New Circulation Policy for Group Study Rooms

Beginning first day of Spring Semester 2017 we will be changing the length of time that our group study rooms may be checked out:

**Group study rooms now are available for 6-hour check-out period only, throughout the semester.**

The old policy allowed for a group study room key to be checked out by a group on a given day, with the requirement that the key be returned by the library’s closing time that same day. The only time limit imposed was an 8-hour check-out time, during finals each semester.

This past semester there was unprecedented demand for and use of the group study rooms. Most weekdays all group study rooms were checked out and unavailable by 11:30am.

After surveying students to find out if changes were needed, the results came back, with students recommending a 6-hour limit for use, and so this is the change we are making.

This will hopefully result in greater room turnover and more students having use of the group study rooms.

This new policy goes into effect Monday, January 9th and can be viewed here http://library.shu.edu/library/group-study-policy

Any questions or concerns should be directed to:

Sebastian Derry
sebastian.derry@shu.edu
Assistant Dean for Public Services
Seton Hall University Libraries

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