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Group Study Rooms

There are 20 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 8 rooms are located in the Science Library lower level; these 8 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: 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.

Group Study Room Use During Extended Hours for Final Exams: Group study room loan periods and reservations are reduced to two hours during extended hours for final exams to allow equitable access to rooms during this high-demand period.

Video Chat/Audio Recording rooms: LI-B29 and LI-B30 in the University Library are available for 1 person to use. Keys may be checked out by patrons with borrowing privileges at the Interactive Media Center desk. The rooms may be reserved in person at the Interactive Media Center desk or by contacting the IMC. See: Each room is equipped with a Windows 7 computer and webcam. Some of the applications that are installed for recording and communicating include: Adobe Captivate, Audacity, Google Hangout, Microsoft Movie Maker, Skype for Business, Skype, 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. Reservations for the Standish Room must be made utilizing the University Events Management System which is located on myUAlbany.  Click here to access myUAlbany and the Events Management System (look under the “Quick Links” list on the left side of the page and click on “Virtual EMS”) For further assistance please contact 442-3571.

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