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General Information

Those using the rooms must adhere to this policy and to all Seattle University and Library policies.

The purpose of the Group Study Rooms is to enrich and support academics by providing space for self-directed study groups affiliated with Seattle University.

Group Study Rooms are open to Seattle University students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Each room has a corresponding kit of tech materials and supplies that can be checked out at the Circulation Desk on the 3rd floor of the library. 

To assure room reservations, groups should book rooms online through the booking page. Detailed instructions for using the booking page can be found here.

These rooms are intended to be used for collaborative group study. We encourage individuals who want to study alone to use private study rooms or study carrels located on the 4th and 5th floors. We recommend individual users who want to watch Blu-ray / DVDs to use rooms 273 or 274. Portable Blu-ray / DVD players are also available to check out at the Circulation Desk on the 3rd floor to use in the library.

Rooms are not intended for recurring classroom instruction, or recurring faculty/staff meetings and will not accept recurring appointments. If faculty need a classroom or recurring meeting space, consult the Registrar or University Events.

The same group study room cannot be reserved conservatively or back-to-back nor used for more than 2 hours per single reservation. A single group or individuals cannot book multiple rooms at the same time. Please see the library's group study room policies page

Rooms 351, 366 and 369 are not Group Study Rooms. They are Instruction Rooms and are reserved for Library and Learning Commons teaching and programs.

Study Rooms are not soundproof. Please be conscientious of other patrons in the library and control the volume of conversations and the use of media devices.

Treat equipment and furniture in rooms with care.

At the end of their scheduled time, groups are expected to clear rooms of trash and personal items, clean the whiteboard with the proper supplies, and return tables and chairs to their original positions.

If you have questions, please visit the Circulation desk located on the 3rd floor of the library or call 206-296-6233. You can also send any questions or comments electronically by filling out this form. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response. 


Group Study Room Policies

1. There are three ways to reserve Group Study Rooms (GSRs) in the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons:

Advance Booking:

  • For remote booking please see this page for the remote booking procedure or click the "Booking Instructions" box located in the left-hand menu.  
  • Only current SU students, faculty, or staff with a Seattle University email account may book rooms in advance.
  • Library staff can assist and/or book rooms for you. Please visit the 3rd floor circulation desk or call 206-296-6233 during library operational hours for assistance. 

Booking and Information Kiosk 

  • The room booking and information kiosk is located at the far end of the circulation desk on the 3rd floor of the library. This booking kiosk allows you to see available rooms in the building and book or reserve a room immediately, or up to two weeks in advance. The kiosk's interface is a mirror of the Advance book/ remote booking module available online. 

Reserve Now or ad-hoc booking

  • When not booked ahead of time, reserving rooms can be done at panels next to room door. See this page for "Reserve Now" booking procedures
  • Push “reserve now” button on panel to reserve room for two hours or until the next reservation begins.
  • This is the only way patrons without an SU email account can reserve a room.

2. Rooms are accessible only during hours the library is open. For information on library hours please see the Library's Hours Page.

3. Group study rooms can be booked up to two weeks in advance for a maximum 2-hour duration. Rooms are intended for general use.  Attempts to monopolize rooms through overbooking or consecutive booking will be canceled.

4. If a study room is not in use 15 minutes into the reserved period, the room may be used by another group for the duration of the reserved period.

5. Each Group Study Room has a corresponding kit of tech materials and supplies that can be checked out at the Circulation Desk on the 3rd floor of the library. These kits include white board makers and cleaners, remotes for the technology in the room, and HDMI and USB-C cables. A full list of what technology is available to use within the rooms can be found here.

6. Food and drinks are allowed in the library in accordance with the Expectations of Library Users Policy. Bon Appetit catering and commercial deliveries of food are not allowed in Group Study Rooms.

7. The room must be cleaned before leaving to ensure it is ready for the next group.

8. Report misuse of, or damage to, the rooms to library staff at the Circulation desk located on the 3rd floor of the library. 

9. Do not leave personal items or library materials in the rooms at the conclusion of use.  Laptops, backpacks, or other personal materials left unattended in the rooms will be reported to the SU Department of Public Safety for appropriate action. Library books left in the rooms will be retrieved by library staff, processed, and returned to the stacks.

10. Report any problems with equipment to the Circulation desk located on the 3rd floor of the library or call 206-296-6233.

11. Groups or individuals using rooms cannot expect information on whiteboards to be saved after use.

12. Library staff will immediately report vandalism and disruptive behavior to the SU Department of Public Safety.

13. In order to ensure a safe and secure environment for all users, do not cover, obscure, or block any windows in any of the rooms.