In response to the many student requests over the years, we’re attempting a new approach to handling the study rooms, essentially checking them out to people the way we would a reserve item or laptop accessory. The policy, in short, is this:
• Groups of THREE or more students may check out rooms.
• Study rooms are checked out for 3 hours per group.
• Each member must leave a Bryant ID at the circulation desk.
• Rooms are first come, first served – check at the Circ Desk for room availability.
This will hopefully alleviate the problems with “fair” use of the rooms during busy periods, when groups are constantly jockeying for space and unable to get it because another group (or, as is often the case, a single person) has been camped out in a room all day. Some sort of accountability system has been needed for awhile… we’re hoping this is it.
This policy is definitely a work in progress, so if anyone has any questions, comments, or suggestions, they’ll gladly be heard.