Group Study Rooms
Raynor Library has 15 student group study rooms available for use. Some of the rooms can be reserved, while some are available on a first come, first served basis. See below for details.
With only 15 rooms available, these student group study rooms are a shared resource. We ask that you be considerate of others and help us to ensure equitable access to these spaces for all members of the university community.
The rooms are intended for group study and collaboration on class projects, not individual study. While you may use a room if it is not reserved, please be gracious and surrender the space if requested by a group. The rooms may not be used for recurring class meetings, seminars, club meetings, or other extra-curricular activities.
Who is eligible to reserve group study rooms?
Only currently enrolled Marquette undergraduate and graduate students with the exception of law students (law students, see the last question in this FAQ).
How do I make a reservation?
Visit our group study room reservation page to find and reserve group study rooms. If you reserve a room, stop at the Circulation Desk before you use it to check out the room and get a pass. Also, some rooms have a minimum group-size requirement:
- For projector or display rooms: 3 people
- For large study rooms: 5 people
If you reserve a room with a minimum group size, group members will need to be present at the Circulation Desk to obtain the room pass. We ask this to ensure that these high-demand study spaces are used most effectively.
Non-reservable Study Rooms
The following student group study rooms are generally available on a first-come, first-served basis:
Rooms with whiteboards
- R060G and R060H, located on Raynor Lower Level. General student group study room guidelines apply.
Graduate Student Study Room (R134)
This room is designed for graduate students to use. This is not a reservable space, but is restricted to only graduate students. To enter, tap your MUID on the card reader near the door. If your ID doesn't work, please see the Circulation Desk.
Open Study Areas
These rooms may be used as an open study area when not in use for a class or event. They are intended for multi-person use, so please do not close the doors to these rooms in order to allow others to use the space. Please see signage by each room for current availability.
R060D: This room may be used as an open study room only when it is not reserved for an event.
R227 (small classroom): This classroom may be used as an open study area only when it is not being used for a class or event. This room may also be blocked off during certain times throughout the semester.
- Note: Please do not use the Surface Hub in this room. Another Surface Hub is available for student use in the Digital Scholarship Lab.
R245 (large classroom): This classroom may be used as an open study area only when it is not being used for a class or event. This room may also be blocked off during certain times throughout the semester.
Reservable Group Study Rooms
Room with whiteboards:
- R060F is located on Raynor Lower Level
- Can be reserved for groups of 3 or more.
Room with projectors and whiteboards:
- R136 located on Raynor Level 1
- These may be reserved for groups of 3 or more with technology needs.
Rooms with displays and whiteboards:
- R026 and R028 located on Raynor Lower Level
- R165 and R167 located on Raynor Level 1
- R215 and R217 located on Raynor Level 2
- These rooms may be reserved by groups of 3 or more with technology needs.
Large rooms with displays and whiteboards:
- R221 and R223 located on Raynor Level 2.
- These rooms may be reserved by groups of 5 or more students.
How do I know what rooms have been reserved?
How long can I reserve a room for?
Two hours at a time.
When can I make a reservation?
Up to two weeks ahead of time. Reservations are made in half hour increments. Same day reservations must be made at least one full hour ahead of time.
May I have more than one room reservation at a time?
Yes, you can have up to 3 pending reservations per person.
How long will you hold a reservation if I don’t arrive on time?
Reservations are held until 10 minutes after the reserved time. If the room pass is not checked out within 10 minutes of the reserved time, others will be allowed to utilize the room for the remainder of the reservation period.
Can I use a student group study room if I am not with a group?
The rooms are designated for group collaboration, NOT individual study. You may use a room alone if it is not reserved, but please be gracious when asked to surrender the space if requested by a group.
Can I use a student group study room for tutoring or other formal/informal instruction sessions?
Student group study rooms are intended for use by students for group work. Due to the high demand, we cannot accommodate use of these rooms for instructional purposes such as recurring class meetings, tutoring sessions, exam reviews etc.
I am a faculty member. May I make a recurring reservation for a student group study room for class purposes?
Sorry, they are not intended for recurring class meetings. We have very few student group study rooms and there is high demand for them. They are intended for collaborative student use only. Occasional use by a faculty member for a special class session can be accommodated. Please contact the Circulation Desk with questions.
I’m a law student. May I reserve a group study room?
Law students may use open rooms but may not make advance reservations. See the Law Library group study room guidelines.
Need help with the group study room displays?
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