Carlson Library has four study rooms that can be reserved for group or individual study for academic purposes.  Priority is given to semester long workshops (semester long reservations end on the last day of classes).  When rooms are not reserved, they are available for group or individual study on a first come, first served basis.

Self Reservations: Anyone within the University of Rochester community may use this option to reserve a room up to two weeks in advance for academic purposes.  You must use your University of Rochester email address.  You will receive an email confirmation of your reservation. This option is limited shortly before and during the first 3 weeks of each semester.

TA office hours: Any free table within the library may be used. Write your course # and location on the whiteboard at Carlson Library's main entrance. Ask at the Circulation/Reserve desk for a mini whiteboard to set on your table (write course # on this board).

Email (monitored M - F  9 am - 4 pm)

  • for help reserving a room
  • to make a semester long reservation
  • to reserve a room more than 2 weeks in advance
  • to reserve a room during the beginning of semesters
  • to ask questions or make comments about Carlson Library room reservations

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