Room Use Policy

Room Reservations/Bookings | Television Viewing Stations | Quiet and Conversation Areas


Food and Drink

Covered drinks and food are permitted in the library. Please keep food away from library computers and dispose of trash responsibly.


Room Reservations / Bookings

Electronic Classroom

  • 23 computers are available in the Electronic Classroom.
  • Library staff may, at any time, request that the room be vacated for instructional use as needed by faculty or library staff. Library staff have priority use of the e-room.  
  • Library staff and faculty may reserve the e-room for instructional purposes. Faculty may schedule the e-room in advance by contacting library staff, however, the e-room may not be used in place of the classroom assigned by the registrar. The e-room is reserved on a first-come first-served basis.
  • The electronic classroom is equipped with an instructor's station with a PC/LCD. Instructors are encouraged to verify in advance that any software and/or additional media equipment that they may need is available for their scheduled session.
  • Students may not reserve the e-room. Students are welcome to use computers in the e-room when it is not reserved. The instructor's station is not available to students.
  • When using the e-room for a reserved session, all participants need to log on using their own Rivier account.
  • A weekly schedule of room reservation times is posted on the e-room door.

Group Study Rooms

Overview: The Spring 2015 Libraries Survey revealed students’ need for more reservable group study space. In response, Group Studies B, C, & F are now reservable for group projects. The survey also revealed a need for a single occupant study room, Group Study B is now available for single use as well as group work. 

 

To reserve a group study, please go to the main desk on the first floor of the library or call 897-8256. Rooms can also be booked online at http://rivier.libcal.com/booking/groupstudy.

If a group study is vacant, go to the main desk to check out a room key -- your group may use the room up to 4 hours or until the next reservation, whichever occurs first. 

If you finish using a group study ahead of your scheduled time, please bring the room key to the main desk so that others may use the room. 

As there is high demand for a limited amount of group study rooms, reservations may be monitored for appropriate academic use. Reservation/room use privileges may be modified at the discretion of library staff. Group Study Rooms are intended for collaborative group study work and are not intended for regularly scheduled seminars, classes, club meetings, or other extra-curricular activities.

 

Group Study Policies:

  • There is a $1 per hour fine for an overdue group study key.
  • Room reservations will be held for 15 minutes after the reservation hour after which time the reservation is forfeited and the room becomes available to others. Single users whose group does not arrive in 15 minutes will need to forfeit the room.
  • Group Study Room Keys must not be removed from the building
  • If you need to leave the building and plan to return within 15 minutes, leave the key at the Main Desk.
  • If you need to leave the building for longer than 15 minutes, please remove your personal belongings and return the key. The room reservation will be forfeited.
  • Group Study Room users must clean up the area, erase the white board, and generally leave the room in good condition for the next users. 
  • Group Studies C and F are for use by 2 or more current Rivier students ONLY.  Improper use of the booking system or group study rooms may result in modified group study privileges. Each group of 2 or more may book a group study room a maximum of 2 times per week, and a maximum of 4 hours per day. Reservations may be made up to 30 days in advance.  
  • Group Study Room B can be reserved by 1 or more current Rivier students ONLY.  Improper use of the booking system or group study rooms may result in modified group study privileges. A group of 2 or more may book group study room B a maximum of 2 times per week, and a maximum of 4 hours per day. Reservations may be made up to 30 days in advance. A single occupant may book group study B a maximum of 2 times per week, and a maximum of 2 hours per day. Reservations may be made up to 30 days in advance. To use the room at your reserved time, you must check out a group study room key at the main desk. 

 
 *** Please lock the door with the key when you leave the group study.  Return key to main desk. ***

  • Other group/individual study areas that do not require a reservation:
  • Group Studies A, D and E, open study areas, sitting areas
  • Reference Room tables and sitting areas
  • Individual study areas that do not require a reservation:
  • Study carrels in the book stacks.
  • Quiet or quieter study space is available in:
  • Quiet Study, Reading Room and in the book stacks study carrels.

 Please refer to the library map for locations  

Personal items may not be left behind to hold/reserve an area or room.  

 

  • Please note: laptop computers are available for checkout at the main desk.
  • Quiet Study: Individuals and/or groups may not reserve the Quiet Study room. Please refrain from conversation or other sounds while in Quiet Study.
  • Reference Room, Reading Room, and Open Gathering Spaces
  • Individuals and/or groups may not reserve these areas.
  • These areas may be reserved by senior University administration. Please contact the Library Director.

Conference Room

  • The Conference Room is used by Library staff and Doctoral students.
  • Students (Doctoral or others) may not reserve this room. Group studies B and C are available for reservations by groups of two or more students.
  • Faculty may contact the library director about occasional use of this room for meetings.
  • More than one Doctoral student or group of Doctoral students is allowed to use the room at the same time.   

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Television Viewing Stations

  • Library staff will direct library users to appropriate viewing stations or rooms and may request that library users change viewing stations as necessary.
  • Viewing stations are available on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Other library users may elect to use group study space while television viewing is in process. (See Room Reservations/Bookings)
  • The 4 café computers are equipped for DVD viewing if patrons wish to check out headphones; the laptops are also available to be checked out for that purpose.
 

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Quiet and Conversation Areas

Note: Communications that are loud or raucous, or may be construed as offensive or obscene are not acceptable in the library.

Electronic Classroom

  • Moderate levels of conversation are acceptable in this room. This is not a quiet area. 

Group Study Rooms

  • Moderate levels of conversation are acceptable in group study rooms. Multiple study groups may converse in this room at one time.
  • Moderate sound from television viewing is acceptable. Headphones are encouraged and available for check out at the circulation desk.

Quiet Study

  • Please refrain from conversation or other sounds in Quiet Study. Music devices should not be used without earphones and the volume should be set so as not to be heard by others. 

Reference Room

  • Normal levels of conversation are acceptable in this room. 
  • Multiple study groups may converse in this room at one time. 
  • Library staff may converse as they provide assistance to users.

Reading Room

  • Moderate/quieter levels of conversation are acceptable in this room. 
  • Multiple study groups may converse in this room at one time. 

Conference Room

  • Moderate levels of conversation are acceptable in this room. 


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Updated 08/25/2014