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Group Study Rooms

Study Rooms are intended to support academic work by UW or Cascadia students, staff and faculty working on group projects, studying together, or conducting meetings. Priority use of the rooms will be given to students using them for group study. They are not intended for use as individual study carrels or as general-purpose classrooms.

Due to the popularity of these rooms, the library has established reservation policies for their use. Library staff at the Information desk on the first floor will cancel room reservations if violations of the following policies are reported to them. Call 425-352-5340 or visit the desk for assistance.

  • You may only have one active room reservation at a time.

  • Rooms can be reserved for up to 2 hours by an individual or group.

  • Rooms can be reserved up to 2 weeks in advance.

  • If a room is available at the end of your reserved time, you may place a new reservation in the system for an additional 2 hours.

  • Rooms are meant to be shared by as many student groups as possible. Back-to-back and/or multiple reservations by a group are not allowed and may be cancelled by Library staff if rooms are in high demand.

  • If after 15 minutes a group fails to appear, the reservation can be cancelled by Library staff and the room can be scheduled for another group. This is also true if only one person is using a room intended for group use.

  • Groups must make a reservation to secure unoccupied study rooms. Groups with reservations will be given priority over any other individual or group occupying a study room without a reservation.

  • You decide what to enter in the "Public Display Name for Reservation" and anyone can see that field. Your NetID will not be publicly visible.

  • Past room reservation information is kept for statistical purposes and could be disclosed to law enforcement upon request.

  • Rooms LBA-303 and LBA-304 can be reserved for use by one person as well as by groups of people.

  • All other rooms can only be reserved by groups of current UW or CC students, staff, and faculty. A group is considered to be two or more people.

  • Instructors cannot reserve rooms for classroom use, office hours, or class meetings. For class related room needs, Cascadia Faculty can contact the CC Faculty Support Office (425) 352-8175 and UW Bothell Faculty can contact Planning and Administration at or (425) 352-5404. If a library study room is needed for other purposes by an instructor, please email 

  • Non-UW/CC patrons and off-campus borrowers (Alumni, Summit, etc)  cannot reserve these rooms, but may use them if they are unoccupied. They will be asked to leave if a UW/CC affiliated group wishes to use the space.

  • Current food and drink policies apply to the use of group study rooms.  Groups must leave study rooms in clean condition.

  • UW Libraries Code of Conduct applies to the use of study rooms.

  • STUDY ROOMS ARE NOT SOUNDPROOF.  Group work and use of media is encouraged but should be kept at a low enough volume that it cannot be heard outside the room or in the next room.  Cell phones are allowed.

See Also


Library Administration

Phone: 425-352-5258


Comments and suggestions regarding this policy are welcome and can be submitted by email ( or anonymously through the online feedback form.