Group Study Rooms
Available for use by EWU students only, the group study rooms are designed to enable small and medium-sized groups to study together in an enclosed environment so as not to disturb others. These rooms are not to be used for functions such as committee meetings, classes, seminars or lectures for which other facilities are available.
The use of these rooms will not be scheduled in advance, with the following exceptions:
- Three large rooms (L20, M17, U30 and U34) may be reserved by groups of five or more, for occasional use.
- Rooms U03 and L12 may be reserved by groups of two to four, for occasional use.
Go to the circulation desk for questions and reservations.
- Reservations require at least one-hour advanced notice.
- Groups more than 10 minutes late lose the reservation.
- All unoccupied/unreserved group study rooms may be used by groups of two or more without reservation. However, for the larger rooms, groups of five or more have priority.
- Study rooms cannot be used by fewer than two individuals.
- Noise must be held to acceptable levels.
- All other applicable library policies, such as those regulating conduct and food/beverage/tobacco use, apply to the group study rooms.
- No equipment or materials can be left in the group study rooms overnight.
- Windows cannot be covered and doors will be operable at all times.
Meeting Rooms, Events, and Displays in JFK Library
Meeting rooms are intended for the use of library staff and other University groups. EWU staff and faculty may request rooms via Eagle Sync or reserve space in 25Live. For further assistance, call the circulation desk at 509.359.7888.
- Meeting rooms may be approved for group study use when they are not otherwise scheduled. Requests to use meeting rooms for group study should be directed to library operations office or the borrowing/circulation desk.
- When used for group study, the library’s food/beverage/tobacco policy applies.
- Meeting rooms and other library spaces may be approved for conducting events and exhibiting displays. Such requests should be submitted using 25Live, Eagle Sync, or by calling the library circulation desk.
Study Carrel Assignments
Study carrels are issued to EWU faculty and students. Faculty and graduate students currently preparing their thesis or graduate research projects are given first assignment priority, followed by other graduate students (who are currently admitted to an EWU graduate program). Carrel assignments may be issued to undergraduate students based on specific, academic-related need, such as work on projects requiring significant numbers of library resources. Applications received from undergraduate students are considered after all pending faculty and graduate student applications are processed. Applications are generally processed in order of their application dates, within their respective categories.
- Faculty/graduate students: up to one academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters), expiring no later than the last day of spring quarter. Upon request, an extension may be provided for the concurrent summer quarter. Summer extensions are accepted within 30 days of the due date.
- Undergraduate Students: up to one academic quarter.
- Renewals: carrel assignments may be renewed on a quarter by quarter basis, provided there is not a waiting list. If there is a waiting list, renewal applications are placed at the end of the list. Renewal requests are accepted within 30 days of the due date.
Applicants are notified by the library when a carrel becomes available and are provided two weeks from the date of notification to claim the assignment. Carrel assignments not claimed within the two-week period may be passed on to the next applicant on the list.
Carrel assignees are responsible for the acquisition, maintenance, and return of carrel keys. Assignees must return carrel keys on or before the expiration date. Carrel assignees are responsible for all fines and recorded charges associated with lost or late keys.
Up to three assignees may be assigned to one study carrel. Carrel assignees are responsible for arranging usage schedules among themselves. Conflicts or problems should be brought to the attention of the circulation manager. The library reserves the right to enter and inspect the study carrels at any time.
Carrel assignees may be asked to maintain a usage log. Usage logs are retained in the carrels and should be updated with each use. The Libraries’ food and drink policy applies in all carrels. Smoking is not permitted in any area within the library. Non-circulating materials, such as reference materials or periodicals, may not be retained in the carrel overnight. Library materials kept in a carrel in violation of the carrel policy will be removed by library personnel. Leaving personal items in a carrel is at the owner’s risk. The library is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items left in a carrel. Pictures, posters, or other items may not be attached to the painted walls within the carrels or to the windows. Carrel windows may not be covered (except with the existing blinds). Additional chairs may not be placed in the carrel without receiving prior approval from a circulation department staff member.
Carrel assignments that are used infrequently, as determined by the usage log, may be revoked and assigned to someone else. Assignees may be charged for damage done to a carrel. Carrel assignments may be altered or revoked at any time, with or without cause.
Instruction Spaces in the JFK Library
- L23 and the auxiliary classroom are designed to provide library personnel with a teaching facility for student, faculty, staff, and community learning. Library personnel have priority on using these spaces.
- The computers on the upper level toward the lobby are primarily for use by students, faculty and staff for individual research. It is not a classroom space and should not be used for a lecture session. If an instruction room is unavailable and another space cannot be utilized, library personnel
may reserve the computers.
- Instructors teaching English composition classes (English 100, 101 and 201) may request use of either an instruction room, or if one is not available, the computers on the upper level, up to 2 times during the quarter for “research days” wherein the students are using the library resources to find information. Requests can be made to the library faculty chair. Other instructors who have had an instruction session with a librarian may be granted the same privileges, at the discretion of the faculty chair. Library personnel reserve the right to reschedule the request if L23 or the auxiliary classroom required for a librarian-led instruction session.