Study Rooms

There are 17 study rooms available for student group use.

Make an online reservation for the library study rooms

An email confirmation of your reservation is sent from libref@eckerd.edu at the time the reservation is placed. The confirmation e-mail will also contain a link to cancel your reservation if you need to do so.  If you do not receive immediate notification, please check your SPAM folder or contact a librarian for assistance.

With only 17 rooms available, these student group study rooms are a shared resource. Only currently enrolled Eckerd College students may place reservations. Reservations are not required for students to use a study room, it simply guarantees a specific room for a group of two students or more for a specific date and time.

We ask that students be considerate of others and help to ensure equitable access to these spaces for all members of the Eckerd community by adhering to the policies.

Policies

  • Reservations may be placed between the hours of 4 p.m. – 1 a.m. on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  During all other times, rooms are open on a first-come, first served basis.
  • Rooms may be reserved up to 2 weeks in advance.
  • Rooms must be reserved at least 12 hours in advance.
  • Students may reserve up to 2 hours per day.
  • Students are limited to reserving 6 hours per week.
  • Study rooms are designated for student group collaboration, not individual study. As a result, groups always retain priority.  If all rooms are occupied and some are in use by only 1 student, the library reserves the right to vacate a room for group use.  Please see a Reference Librarian for assistance.
  • Rooms are not intended for recurring class meetings, seminars, club meetings, or other extra-curricular activities.

Study Room Etiquette

  • If you have made a reservation, please be on time. Reservations are forfeited for tardiness in excess of 15 minutes.
  • If you have made a reservation and you find someone occupying the room, kindly let them know that you have reserved the room.
  • If you are occupying a room that someone has reserved, politely vacate the room when the group arrives.
  • Reservations are held for 15 minutes. The entire reservation period lapses after 15 minutes.
  • If you have a room reserved and find unattended materials, kindly set the material aside until the person comes back to retrieve them.

Frequently Asked Questions

What student group study rooms can be reserved?

All study rooms are available for reservation between the hours of  4 p.m. – 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. During all other times, rooms are open on a first-come, first served basis.

How long can I reserve a room for?

Reservations may be placed for up to two hours per day.

When can I make a reservation?

You may place a reservation two weeks in advance of the desired date. Reservations are made in one hour increments. Same day reservations are no longer allowed in response to user feedback.  Reservations must now be made at least 12 hours in advance of the desired time.

How can I confirm my reservation?

An email confirmation of your reservation is sent from libref@eckerd.edu at the time the reservation is placed.  The confirmation e-mail will also contain a link to cancel your reservation if you need to do so. If you do not receive immediate notification, please check your SPAM folder or contact a librarian for assistance.

You can also view a list of Confirmed Bookings (listed by room and group name) on the Study Room Reservations page.

May I have more than 1 reservation in the system at a time?

You may make up to 6 time slot reservations per week. One time slot equals a one hour reservation.

How long will you hold a reservation if we don’t arrive on time?

Reservations are held until 15 minutes after the reserved time. If the group does not arrive within 15 minutes of the reserved time, the entire reservation period lapses and others will be allowed to utilize the room for the remainder of the reservation period.

How do I cancel a reservation?

Locate the cancellation link contained in your original reservation confirmation email and select YES to cancel your reservation.

If you are unable to locate the original email in your inbox, check your spam folder. The confirmation email was sent from libref@eckerd.edu and had the following subject line: “Study room reservation confirmation.” Note that the e-mail may also appear on the Updates tab in your gmail account. Please see a librarian if you need additional assistance.

Can I use a student group study room if I am not with a group?

Study rooms are designated for group collaboration, NOT individual study. While individuals may use a room if it is not scheduled, please be gracious when asked to surrender the space if reserved by a group.

Can I use a student group study room for tutoring or other formal/informal instruction sessions?

Student group study rooms are intended for use by students for group collaboration. Due to high demand, we cannot guarantee use of these rooms for instructional purposes such as tutoring sessions, exam reviews etc. Groups will always receive priority and single users may be asked to vacate rooms for groups in need of space if all other rooms are occupied.

I am a faculty member. May I make a recurring reservation for a student group study room for class purposes?

Study rooms are not intended for recurring class meetings. We have very few student group study rooms and there is high demand for them. They are intended for collaborative student use only.

I am an Alumni, Friend, Guest or visitor. May I make a recurring reservation for a group study room?

Alumni, friends, guests and visitors may use open rooms on a first come, first served basis, but may not place advance reservations. Advance reservations are limited to currently enrolled Eckerd College students with a valid @eckerd.edu email address.