Group Study Room Use Policies

Reserving Study Rooms

  • Study rooms are reserved online at
  • Study rooms may only be reserved by Mason students, faculty, or staff and requires a current and active Mason NET ID and Password to place a reservation.
  • Study rooms may be reserved for up to 4 hours in 1 day and up to 14 days in advance.
  • Study room reservations cannot split up between rooms/reservations in a single day. E.g., you cannot book one room from 9-11am and then a different room from 3-5pm in a single day.
  • A reservation confirmation will be sent to your Mason email. Do not delete this email once you receive it and be prepared to present it to Library Staff from either your electronic device or a printed-out version
  • Study Room bookings may be either moved or canceled by the Libraries' due to building updates and construction occuring within Fenwick Library over the summer. 


  • Study rooms designated as “Single-Occupancy Use Only” may only have one (1) person in them at a time.
  • Two (2) or more people constitute a group.
  • Only one (1) group can occupy a group study room at one time.
  • Individuals must vacate the room when a group with a reservation claims the room.
  • Group Study rooms that are not occupied by at least 2 people within 15 minutes after the start of the booking may risk having their booking forfeited.


  • Study Room privacy is not guaranteed. Do not lock a Study Room under any circumstances.
  • Library staff members reserve the right to enter any group study room at any time without prior permission of the occupants
  • Any obstruction of the windows and/or doors is prohibited
  • Occupants may not post signs (e.g., Occupied, Do Not Disturb, Keep Out, etc.)


  • Occupants must conform to the University’s policies for personal conduct as stipulated in the current GMU Code of Student Conduct.
  • Smoking, sleeping, cooking, card playing, partying, painting, music, club meetings and/or any other activities disruptive to others are prohibited.
  • Noise levels from any conversations, electronic device and/or other equipment must not disturb others.

Personal Property

  • Neither the Library nor the University is responsible for unattended, lost, stolen, or damaged personal items or library materials checked out to you
  • Unattended personal property cannot be used to reserve or 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 and found (located at Information Desk)


  • 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