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Group Study Room Policy

Currently enrolled UNO students are the intended users of the Library’s group study rooms. Others using the rooms will be asked to move to accommodate UNO student study groups (with or without a reservation). Only students with UNO credentials may reserve these rooms. There are 15 group study rooms available for  students to reserve for group work. Please note that the University Administration or the Library may reserve these rooms for special events such as the Homer Hitt Scholarship interviews and InnovateUNO. Please ask for assistance at the Library Services Desk with help in locating these rooms or check the Library's floor maps.

Reserved Group Study Rooms in the Learning Commons (rooms 1-5) have a table, chairs, a whiteboard with markers and erasers, and wireless internet access.

Reserved Group Study Rooms on the Library's 2nd Floor (rooms 41-46) have a table, chairs, and whiteboards.

Reserved Group Study Rooms on the Library's 4th Floor (rooms 418-423 and 425-428) have a table, chairs, whiteboard, and 42" wall mounted computer monitor.

  • These rooms can be reserved for use by groups to study, class projects, or related work
  • A group is 2 or more students (rooms seat 6 comfortably)
  • Reservations can be made up to one week in advance on floors 1, 2, and 4.
  • Floor 1 rooms must be made 2 hours in advance of needed time.
  • Floor 2 and 4 rooms can be reserved at the point of need if there are open reservation slots.
  • Floor 1 rooms can be reserved for up to 4 hours, although users can remain in the first floor rooms if no one has reserved the room after them.
  • Floor 2 and 4 rooms are reservation only. Users must have a reservation and check out the key to the room at the Library Services Desk. The room must be vacated and the key returned at the end of the reservation.
  • Groups must be in the room by 15 minutes after the start of the reservation or it will be canceled
  • Floor 1 Group Study room users without reservations must vacate the room when requested by a group with a reservation
  • Individuals may not reserve study rooms, but may use the Floor 1 rooms if not reserved or needed by a group (with or without a reservation)
  • If reservations are made by individuals, the reservation will be canceled, and individuals will be asked to leave the room
  • The library cannot guarantee that rooms will be available unless reserved.
  • Other General Info:

    • Group study rooms are not available for classes or organizational/social meetings.
    • The library is not responsible for items left unattended in rooms.
    • Any library items left in the room will be removed and returned to the shelves. Items left in the room that aren't owned by the Library will be taken to the Library's lost and found box at the Library Services Desk on the 1st floor.
    • Keep noise levels down as not to disturb others. These rooms are not soundproof.
    • Do not block windows with any type of covering.

All library group study rooms are reserved online on a first come, first served basis.

Study Spaces

The Library is divided into study zones.

Floor 1

The first floor is a collaboration zone. Groups are welcome to meet in study rooms or in the open study space. Normal conversational sound levels are expected. 

Floor 2

Library users seeking a quieter study floor will find this on the second floor. Researchers on this floor expect others to keep conversation levels low (whispers). Group Study rooms on this floor are available by reservation only.

Floor 3

Library users seeking silence will find this on the third floor. Group work is discouraged on this floor in favor of individual work. This floor also hosts the Midlo Center, the Honors Program, and the Innovation Lab. These three spaces are excluded from the "silence is golden" policy on this floor. Food or drinks are allowed on this floor except near the computers in the Innovation and Game Development Labs.

Floor 4

Scholarly and quiet are expected of students on this floor. The group study rooms are by reservation only. Once your reservation is confirmed, you may check out the room key at the Library's Services Desk. This floor also has a Quiet Computer Lab and Quiet Study Space for student use.