Group Study Room FAQ and Policies

See Group Study Rooms and Study Spaces for descriptions of available spaces in the Bartle, Science, and UDC Libraries.  

Group Study Room Frequently Asked Questions 

How Do I Reserve a Room

Rooms can be reserved by visiting the room reservation system and following these steps:

  1. Use the drop-down menu in the upper-left corner to select Bartle, Science, or UDC Library study rooms.
  2. Use the calendar to select the desired date for your reservation.
  3. Click on any of the green time slots to reserve. Selected time slots will turn orange, and booking details will appear. To deselect a time slot, click on its trash can icon under booking details.
  4. Click “Submit Time slots.”
  5. Log in with your PODS username and password. (If already logged in within the browser, you’ll automatically skip this step).
  6. Complete and submit the form. You’ll receive a confirmation email with a link that can be used to cancel the reservation if necessary.

Can I See the Room Before I Book It?  

Descriptions and pictures of the group study rooms can be found by hovering over the information icon next to the room number within the reservation system.

How Many People Are Allowed in Each Room?

A group must not exceed the maximum room occupancy - see room description by hovering over the information icon next to the room number within the reservation system.

What if my Group Doesn't Have a Reservation?

If not reserved, the room is available first come, first served. If another patron displays confirmation of a reservation at any time, you may be asked to leave the group study room.

Where Are They Located?

Reservable group study rooms are located in the Bartle, Science, and UDC Libraries. Specific room locations are included in the room descriptions which can be found by hovering over the information icon next to the room number within the reservation system.

What if There is Someone in the Room at the Time of My Reservation?

Simply display your confirmation email (printed or electronic) to the party occupying the room to show that you have a reservation. If any difficulty, see a staff member at the Reader Services Desk for assistance, or call

  • 607-777-2194 for Bartle Library Reader Services,
  • 607-777-2166 for Science Library Reader Services, or
  • 607-777-9225 for UDC Library Reader Services.

If the Room is Reserved Online But is Not Occupied, Can I Reserve the Room For My Group

If no one is occupying the room after the first 15 minutes of the online reservation, the reservation is forfeited and the room will be open on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to book a room that is currently reserved online but unoccupied, visit the Reader Services Desk for assistance, or call

  • 607-777-2194 for Bartle Library Reader Services,
  • 607-777-2166 for Science Library Reader Services, or
  • 607-777-9225 for UDC Library Reader Services.

Can I Use My Mobile Phone to Reserve a Room?

YES! Reserving a room from a mobile device works exactly the same way as reserving a room from a computer. 

How Do I Change or Delete My Reservation?

To change your reservation, you can delete your existing reservation then make a new reservation. To delete your reservation, use the cancellation link in the confirmation email. If you cannot find your confirmation email, or if you would like assistance with changing your reservation, contact Reader Services at libnotic@binghamton.edu or 607-777-2194.

The Bloomberg Terminal

The Bloomberg Terminal can only be reserved by Binghamton University students. Reservations are subject to the following conditions:

  • No more than eight, 30-minute reservations in a day.
  • No more than twelve, 30-minute reservations in a week.
  • Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance.
  • If you do not arrive within the first 10 minutes of your reservation, you will forfeit your right to the terminal, and it will be available on a first come, first served basis.
  • You will receive a confirmation email when you make a reservation. You must have a print or electronic copy of your confirmed reservation when using the terminal.
  • Reservations may be canceled by library staff. If your reservation is canceled, you will receive an email notification.

Group Study Room Reservation Policies 

All library patrons are expected to comply with Library Policies. Any failure to comply with Library Policies could result in temporary or permanent suspension of reservation privileges. Please direct any questions or concerns to the Reader Services desk at 607-777-2194.

  • Only groups of two or more can reserve a room.
  • No more than two, 2-hour reservations in a day.
  • No more than three, 2-hour reservations in a week.
  • You will receive a confirmation email when you make a reservation. You must have a print or electronic copy of your confirmed reservation when occupying the study room.
  • If you do not arrive within the first 15 minutes of your reservation, you will forfeit your right to the study room, and it will be available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Only Binghamton students, faculty and staff can reserve a room with priority for collaborative study and research, not for general activities, parties, or business meetings.
  • Reservations may be canceled by library staff. If your reservation is canceled, you will receive an email notification.

Group Study Room Use Policies

  • For safety and security purposes, study-room windows may not be covered or blocked.
  • No smoking allowed. 
  • No sleeping or camping out in group study rooms.
  • Drinks must be in a container with a lid. Snacks and food in small containers are allowed. No group meals or food deliveries. 
  • No appliances, heating or cooling devices.
  • Show consideration by straightening the room and clearing all trash when leaving.
  • Do not remove furniture from the room.
  • Respect others by keeping noise at a reasonable level.
  • Library users are responsible for their personal property at all times and should never leave personal belongings unattended. The Libraries are not liable for loss or damage to personal property.