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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I request a group study room?

Group study rooms are available for use for current CSI students.

The CSI Library provides eight group study rooms located on the 2nd Floor that are available for two-hour periods to CSI students working in groups. Group study rooms can be checked out at the Circulation/Reserve Desk on the 1st floor of the library. Two valid IDs are needed to checkout a group study room. At least two students must be present in the room.

Availability

Group study rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis. Two group members must each present a valid CSI ID Card to the Circulation/Reserves Desk staff in order to checkout a study room. Two or more group members must be present to both check-out and renew a study room. One student will be checked out the room key and the other student will be checked out a plaque detailing group study room policies.

Occupancy

Undergraduate study rooms: are to be used by a minimum of 2 and no more than 6 individuals. No more than one room can be used by a single group at a given time. If there are not two individuals present, the room can be recalled.

Graduate study rooms: are to be used by a minimum of 2 graduate students and no more than 12 people. No more than one room can be used by a single group at a given time. If there are not two individuals present, the room can be recalled.

Length of Use and Renewals

Rooms are available for two hours. Rooms can be renewed at the end of the two-hour period provided that:

  1. There are no other groups waiting to use the room.
  2. The group followed library policy (i.e. noise, food, conduct).
  3. There were the correct number of individuals present in the room during use.
  4. The library staff did not receive any complaints or had to address any concerns.

Renewals can only be initiated in the last five minutes of the rental period and both individuals must be present for renewal.

Noise and Disturbances

We ask that you close the door when the room is in use. Please note that the rooms are not soundproof! Group conversations must not disturb other library users. Violation of noise policy can result in the loss of library privileges. Headphones are required for any audio.

Food and Drink Policy

No food is allowed anywhere in the library, including Group study rooms. Closed drink containers are allowed

Responsibilities of the Group Study Users

The students registering for the group are responsible for the room key and the condition of the room. They must occupy the room for the entire length of time the room is in use. Please dispose of all trash, return all furniture to its original arrangement, and lock the door on the way out.

Returning Keys and Policy Cards

Keys and Policy Cards are non-transferable and may not be taken outside of the library. Keys and Policy Cards must be returned to the Circulation/Reserves Desk 5 minutes before the expiration of the time allotted and within 15 minutes of the library’s closing. A fine of $10.00 will be charged for every 15 minutes the key and Policy Card is late. A fine of $50.00 will be charged for a lost key and Policy Card.

Violation of these guidelines will result in the loss of library privileges, which includes a eight-week loss of privileges to check-out all circulating materials, including group study rooms, laptops, textbooks and circulating books, DVDs, calculators.