Mississippi College

Leland Speed Library

Group Study Room Policy

Occupancy

  • Two or more people constitute a group for purposes of using a group study room.
  • Rooms are available on a “first come, first serve” basis and cannot be reserved.
  • Individuals wanting to study alone should use a study carrel, the individual study rooms, or other seating elsewhere in the library.
  • An individual cannot hold the group study room while waiting for the arrival of others in the group.
  • Individual students in the group study rooms may be asked to leave if groups want to use the rooms. In the interest of fairness and impartiality, all individuals occupying group study rooms may be asked to leave, even if only one group wants use of a room.
  • Individuals will be informed by library personnel that they have two options:

1. Vacate the room.

2.   Have someone else join them/return to room within fifteen minutes.

  • If a group does not vacate a room when asked, security will be called.

Privacy

  • Study room privacy is not guaranteed.
  • Speed Library staff reserve the right to enter any group study room at any time.
  • Any obstruction of windows is prohibited.

Behavior

  • Occupants must conform to Mississippi College’s policies for personal conduct.
  • Study rooms are intended for academic work.
  • While the group study rooms are designed for group use, they are not soundproof. Please be considerate of other library users and maintain reasonable noise levels. To prevent noise from leaving the room, the door should be closed when the room is occupied. If noise levels remain a disruption after being addressed by library staff once, the group may be asked to leave.
  • Only covered beverages and snack foods are welcome in the Library. See our Food and Drink Policy. A copy is available at the reference desk.
  • Books, journals, and other materials belonging to the library should not be left in the study rooms. Furniture should not be added or removed from the study rooms.
  • Students should leave the rooms in good condition, with the boards erased and trash disposed properly.

Personal Property

  • Neither the Library nor the University is responsible for unattended, lost, stolen, or damaged personal items.
  • Unattended personal property may not be used to "hold" a room by any individual or group.
  • If items are left in an otherwise empty study room, they will be removed and can be picked up at the circulation desk.

 

Rev. 8/2017