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Group Study Rooms

There are 22 group study rooms in the Science Library. The Science Library houses 12 on the 1st and 2nd floors. Each of these rooms has a PC, speakers, a table and chairs, and a whiteboard. An additional 10 rooms are located in the Science Library lower level; these 10 rooms are available after 5pm Monday – Friday and all day Saturday – Sunday.

Group study room keys may be checked out by patrons with borrowing privileges at the University at Albany. Keys to the group study rooms may be requested at the Circulation Desk. Rooms are for group (two or more persons) use only. The loan period for the room key is three hours. Room key loans may not be renewed. Staff may use judgement and make exceptions to the non-renewal policy if there are multiple room keys available when a key is returned.

The fine for an overdue key is $15.00/hour or part of the hour. Staff may require a group to relinquish a room key at the end of the loan period if others are awaiting for the room.

Reserve a Group Study Room: During the Fall 2014 semester, the Science Library is running a group study room reservation pilot with four group study rooms. These rooms may be reserved for one to three hours, and rooms can be reserved on the quarter-hour. Reservations may be made up to one week in advance; all reservations must be made in person at the Science Library circulation desk.

Skype/recording room: LI-B29 in the University Library is available for 1 person to use, and it may be reserved for use. The Windows PC is equipped with a webcam. Some of the applications that are installed for recording and communicating include: Adobe Captivate, Audacity, Skype, Google Hangout and Video Call Recording for Skype.


Room Reservations

The Standish Room

The University Libraries welcome the use of the Standish Room in the Science Library by the campus community. Please use this site to check on the appropriateness of the space for your needs and also to check on the availability of the room on the dates in which you are interested. Click here to view the calendars.

Prior to requesting a reservation, please review the Facilities Reservations Policies and Procedures.

Please complete the reservation form and submit it as indicated. The Dean and Director of Libraries will review your request and inform you of her decision.

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