Study and Teaching Rooms

Group Study is not available at this time. There are rooms for individual students to study, or faculty to teach, as outlined below.

Room Occupancy: Single Occupancy Only

For health and safety reasons as required by the San Francisco Department of Public Health, all Study and Teaching Rooms are strictly single occupancy. No exceptions.

For Students

Reservations

Students can request single or multiple two-hour reservations to use one of the Study Rooms in the Ground Floor Study Commons as an individual occupancy study space up to four hours/day up to three days in advance during the hours it is available, Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. To reserve study space in the Library, please email librooms@sfsu.edu. To check availability, check this site:  https://rooms.sfsu.edu/library/

Reservations are processed in the order received Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and are normally only accepted for advance reservations for the following three days. Because the Library is a restricted access building, the GHG Ambassador and Community Service Officer staffing the designated Ground floor entrance need to be able to confirm the faculty and students able to enter based on advance reservations. If a student has an unexpected need to use a room, same day reservations may be available.

Reservation requests received after 5:00 p.m. Mon.-Fri. or on weekends or holidays will be processed the following business day for the following three days. Reservations require all requested information to confirm.

You will receive a confirmation email when your reservation is confirmed and it will be available to view online at https://rooms.sfsu.edu/library/

Access to the Room

Bring your SF State ID and confirmation message to the Ground floor entrance to the Library. Show your SF State ID and confirmation to the Community Service Officer (CSO) on duty at the Ground floor entrance. Proceed to the Study Commons where a Gators Helping Gators (GHG) Student Ambassador will escort you to the room you have reserved.

Vacating the Room at the End of Your Reservation Time Band for Cleaning Between Uses 

Your reservation time period will be followed by a two-hour time period between reservations for custodial staff to clean the rooms after each use. Please leave the room promptly at the end time period for your reservation to ensure there is adequate time for cleaning between uses. When you are ready to leave, please place the “To be cleaned” sign with red circle in the holder.

Technical Support

There are no laptops or other computers in the Study Rooms. Please bring your own laptop, charger, etc. Large Screen monitors and cables to connect laptops are available in the Study Rooms. There is no on-site technical support. If there are issues with the monitor, missing cable, or other issues, you can report them to Library Information Technology staff by submitting a request to service@sfsu.edu or email librooms@sfsu.edu. Include “Library Group Study Room” and the room number in the subject line of the message.

Use of Whiteboard Walls

If you want to write on the whiteboard walls, please bring your own dry erase markers and eraser. The Library is unable to provide these due to cleaning requirements.

Food and Beverages are Not Allowed in the Study Rooms

If you have any questions please email librooms@sfsu.edu.

For Faculty

Reservations

Faculty members can request single or multiple reservations to use one of the Teaching Rooms in the 1st floor Research Commons as an individual occupancy teaching space up to six months in advance during the hours it is available, Mon. - Thu. 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. To reserve teaching space in the Library, please email librooms@sfsu.edu. To check availability, check this site:  https://rooms.sfsu.edu/library/

Reservations are processed in the order received Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and are normally only accepted for advance reservations. Because the Library is a restricted access building, the GHG Ambassador and Community Service Officer staffing the designated Ground floor entrance need to be able to confirm the faculty and students able to enter based on advance reservations. If a faculty member has an unexpected need to use a room, same day reservations may be available.

Reservation requests received after 5:00 p.m. Mon.-Fri. or on weekends or holidays will be processed the following business day. Reservations require all requested information to confirm.

You will receive a confirmation email when your reservation is confirmed and it will be available to view online at https://rooms.sfsu.edu/library/

Access to the Room

Bring your SF State ID and confirmation message to the Ground floor entrance to the Library. Show your SF State ID and confirmation to the Community Service Officer (CSO) on duty at the Ground floor entrance who will escort you to the Research Commons and unlock the room you have reserved.

Vacating the Room at the End of Your Reservation Time Band for Cleaning Between Uses:

Your reservation time period will be followed by a two-hour time period between reservations for custodial staff to clean the rooms after each use. Please leave the room promptly at the end time period for your reservation to ensure there is adequate time for cleaning between uses. When you are ready to leave, please place the “To be cleaned” sign with red circle in the holder.  

Technical Support

There are no laptops or other computers in the Teaching Rooms. Please bring your own laptop, charger, etc. Large Screen monitors and cables to connect laptops are available in the Teaching Rooms. There is no on-site technical support. If there are issues with the monitor, missing cable, or other issues, you can report them to Library Information Technology staff by submitting a request to service@sfsu.edu or email librooms@sfsu.edu. Include “Library Group Study Room” and the room number in the subject line of the message.

Use of Whiteboard Walls

If you want to write on the whiteboard walls, please bring your own dry erase markers and eraser. The Library is unable to provide these due to cleaning requirements.

Food and Beverages are Not Allowed in the Teaching Rooms.

If you have any questions please email librooms@sfsu.edu.

10/6/20