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Reserving Group Study Rooms

Eight group study rooms are available on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the library. These spaces may be reserved for classes, meetings, and group study for up to 4 hours at a time.

How to reserve group study rooms:

  • ONLINE! See the Group Study Rooms and/or McGuire Room booking pages, or use the booking widget above.
  • In person at the Circulation Desk there is a laptop computer set up for booking rooms.
  • By phone – call the Circulation Desk at (412) 365-1245.
  • By email – send an email to circdesk@chatham.edu and include:
    1. Your first and last name
    2. An email address that you check regularly (preferably your Chatham email)
    3. Date of reservation
    4. Beginning and end time of reservation
    5. Estimate of how many people will be in your group, and
    6. Room preference, if any.

On the day of your reservation:

  • Check ONLINE to confirm your reservation! See the Group Study Rooms and/or McGuire Room booking pages.
  • Stop by the Circulation Desk to check out your key. Bring your valid Chatham ID.
    • You MUST check out the key for your room within the first hour of your reservation. If you do not pick up the key (or notify us of your late arrival) within the first hour, you will lose your reservation – no exceptions!

  • Running late or need to cancel your reservation? Just reach out to us, and we’ll accommodate your reservation!
    • Call the Circulation Desk at (412) 365-1245, or
    • Text the Reference Desk at (724) 919-4645

Food and drink are allowed in the study rooms, but please clean up after yourself before you leave! Recycle and dispose of all waste properly. Report all spills immediately to the Circulation Desk.

Accountability: If a key is not returned or lost, the person to which the key is checked out is responsible for a $125.00 key replacement fee.

Room Features and Photos

Capacity: 10

Features:

  • Table and chairs
  • Chalkboard
  • Electrical outlets
  • Windows

This room is located on the Quiet Study floor. Please be respectful and keep voices and devices at a low volume.

Capacity: 8

Features:

  • Table and chairs
  • Chalkboard
  • Electrical outlets
  • Window

This room is located on the Quiet Study floor. Please be respectful and keep voices and devices at a low volume.

Capacity: 4

Features:

  • Table and chairs
  • Armchair
  • Chalkboard
  • Electrical outlets
  • Window

This room is located on the Quiet Study floor. Please be respectful and keep voices and devices at a low volume.

Capacity: 10

Features:

  • Table and chairs
  • Chalkboard
  • Electrical outlets
  • Window

Capacity: 9

Features:

  • Table and chairs
  • Whiteboard (markers can be picked up at the Circulation Desk)
  • Electrical outlets
  • Window

Capacity: 10

Features:

  • Table and chairs
  • Whiteboard (markers can be picked up at the Circulation Desk)
  • Electrical outlets
  • Window

Capacity: 8

Features:

  • Table and chairs
  • Whiteboard (markers can be picked up at the Circulation Desk)
  • Electrical outlets
  • Large corner windows

Capacity: 10

Features:

  • Table and chairs
  • Whiteboard (markers can be picked up at the Circulation Desk)
  • Electrical outlets
  • NO window, but a lovely mural of Rachel Carson
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