Library Teaching and Learning Commons

Reserving Library Teaching and Learning Commons (formerly Faculty Commons) LIB 286

The Teaching and Learning Commons (formerly Faculty Commons) is a flexible space located in LIB 286 on the 2nd floor ( inside the Main Library. SF State-affiliated administrative offices, departments, institutes or programs may request use of the Teaching and Learning Commons, pending approval by Library Administration.


  • The Teaching and Learning Commons is not available for students to reserve. A faculty adviser can reserve the room for campus student organizations provided that the advisor is present during the event.
  • Reservation Limits: Generally, the room may be reserved up to 2 times per month per group.
  • Condition of Room: It is the responsibility of the person reserving a room to ensure that all furniture and equipment are left in a similar arrangement to its usual configuration.
  • Cancelations / No Shows: The person making the reservation is responsible for cancelling reservation if group is unable to use the room on scheduled date/time.
  • Food and Drink: Food and drinks are allowed following campus health and safety guidelines, but all trash must be removed and the room left clean.
  • Loss of Privileges: Failure to follow these guidelines may result in no longer being able to reserve the Teaching and Learning Commons for the remainder of the semester.


  • Location: LIB 286. 2nd Floor; inside the Main Library.
  • Capacity: 35 with tables and chairs
  • Description: The configuration of room is flexible with chairs arranged around round tables plus additional tables and seating. 
  • Technology: Screen to connect laptop for projection and Wi-Fi access. The Library does not provide any technical support for non-library use of the Teaching and Learning Commons.
  • Wi-Fi Access: Guests use SFStateGuest Network. To register provide: Name, Phone Number, and non-sfsu E-mail Address.
  • Hours: Available during Main Library hours.
  • Check Room Availability:
  • Reservation Procedures: Reservation requests may be made up to 6 months in advance by sending an email to Please include the following information:
    • Event name
    • Date/Time (including setup / cleanup time)
    • Approximate number of attendees
    • Name of event facilitator with SFSU email and phone number
    • Department, unit or organization
  • Access: The Teaching and Learning Commons should be unlocked and open as it is available for open student study when not reserved for events.