Failure to conform to study room rules will result in termination of study room privileges.
Eligibility: Faculty must be employed by UMBC during the assigned time period. Emeritus faculty, visiting faculty and researchers must be sponsored by a UMBC faculty member or the Library Director.
Assignment: All study rooms will be assigned by random selection from those applications on hand on the selection date (which will be 2 weeks prior to the first day of the assignment time period), and thereafter on a first-come-first-served basis (with random selection in case of a tie; priority will be given to faculty members with sabbatical projects). Assignment is from the first day of the semester or combined summer sessions to the last day of exams for that semester or the summer sessions. Applications for successive assignments will be placed at the end of the queue. Rooms not claimed (by picking up the keys) within 14 days of the date of the assignment email may be reassigned.
Food, drink, smoking: Food and drink are permitted in accordance with the library's Food & Drink guidelines. However, food and/or drink may not be stored in study spaces, lockers, or book bins and if found by staff it will be discarded without notification to the owner (see also "Inspection" below). Smoking throughout the campus is prohibited by UMBC campus-wide policy.
Library materials in study rooms: All library materials left in study rooms must be charged out to the user.
Theft: Materials left in study rooms are the responsibility of the user. The library is not responsible for the loss of personal items nor for the loss of library materials left in these rooms.
Inspection: Library staff will periodically inspect study rooms and bins without notification of the user.
Windows: Users may not block or even partially cover windows of study rooms.
Keys: Keys for study rooms and bins are subject to fines for late return of $1.00 per day per key up to a $15.00 maximum fine per key. The fee for a lost key or a key not returned before the first day of the following semester is $50.00. Keys will only be issued to, or accepted for return from, the assigned patron. No other key transaction will be accepted. The library will not open study rooms or book bins in the case of a forgotten key.
2nd floor: 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 231, 232
3rd floor: 356, 357, 358, 361, 362
4th floor: 459, 460, 461, 464, 465
5th floor: 559, 560, 561, 564, 565
6th floor: 659, 660, 661, 664, 665
7th floor: 753, 755, 756, 757, 758, 759, 762, 763, 764 (7th floor rooms are double occupancy)