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COVID-19 Library Updates: Study Rooms

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Individual Study Room Access

St. Kate's will be offering individual students access to our study rooms by reservation. There are 12 rooms available, and there are a variety of time slots. The study rooms will be closed for an hour after each time slot for cleaning, and they will not be available at those times. For more information on the University policies, please see the information at Shared Spaces and Study Areas. 

To view available time slots and book a study room, please check Sign Up Genius

Library hours are subject to change. To view up-to-date service hours, please check the library calendar

Here is what you need to know:

  1. Make a reservation ahead of time. You can show up at any time during the time slot you book, but you need to leave at the end of the time slot so that the space can be cleaned. 

  2. Wait to receive a confirmation email in your St. Kate's email letting you know the room has been booked for you. 

  3. Arrive during your time slot. Make sure to bring your St. Kate's ID. When you arrive at the library, please ring the doorbell. A library staff member will check your ID, verify you've filled out the Daily Symptom Self Screen, and check you into your study room. 

Expectations of Library Users

To help ensure the library and its resources remain available and safe to use, in addition to our normal policies the following is expected of library users:


  • Do not come to the library if you are not feeling well, or if you have a fever or cough.

  • You must have filled out the Daily Symptom Self Screen, and present your green check to library staff when arriving for your reservation.


  • Wear a mask or face covering at all times, including in the study rooms. We have free masks available if you do not bring one.

Social Distancing and Room Capacity

  • Remain at least 6 feet from other patrons and staff.

  • Wash or sanitize your hands when entering and leaving the library. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the library, and paper towel dispensers have been installed.

  • Our study rooms are available by appointment to single users only, and the rest of the library is closed. Please refrain from rearranging the furniture to work in groups, or moving to another study space within the library.

  • If you need to use a restroom, please use the ones outside the Library, on the other side of Public Safety.

Food and Drink

  • Due to campus policy, food and drink will not be allowed in the library, including all study rooms, at this time.

Computers and Printing

  • Our computers and printers are not currently available.

  • Please plan ahead and bring your own device, or make an appointment with the IT Help Desk for a loaner laptop.

  • Other printers are available for use in the CdC and elsewhere on campus. A list of all locations can be found in ServiceNow.

  • The Tech Hub will not be open to provide walk-in computing assistance.

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