clean.


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St. Paul Librarians

library@stkate.edu
651.690.6652

Minneapolis Librarians

Sue Gray, sagray@stkate.edu | 651.690.7898
Cindy Graham, ckgraham@stkate.edu | 651.690.7780