Group Study Room Reservations


Bartle Library Group Room Reservations


Science Library Group Room Reservations


UDC (University Downtown Center) GROUP ROOM RESERVATIONS

The Libraries offer group study rooms for collaborative study, class work and research.

  • Only groups can reserve a room.
  • No more than two, two-hour reservations in one day.
  • No more than three reservations in a week.
  • Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance.
  • If your group does not arrive within the first 15 minutes of your reservation, you will forfeit your right to the space and the room will be open on a first come, first served basis.
  • You will receive an email notification when you book or cancel a group study room.
  • Library staff reserve the right to cancel any room reservation.  You will receive email notification of the cancellation.
  • You must have a print or electronic copy of your confirmed reservation when occupying the room.
  • For additional information, see FAQ.
  • For assistance, call 607-777-2194.


Due to the high demand for group study rooms, the Libraries have established following policies.

Group Study Room Policies

  • Only current BU students, faculty and staff can reserve group study rooms. Group study rooms are primarily for use of BU students to meet their study needs.
  • Groups must have at least two people actively using the room; reservations may not be made for one person.
  • When not reserved or occupied, group study rooms are open on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • For safety and security purposes, study-room windows may not be covered or blocked.
  • No smoking allowed. See Library Policies.
  • No sleeping or camping out in group study rooms.
  • All drinks must be in a container with a lid. Snacks and food in small containers are allowed. No group meals or food deliveries. For more information, see Food & Drink Policy.
  • No appliances, heating or cooling devices.
  • Please show consideration by straightening the room and clearing all trash when vacating.
  • Please do not remove furniture from the room.
  • The Bartle Library third and fourth floors and all areas in the Science Library are for quiet study, including the group study rooms. Respect others by keeping noise at a reasonable level.
  • Group study rooms are intended for collaborative study and research, not for general activities, parties, or business meetings.
  • 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.

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 group study room privileges. Please direct any questions or concerns to the library service desk at 607-777-2194.

Last Updated: 12/4/17