Study Rooms FAQs

Study Rooms

Who can use the Study Room Reservation System?

The online reservation system and study rooms are only available to currently enrolled Portland State University students. Faculty may check out a key for the Faculty Reading Room at the 1st floor Circulation Desk.

Where do I pick up the key?

Pick up the study room key at the Circulation Desk. Photo ID is required.

Can another member of my group pick up the key for the room I booked?

No, the room will only be checked out to the person who reserved the room.

Are walk-ins allowed?

Yes, we will check out a room if one is available.

What is the maximum number of hours per week I can reserve?

In an effort to ensure equitable use of space, the limit is 15 hours of per week (Sunday-Saturday). A group of students may not hold a room by rotating reservations/checkouts.

Where do I go if all the rooms are booked?

There are large tables on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the library where groups can work together and talk. There is a walk-in “sandbox” area on the 1st floor, north end near the computer lab. You can borrow a laptop from the 1st floor Circulation Desk.

If I am late for my reservation, will my reservation be cancelled?

Yes, if you do not arrive within 30 minutes, your reservation will be cancelled.

Can we bring food and beverages in the study rooms?

Beverages in covered containers are allowed, as are snacks. Please dispose of trash and keep the study room clean for the next group.

What happens if I left something in the study room?

The library is not responsible for items left in the study rooms. Ideally, another library patron will bring your item to the 1st floor Circulation Desk, where we have a Lost and Found. You might also check the campus Lost and Found.

What happens if I don’t leave the room on time?

If the room is booked by another group, that group may enter the study room, and you will need to leave. Fines begin accruing if the key is 15 minutes late.

What are the fines for an overdue study room key?

We do not charge overdue fines for study room keys. Because rooms are booked in advance, we have two sets of keys. If you stay in a room longer than your allotted time, most likely another group will be entering the room when your reservation has ended.

What happens if I lose the study room key?

The library will charge $100 for replacing the key, plus a $35 processing fee.

How do I see which room I used last week, last month?

Login to your account to view previous bookings. Reservation history is kept indefinitely.

Is there a place where I can study with my kids?

Family Friendly Room! This room has two workstations and a play/reading area for children.  

Does the library have other rooms that are not covered by the online reservation tool?

Yes, we have video viewing rooms that are first-come, first-served, and the Faculty Reading Room. See our Study Spaces & Computers page.