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Policies regarding the Evelyn S. Field Library.

Group Study Rooms


It is the policy of the Library to provide quiet areas for group study. The library has five rooms designated as Group Study Rooms: L213, L212, L211, L210, and L209. The rooms can be for the purpose of academic or community projects. They may be reserved for blocks of three hours at a time.


  • Group Study Rooms are for use by two or more people.
  • Patrons may reserve a group study room up to one week in advance.
  • Reservations are not required but are highly recommended. Reservations can be made in person or by calling the Check Out Desk at (908) 218-8865.  
  • Same day use is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • If the group who has reserved the room is more than 15 minutes late, the reservation will be cancelled and the room made available to other groups.
  • If no other reservations have been made, a group can extend their reservation for an additional three hours by informing a library staff member at the Check Out Desk before the initial three hours expire.
  • The Library is not responsible for personal belongings left unattended in group study rooms; unattended items will be sent to the Security Office.


  • Individuals using a room alone may be asked by Library Staff to vacate the room to give preference to a group.
  • If a group is abusing their use of the room (i.e., making loud noise, food, playing games, etc.), Library Staff will ask the group to leave.
  • Once a group has signed up for a room, they should remain in the room for their allotted time. If the group needs to leave the Library, all belongings must be removed from the group study room.
  • No food is allowed anywhere in the Library, including the group study rooms.