Group Study Room Use Policies

Reservations

  • Study rooms are reserved online.
  • Study rooms may only be reserved by George Mason University students, faculty, or staff.
  • Study rooms may be reserved once a day up to 4 hours per day.
  • Advance reservations vary by library.

Occupancy

  • Two or more people constitute a group for purposes of using a group study room.
  • Only one group can occupy a study room at a time.
  • Individuals should use a study carrel or other seating elsewhere in the library.
  • An individual can not hold the group student room while waiting for the arrival of others in the group.
  • Study rooms that are not occupied by at least two people within 15 minutes after the start of the reservation may be forfeited. 

Privacy

  • Study room privacy is not guaranteed.
  • University Libraries staff reserve the right to enter any group study room at any time withour prior permission of the occupants.
  • Any obstruction of windows is prohibited.
  • Occupants may not post signs (e.g. Occupied, Do Not Disturb, Keep Out, etc.)

Behavior

Personal Property

  • Neither the Library nor the University is responsible for unattended, lost, stolen, or damaged personal items.
  • Unattended personal property may not be used to "hold" a room by any individual or group.
  • Unattended personal property left in an unoccupied study room may be removed by library staff and taken to the Library's lost found (located at the desk).
  • Lost Items Policy

Safety

  • Occupants are prohibited from using any equipment that may cause a safety hazard (e.g. extended electrical cords, cables, cooking appliances, etc.)
  • Furniture cannot be moved into or out of a study room.