The Portland State University Library offers a small Family Study Room, designed for student-parents and their children. Student-parents often find themselves on campus with their children, and need family-friendly spaces. The room is the result of the Library's collaboration with the Helen Gordon Child Development Center, and with the support of the Office of Information Technologies.
The Family Study Room has two workstations for students and a play/reading area for children. It can accommodate two family groups at a time, and can be reserved by going to our study room booking page. Check out the key at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Library. The room does not provide childcare, but offers a family-friendly place for student-parents to study and work on projects.
ROOM RULES: For keeping your children safe and this space enjoyable!
- Do not leave your children unattended, ever. In this open, unsupervised, and urban environment, parents are responsible for their children's safety.
- This room is for use by PSU affiliates with children only. There are other study rooms available for individuals and groups.
- All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied and directly supervised by an adult at all times. Parents are responsible for their children's behavior.
- Children on Library computers must yield computer workstations for use by PSU affiliates.
- The books and other items in this room may not be borrowed; they are for use in this room only. Do not leave any additional toys or other items in the room.
- Library resources are not censored. Parents are responsible for monitoring what their children have access to, both online and in print.
- Please leave the room better than you found it! If there is a mess you cannot clean up, please inform the Circulation Desk staff.
Printers are located in the 1st Floor Learning Ground Lab and the 2nd Floor Library Research Center.
We use a "Print and Release" system, so you can pick up your job from any designated campus printer.