Evans Library Study Room Guidelines
The following guidelines are intended to make study rooms available to all guests in the most fair manner possible.
General Study Room Guidelines
- The Evans Library and Library Annex have group study rooms available for reservation to current TAMU students, staff, and faculty for academic activities.
- The Evans Library also has individual study rooms available for check out to current TAMU students, staff, and faculty for academic activities.
- Food and beverages are permitted in the rooms adhering to the Food and Drink Policy.
- Reservations are not necessary during the interim between semesters.
All rooms come with chairs, a writing surface and electrical outlets.Wireless access is available throughout the entire library. Group study rooms come equipped with whiteboards or chalkboards. Dry erase markers or chalk is provided. As a courtesy to other Aggies, please do not remove these items from the study rooms.
Specific Group Study Room Guidelines
- Group study rooms are located on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th floors of Evans Library and on the 2nd and 4th floors of the Library Annex.
- To ensure the use of a room, you must make a reservation. However, empty rooms that are reserved can be used until claimed by the person holding the reservation. Reservations can be made up to a week in advance for up to four (4) hours per day. If you have a need requiring an exception to these guidelines, please speak directly with a staff member at the main service desk on the first floor of the Evans Library.
- Keys do not need to be checked out from the desk. Rooms are unlocked at all times. Do not leave items unattended in the rooms. The person reserving the room, must be able to provide a picture I.D. and confirmation of the reservation (i.e. a printed or digital copy of the confirmation).
- Any questions regarding room reservations and availability should be directed to the first floor desk of the Evans Library or Annex.
- The Library reserves the right to limit future study room use if the system is abused.
Specific Individual Study Room Guidelines
Due to the high demand for Individual study rooms, overdue fines will be generated when a study room key is not returned by the due time.
Individual study rooms check out for a maximum of four (4) hours at one time. A room may be renewed; however, this is dependent upon the current demand for rooms. The service desk staff will determine the availability of rooms that can be renewed. To renew a study room, you will need to return the key and check it out again. Do not leave your belongings in the room because your request for renewal might not be approved for the exact same room.
Keys to individual study rooms at the Evans Library must be checked out and returned at the main service desk on the first floor of the Evans Library. A waiting list is not kept when all rooms are in use. To check on availability of rooms, please speak to a staff member at the main service desk.
Individual study rooms are located on the 3rd floor, and available on a first-come, first-serve basis, depending on availability. There are several Individual study rooms available on the back wall of Evans 2nd floor that are kept unlocked and are on a first-come first-serve basis.
Conditions for Using Any Study Room
- By using a study room, the individual assumes responsibility for the conduct of the group members and the condition of the room.
- Study rooms are meant to support academic study, research, and positive group collaborations. Inappropriate conduct such as sexual acts, excessive noise, fighting, sleeping, or writing objectionable, vulgar, or obscene language on the whiteboards, chalkboards, tables, or walls is not permitted. The Library reserves the right to eject users from rooms based on inappropriate conduct, limit future study room use, and follow up with appropriate University authorities.
- Any damage should be reported immediately to the main service desk. Unreported damage will be treated as an act of vandalism and reported to University Police for follow-up.
- Talking is permitted in study rooms, as they are intended for group collaboration, but please be mindful of your neighbors who are also studying nearby.
- Windows in the doors may not be blocked at any time. Library building monitors help ensure the safety of our guests and need the ability to look inside all rooms.
- Large furniture, such as tables and couches, are not to be placed inside study rooms.
The Library reserves the right to relocate individuals from larger group study rooms to a smaller room if a larger group needs the space.