Reserving a Room

  • An ONID account is required to reserve a study room.
  • Rooms can be reserved for a maximum of 4 hours, based on availability. Patrons must check in at the Circulation Desk to get a key card for their reserved room.
  • Advance reservations are limited to one per person per day, and may be made up to 30 days in advance.
  • Advance reservations are not required, but are strongly recommended.
  • Immediate-use reservations can be made at the Circulation Desk if rooms are available. Immediate-use reservations do not count against the daily limit for advance reservations.

Checking out Key Cards

  • Key cards are checked out at the Circulation Desk.
  • If the key card for a reserved room is not picked up within 15 minutes of the reservation’s start time, the reservation will be canceled.

Using the Rooms

  • Per OSU Policy, masks are required when using the study rooms.
  • The safety of your belongings is not guaranteed even if you lock your room. Keep valuable materials with you. Items left in rooms will be placed in the lost and found.
  • Be respectful of others
    • Study rooms are not soundproof. Talk quietly, use headphones for music and video conferencing.
    • Leave the room as clean or cleaner than you found it. Pack out your trash.
    • Damage charges will be applied if necessary.
  • To comply with safety and ADA regulations, do not block or cover windows or doors; do not use small appliances, such as warming plates, heaters, coffee makers and similar items.
  • The library may ask any occupant to leave a study room if complaints are received or a patron has stayed beyond their reserved time.
  • Failure to leave a study room when requested by library staff, regardless of reason, may result in loss of the privilege to use study rooms, a referral to the Student Conduct office, or a referral to campus Public Safety.

Patron Privacy

  • Information about room reservations is confidential. Library staff will not share this information with anyone but the person who made the reservation.