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Study Rooms & Spaces

Need to find a place to study? Find your perfect place to study: a quiet space in the library, a library group study room, or even a space in ARB, Jones, and RAS.

Group Study Rooms

Reserving a Library Group Study Room: 

After creating an account* in the campus Event Management System (EMS), students can reserve library group study rooms and other spaces on campus. 


Library Group Study Room Reservations:

For more information see the Policies section below.

  • Reservable group study rooms: 6
  • Length of reservation : 3 hours
  • Days/Hours rooms are reservable: 
    • Monday – Thursday 8:30 am-11:30 pm
    • Friday: 8:30 am-7:30 pm
  • Reservation Deadline:
    • Before midnight for the next business day--no same day reservations
    • Reservations can be made up to 7 days in advance. 

*Accounts will be approved in 1-2 business days.

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Group Study Room Policies

Making a Group Study Room Reservation

To reserve a group study room, you need to create an account in EMS. Accounts are generally approved in 1-2 business days.   


Reservation Policies 

  • Reservations are accepted only for hours when the service desk is open Monday–Friday.
  • Only one reservation per person per day.
  • No same day reservations--all reservations must be made before midnight the night before.
  • Reservations can be made up to 7 days in advance. 
  • Daily reservations will be posted outside each room.
  • You will receive a confirmation email if your request was approved. On the day of the reservation, the name of the group member who reserved the room will be listed on the room’s schedule. 

General Rules Regarding Library Study Rooms

  • Rooms are for the exclusive use of 2 or more users. 
  • Rooms are intended only for collaborative study; they are not for meetings, tutoring, classes or other non-study uses.
  • All rooms become walk-in rooms after the service desk closes. 
  • The study rooms are for all students, so we ask that you erase any writing from the whiteboards. If you forget to erase your notes and equations the housekeeping staff will erase the whiteboards each night. 

Unused Rooms

  • If a reserved room is not claimed within 10 minutes of the start of the reservation, the reservation is forfeited and becomes a walk-in room until the next reservation. 
  • When reservable rooms are unused, they are available for walk-in use, but users must yield the room when those having reservations arrive. 

Walk-in Rooms

  • Four rooms are for walk-in use only. No restrictions apply. 

Sound Issues

  • Rooms are not sound-proof. Be respectful of others and keep the noise down so that people in adjoining study rooms or seated on the 2nd floor can’t hear you.
  • If a group is too loud ask them to be quiet yourself or let the staff at the Service Desk know. You can call the Service Desk at 314.446.8361.
  • After the first noise warning, Public Safety will be summoned for subsequent disturbances.
  • Student Honor Code stipulates that quiet should be maintained in the Library because it is a designated study area. 

Unattended belongings:

  • The Library is not responsible for the loss or theft of personal property.
  • Unattended belongings may be removed after 20 minutes. 

Questions: 

Email Betsy.Rayl@stlcop.edu

Individual Seating

If you are looking for your own personal space, you may want to try...

  • Library 2nd floor: Silent individual study space, with multiple individual carrels and seating
  • Collection Space* (the areas with the bookshelves):
    • Lower Level: individual carrels for silent study
    • Mezzanine: individual carrels for silent study (accessible through the back stairs or Library elevator)