Reserve a Room

The Library has 18 study rooms that you can reserve to study on your own or in a group. There are 12 rooms in the ground-floor Study Commons and six in the first-floor Research Commons, and two open collaborative spaces on the second floor. You can make one three-hour reservation per day, up to 72 hours in advance, during the Library’s open hours

It is possible to reserve a room on your phone, but not recommended.


  1. Go to the link above and sign in with your SF State ID and password.
  2. Click “Create a Reservation” (desktop) or “New Booking” (mobile).
  3. Find Group Study Rooms and click “Book Now.”
  4. Choose the time and date you want and click “Search.” Any rooms available at that time will appear. If there are no rooms available, click the “Schedule” tab to see open times.
  5. Click the green plus sign next to the room you want to reserve. A pop-up window should appear.
  6. Enter the number of people who will be using the room (enter at least 2 even if you are using it by yourself).
  7. Click “Add Room.”
  8. Click “Next Step.”
  9. Type anything in the “Session / Name” field — but choose something that you’ll be able to recognize later on! This will display as the title of your reservation in the system and on the screens in the Library.
  10. Leave “Session / Type” as Study Session.
  11. Choose your Group from the dropdown. 
    1. If Group is blank, click the magnifying glass and search for “Students.”
    2. If you’re using a phone and the magnifying glass does not appear,  try rotating your phone screen so the display is wider, or enable the “Desktop site.” Click the magnifying glass and search for “Students.”
  12. Choose Students; click “Close.”
  13. Enter your SFSU email address (don’t worry about the phone or fax).
  14. Check the box agreeing to the terms and conditions.
  15. Click “Create Reservation.”
  16. Congrats, you reserved a room! You will receive a confirmation via email. You can go straight to the room when it’s time.

Faculty and Staff

In addition to reserving study rooms, faculty and staff can also email to reserve one of the following rooms:

Faculty and staff can reserve the Events Room (LIB 121) and Teaching and Learning Commons (LIB 286) up to twice a month, up to six months in advance. Classroom request policies vary by room.

Study Room Policies

  • Current students, faculty, and staff can reserve study rooms. 
  • Please leave the room promptly at the end of the time period for your reservation so the room is available for the next reservation. 
  • When writing on the whiteboard walls, please use the dry erase markers and eraser provided and erase the wall at the end of your reservation. 
  • Food and beverages are not allowed in the study rooms.

Technical Support

Large-screen monitors and cables to connect laptops are available in the study rooms. Please bring your own laptop, charger, etc. If there are issues, report them to Library IT staff at the service desks in the Study Commons or Research Commons, submit a request to, or email Include “Library Study Room” and the room number in the subject line of the message.

For technical support in the Events Room (LIB 121) or the Teaching and Learning Commons (LIB 286), contact Academic Technology (415-405-5555 or 

Check Availability or Look for an Event

Check the availability of reservable rooms or look for an event.


If you have any questions or are having difficulty reserving a room, please email or ask the staff at a help desk!

LibRooms is undergoing an SF State Availability Accessibility Assessment.