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Library Orientation Guide for Students (Spring 2021)

Spring 2021 Updates

Please be aware that many of our spaces have been rearranged for social distancing and masks are required.  Room capacities for Group Study Rooms have been updated and the Grand Reading Room and South Reading Room now have computers.  

How to Reserve a Study Room

Students may reserve the library's group study rooms and MediaScape areas through the library's study room reservation system

To adhere to social distancing guidelines, we have the following room occupancy rules

   LIB 127  — Min 1, Max 2

   LIB 217 —  Min 1, Max 3

   LIB 310 —  Min 1, Max 4

   LIB 311 —  Min 1, Max 4

   LIB 312 —  Min 1, Max 4

   LIB 313 —  Min 3, Max 6

   LIB 318 —  Min 3, Max 6

   LIB 319 —  Min 3, Max 7

   LIB MEDIA 1 — Min 1, Max 1

   LIB MEDIA 2 —  Min1, Max 2

Please read our policies below:

  • Each UMassD student may reserve space for up to three hours a week.
  • Students may reserve spaces up to two weeks in advance.
  • Groups with reservations have priority. Those using the room without reservations must vacate the space if a group arrives with a reservation. 
  • These rooms are available only when the library is open.
  • The library group study and Mediascape rooms are only reservable by UMassD students.
  • The Library reserves the right to cancel reservations or block users from creating reservations at any time due to failure to adhere to the above policies.


Questions?  Please feel free to email:

Where are the Study Rooms?

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 here to ensure they are available for use.   

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


Quiet Study Areas

Need some quiet?  Our South Reading Room and Grand Reading Room have been temporarily converted to computer space, so we have designated Room 314 as the quiet study room this fall.  

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