The Briscoe Library has group study rooms on the 3rd and 5th floors that can accommodate 4-6 people for collaborative work. The 5th floor group study rooms have media:scapes, which allow screen-sharing for up to 4 laptops. All of the study rooms are very popular and always in demand, especially in the evenings and on weekends. The display screens on the library’s 3rd and 5th floors show availability of study rooms, and the reservation system can be accessed from any computer or smart phones.
The room reservation guidelines are very clear about who may reserve the study rooms, how to reserve a room, and the 15 minute grace period: group study rooms are in high demand, so a reservation is forfeited and others may use the room if:
- The group does not show up within 15 minutes of start time
- Only one person from the group is in the room for more than 15 minutes
- The room is empty for more than 15 minutes any time after the reservation start time.
Library staff do not monitor the rooms but they will provide assistance should questions arise.
To reserve a group study room, go to http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/rooms.
Director, Briscoe Library and Outreach Services
Tags: January 2016