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Library Orientation Guide for Students


The Library offers great study areas for all needs.  Group study rooms and areas and quiet study.  Check these resources to learn where they are and how to use them.

How to Reserve a Study Room

ReservIT is the campus reservation system.  Only students are allowed to book our group study rooms and should do so to ensure availability.  

You will find ReservIT under "campus tools" in the QuickLaunch section of the myUMassD.  Choose "ReservIT Webviewer" and then select "Carney Library Study Rooms" to see schedule.  If the time and room you want to use are open, click the time slot you wish to book on the schedule to bring up reservation form.  You will receive an email confirmation after you submit.  


Each student gets 3 hours per week to use.  Can use all on one day for one room, or split it up for multiple days/multiple rooms.  
NOTE:  Cannot change reservation after made.  Therefore, if you reserve 3 hours, but only use 1 hour, you cannot reuse the other two hours that week on a different day/room. 

Group minimums:  3 people minimum

Reservations have priority over groups who have just wandered in.  Groups without a reservation should politely give the space over to groups with a reservation.  Groups who fail to do this will be asked to leave by the staff.  Please come to our Circulation desk and speak to a supervisor if you have any questions or issues about this.  



Other Group Study Areas

Picture of students in the Library's Living Room

The Library's Living Room is a great place to socialize and do group study with a cafe nearby.  :)

The Scholarly Commons computers have larger tables and are better for groups to work together.  

Also, check out the third and fifth floors for tables for group study.  


Where are the Study Rooms?

Picture of students working in a group study room

Group Study Rooms

We have six group study rooms on the third floor (rooms 310, 311, 312, 313, 318, 319).

We have two Mediascape units (not in rooms), one located on the first floor and one on the second floor

These rooms/units should be reserved using the ReservIT system to ensure they are available for use.   

Groups are also welcome to use without reservations, but those with reservations have priority.  

These rooms also have whiteboards and you can check out dry erase markers at the Circulation Desk.  



Quiet Study Areas

Picture of the South Reading Room

Need some quiet?  The Library's South Reading Room, located in the Learning Commons is the designated quiet room.  

Another spot is the Grand Reading Room...when no events are being held.  

The fifth floor tends to be quieter, but not officially a quiet space.