FAQ - Group Study Rooms
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Raynor Library has 16 student group study rooms available for use. Some of the rooms can be reserved, some are only available on a first come, first served basis. A group may use any empty room if it is not already reserved.
With only 16 rooms available, these student group study rooms are a shared resource. We ask that you be considerate of others and help us to ensure equitable access to these spaces for all members of the university community.
The rooms are intended for group study and collaboration on class projects, not individual study. While you may use a room if it is not reserved, please be gracious and surrender the space if requested by a group. The rooms may not be used for recurring class meetings, seminars, club meetings, or other extra-curricular activities.
Who is eligible to reserve group study rooms?
Only currently enrolled Marquette undergraduate and graduate students with the exception of law students (law students, see the last question in this FAQ).
How do I make a reservation?
a pass. Also, some rooms have a minimum group-size requirement:
- For projector or LCD rooms: 3 people
- For large study rooms: 5 people
If you reserve a room with a minimum group size, group members will need to be present at the Circulation Desk to obtain the room pass. We ask this to ensure that these high-demand study spaces are used most effectively.
Are there group study rooms that can’t be reserved?
The following student group study rooms are generally available on a first-come, first-served basis. Two types of rooms are available:
- Rooms with whiteboards: R060G and R060H, located on Raynor Lower Level. General student group study room guidelines apply.
- Rooms with LCD screens and whiteboards: R060E and R060F, located on Raynor Lower Level. General group student study room guidelines apply.
What group study rooms can be reserved?
- Room with whiteboards: R144a located on Raynor Level 1. General student group study room guidelines apply.
- Room with LCD projectors and whiteboards: R136 located on Raynor Level 1. May be reserved for groups of 3 or more with technology needs. At least 3 members of the group must be present at the Circulation desk to check the room pass out. General student group study room guidelines apply.
- Rooms with LCD screens and whiteboards: R026, R028, R030 located on Raynor Lower Level; R165 and R167 located on Raynor Level 1; R215 and R217 located on Raynor Level 2. These rooms may be reserved by groups of 3 or more with technology needs. At least 3 members of the group must be present at the Circulation Desk to check the room pass out. General student group study room guidelines apply.
- Large rooms with LCD screens and whiteboards: R221 and R223 located on Raynor Level 2. These rooms may be reserved by groups of 3-10 students. At least 3 members of the group must be present at the Circulation Desk to check out the room pass. General student group study room guidelines apply.
How do I know what rooms have been reserved?
Click here to check availability:
How long can I reserve a room for?
Reservations are for up to two hours.
When can I make a reservation?
You can make a reservation up to two weeks ahead of time. Reservations are made in half hour increments. Same day reservations must be made at least one full hour ahead of time.
May I have more than 1 room reservation at a time?
You may have up to 3 pending reservations per person.
How long will you hold a reservation if I don’t arrive on time?
Reservations are held until 10 minutes after the reserved time. If the room pass is not checked out within 10 minutes of the reserved time, others will be allowed to utilize the room for the remainder of the reservation period.
Can I use a student group study room if I am not with a group?
The rooms are designated for group collaboration, NOT individual study. While you may use a room alone if it is not reserved, please be gracious when asked to surrender the space if requested 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 work. Due to the high demand, we cannot accommodate use of these rooms for instructional purposes such as recurring class meetings, tutoring sessions, exam reviews etc.
I am a faculty member. May I make a recurring reservation for a student group study room for class purposes?
Sorry, they 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. Occasional use by a faculty member for a special class session can be accommodated. Please contact the Circulation Desk with questions.
I’m a law student. May I reserve a group study room?
Law students may use open rooms but may not make advance reservations. See the Law Library group study room guidelines.