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COVID-19 Library Updates: Study Rooms

Resources to support learning for St. Kate's students, faculty, and staff.

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Study Room 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.

Vaccinated Students:

  • Social Distancing encouraged

Unvaccinated Students:

  • Masks required
  • Social distancing strongly encouraged

Other Policies

  • Wash or sanitize your hands frequently.

  • Please keep your space clean.

  • Food and beverages are now allowed in the library, including all study rooms, at this time, though users must clean up after themselves.

  • Study rooms can be reserved through your Google Calendar.

Study Room Access By Reservation

The Library is offering students access to our study rooms by reservation. There are 14 rooms available, with a variety of time slots. All rooms can safely hold either 1 or 2 students. Make sure you sign up for the correct room for your group size. For more information on the University's policies, see Shared Spaces and Study Areas. 

To view available time slots and book a study room, please use Google Calendar. 

Available Rooms:

1 student: 110, 111, 127A, 127B, 127C, 127D

2 students: 108, 109, 118, 121, 122, 124, 125, 126

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. 

  2. You will only receive an email if the booking is cancelled: 1). due to a conflict with another person's reservation or 2). if you have been in violation of the Library or University's COVID policies.

  3. To allow fair and equitable use of study rooms: 1). users can book up to 3 hours a day and up to 15 hours a week, 2). users cannot book more than 1 room at the same time, 3). rooms may be booked up to 3 weeks in advance, 4). rooms may not be booked for recurring events. 

  4. Arrive during your time slot. Make sure to bring your St. Kate's ID to access the CdC (Call Public Safety at 651-690-8888 if you have not received your ID). When you arrive at the library, please find your study room. If you need assistance, check in with a student worker at the Circulation Desk. 

  5. Masking is encouraged (but not required) in the open, public areas of the Library (you must wear one entering and exiting the Library) for all vaccinated library users. Unvaccinated people must still wear masks.

  6. Beverages and food are allowed, but you must clean the study room space before and after you use it with the provided cleaning supplies. 

  7. Social distancing is still encouraged (but not required) in all library spaces, including study rooms.

  8. Walk-in use of study rooms is allowed but students must make a reservation before using the room. Otherwise, students may lose the space to someone who makes a reservation.

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