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Gateway Library Policies

Group Study Room Policy

The library provides group study rooms that are available for groups (2-3 students) who wish to work collaboratively on assignments, projects, and/or study together:

  • Group Study Rooms can be reserved online via the library’s homepage or in person at the Library Service Desk. Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis and can be utilized for up to two hours per person per day. Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance.
  • Study rooms are to be utilized by GCC students.  Reservations will be held for ONLY fifteen minutes after their reserved time. After fifteen minutes the reservation will be cancelled and the study room will be considered open and available.
  • Prior to utilizing a study room the student who booked the room must check out a barcoded key pass at the library service desk and there must be at least one other group member present. This key pass will grant access to a study room and key to unlock the door. No keys will be issued without at least two group members being present with one of them being the room booker.
  • Once a reservation is complete the study room door must be locked and the pass returned upon leaving. If the pass is not returned, a hold/fine will be placed on the group member’s account.
  • White board markers and erasers are available upon request. When exiting a group study room all borrowed items must be returned to the library service desk.
  • Food is not permitted in group study rooms. Beverages must be in closed containers. Users must leave study rooms in clean condition.
  • As a courtesy to other library patrons, group study room users must maintain a low noise level. Groups that are excessively noisy and disturb others may be asked to vacate group study rooms.
  • Personal items should not be left unattended in group study rooms. The library does not take responsibility for damage, loss or theft of personal property. If a study room is discovered unoccupied for an extended period of time all belongings with be moved to the library’s lost and found and the room will be made available to other users. If a study room is discovered unoccupied upon the library’s closing all items will be removed and given to campus security.  
  • Violations of group study room policies may result in future suspension of group study room privileges.


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