Study Rooms: Reservations and Usage

Study Rooms: Reservations and Usage

Potter Library in the Peter Mercer Learning Commons is one of the available study spaces/computer lab spaces on campus. All the study rooms have whiteboards and data/power outlets. Dry erase markers & eraser kits are available for check-out at the circulation desk.

We have a total of 23 study rooms and media rooms available. Please reserve a room that is appropriate for you or the size of your group. Please note that you may be asked to move if you are a single person occupying a room meant for up to 10 people OR if you are a big group occupying a room meant for a maximum of 4 people. See below for a list of study rooms and max occupancy for each room.


    How to Reserve a Study Room

    1. Log into your Ramapo College Google Drive account and open up the Google Calendar.
    2. Click on a Date to add an event.
    3. Add a Title on the top of the window ex: “Study Room Reservation
    4. Click on Find a time below.
    5. Select Time block on the right side ex: 1:00pm – 2:00pm.
    6. Click on Add rooms on the left side and scroll down until you see Library-Learning Commons.
    7. Click on the Down Arrow Expand Menu to see all available study rooms.
    8. Select the room ex: LC-113 Study Room. (Room numbers include maximum occupancy. Please select an appropriate room based on the number of students who will be using the room. Please note that you will be asked to move to a smaller room if you are using a room meant for 10 people.)
    9. Scroll Up and click on the back arrow Go Back (All rooms & resources) at the top of the window.
    10. Click Save on the bottom of the window.

Note: “No Rooms Found” means that there are no available rooms at that time. Please select a new time and then select a room under Library-Learning Commons.

Study Room Reservations: Policies

  • The study rooms are intended for current Ramapo students only and are not open to faculty, staff, and the general public.
  • Students are required to check in to confirm their reservations when they arrive in the room. If you do not check in within 10 minutes of the reservation time, ex. 1:10pm, the room will be made available to others. This policy is in response to student requests for a better study room management system that encourages efficient room usage.


    Check in Process:

    1. Touch the display control panel if it’s in sleep mode and the monitor is not already displaying the reservation schedule.
    2. Select your reservation time by tapping on it ex: 1:00pm
    3. Above the selected time tap on the Check In button.
    4. Tap on the Check In button again.
    5. Please cancel your reservation if you find you no longer need it.


    How to Cancel a Reservation

    1. Log into your Ramapo College Google Drive account and open up the Google Calendar.
    2. Click on the event you want to delete. ex: “1pm Study Room Reservation
    3. On the top of the window Click Delete event Delete Event.

  • In order to provide fair access and use of study rooms to all students, please reserve the rooms only for the time that you need them.
  • Please note that you may be asked to move if you are a single person occupying a room meant for big groups OR you are a big group occupying a room meant for a maximum of 3 people.
  • Please refer below for study room capacity and closing times:

    1st floor (NOTE: ALL rooms on the 1st floor close at 10:00 pm Sun-Thu; 6 pm Fri & Sat)
    • Rm 113 – Media preview room – (seats 6 people)
    • Rm 114– Media preview room – (seats 5 people)
    • Rm 115 – Media recording room – (seats 5 people)
    • Rm 116 – Media editing room – (seats 3 people)
    • Rm 117 – Media editing room – (seats 3 people)
    • Rm 120 – Group study room – (seats 9 people)
    • Rm 124 – Group study room – (seats 10 people)
    • Rm 126 – Group study room – (seats 10 people)

    2nd floor (NOTE: ALL rooms on the 2nd floor close at 10:00 pm Sun-Thu; 6 pm Fri & Sat)
    • Rm 228 – Group study room – (seats 10 people)
    • Rm 229 – Group study room – (seats 10 people)
    • Rm 230 – Group study room – (seats 10 people)
    • Rm 231 – Group study room – (seats 10 people)
    • Rm 232 – Group study room – (seats 10 people)

    3rd floor – MAIN floor (NOTE: ALL rooms on the 3rd floor close at midnight Sun-Thu; 6 pm Fri & Sat)
    • Rm 331 – Group Study – (seats 10 people)
    • Rm 332 – Group Study – (seats 10 people)
    • Rm 333 – Group Study – (seats 10 people)
    • Rm 334 – Group Study – (seats 10 people)
    • Rm 335 – Group Study – (seats 10 people)

    4th floor (NOTE: ALL rooms on the 4th floor close at 10:00 pm Sun-Thu; 6 pm Fri & Sat)
    • Rm 429 – Group Study – (seats 10 people)
    • Rm 430 – Group Study – (seats 10 people)
    • Rm 431 – Group Study – (seats 10 people)
    • Rm 432 – Group Study – (seats 10 people)
    • Rm 433 – Group Study – (seats 10 people)

Study Room Usage: Policies

  • Study rooms are intended as a quiet place for students to work and study. Please keep noise levels to a minimum so as not to disturb other library users.
  • Face masks MUST be worn AT ALL TIMES in the study rooms and library/Learning Commons unless actively eating and drinking.
  • If additional seating is required please return it to the floor when you leave the study room. Any other furniture including tables and moveable whiteboards should not be moved in the study rooms.
  • Per Ramapo College policy, only service animals are allowed in the study rooms.
  • Personal belongings should not be left unattended in the study rooms. The library is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage of personal property.
  • Please note that you may be asked to move if you are a single person occupying a room meant for big groups or you are a big group occupying a room meant for a maximum of 3 people.
  • Study rooms may not be used for regularly scheduled seminars, classes, club meetings, or other extra-curricular activities.
  • Study rooms should be left clean. Please throw away trash in trash cans and clean the whiteboards before leaving.

 

Please note that you will be asked to leave the building if you do not comply with the Study Room policies. Thank you for your cooperation.