Eligibility: Currently employed UMBC faculty and instructors are eligible to apply for a study room. Visiting faculty and researchers may apply by having the academic department they are working with submit a letter to the Circulation Department on their behalf.
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, and smoking: Food and drink are permitted in accordance with the library's Food & Drink guidelines. However, food and/or drink should 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 kept in study rooms should be charged out to the user.
Theft: Please be sure to secure all personal items left in study rooms, as the library is not responsible for theft of personal items.
Inspection: Library staff will periodically inspect study rooms and bins without notification to the user. Food items will be discarded and library materials not on loan will be returned to the stacks.
Windows: Users may not block or partially cover windows of study rooms.
Keys: Only assigned user will be given a key to the study room. Misplaced keys are subject to a replacement fine of $50.