Study Rooms

Whether you are working with a group, studying alone, or watching a movie, the Library has a space for you.

Student Group Study Rooms

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Group study rooms are for Saint Mary's students ONLY:

  • 2 or more students can reserve any of the six group rooms. 2 people must be in the room at all times.
  • All patrons must be students*
  • Rooms are meant to be shared by as many student groups as possible.
  • Back-to-back and/or multiple reservations by a group are not allowed and may be cancelled by library staff if rooms are in high demand.
  • Reservations may be made no more than 1 week in advance
  • Maximum booking time is 3 hours
  • 2 students in the group need to be present to check out a group study key
  • Proof of reservation confirmation (email/text) is required
  • “No Show” groups forfeit their reservations after 15 minutes
  • Rooms include a flat screen monitor, DVD/VHS player, white board/chalk board, and table with chairs
  • Whiteboard markers and erasers are available for check-out at the service desk
  • All reservations are made through D!bs

*(Students who are collaborating or being tutored by faculty, staff of non SMC tutors may not use Library group study rooms)

How to request a group study room

Request a reservation

Group Study Room Guidelines for Use

For more information, visit the Library Service Desk or call (925) 631-4229.

Silent Study Zones

Two Silent Study Zones are available for anyone needing a quiet work space and are reserved for completely silent reading and study. On the first floor the room is adjacent to the Reference Collection and has large tables, 18 computers, and seating for 54. On the third floor a smaller Silent Study Zone is located in room M-11, and has 9 comfortable arm chairs, bean bag chairs, and two individual study tables. Reservations are not required for either space.

Movie Viewing

Anyone needing to watch a movie can use one of the media carrels located on the second floor. Each carrel includes a flat screen monitor with DVD/VHS player. Headphones and remote controls are available for check out at the Library Service Desk. Reservations are not required.