Gulf Coast Library’s Group Study Rooms Guidelines

These guidelines provide general information about Gulf Coast Library’s group study rooms and how they should be used.



·       Seven rooms located on the third floor

·       Room sizes vary to accommodate up to 10 people

·       Rooms include meeting table and chairs and whiteboards.  Whiteboard markers and erasers can be acquired at the Circulation Desk.

·       Intended to provide space for collaborative work and study – may not be used for semester-long instruction or office hours

·       Drop-in usage is welcome, but priority is given to groups with reservations

·       Reservations may be made online at for up to two hours at a time

·       Doors to Group Study Rooms are unlocked.  DO NOT LEAVE PERSONAL ITEMS UNATTENDED.

·       Contact the Circulation Desk for more information: 228-214-3450



Group study rooms are intended for groups of 2 or more.

Drop-in usage is welcome, although priority will be given to study groups who have reserved their room through the online reservation system at

Rooms can be reserved in half hour increments for up to two hours at a time and up to two weeks in advance by current USM students, faculty, and staff.

You must bring proof of confirmation when you come to the room to claim your slot– a printout, saved email or screenshot on phone, laptop, or other device, etc.

Drop-in users must relinquish the room when presented with another group’s confirmation of reservation for that time/room.

Groups are responsible for the condition of the room.Users of the group study rooms must clean up after themselves, and leave the room in good condition for the next users, including erasing the white board.

Dry-erase marker and eraser packs are available at the Circulation Desk.

While the group study rooms are designed for group use, they are not soundproof. Please be considerate of other library users and maintain reasonable noise levels. To prevent noise from leaving the room, the door should be closed when the room is occupied.

Library furniture from other locations may not be moved into study rooms.

The Library is not responsible for the loss or theft of personal property.If you leave the room unattended, you risk the loss of your possessions. Lost and Found items are kept at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor.

Occupants of Group Study Rooms (or any area in the Library) may be asked to leave the area or the Library for inappropriate behavioror for failure to follow these Group Study Room Guidelines for Use and/or University Libraries Acceptable Behavior Policy. Failure to follow the room policies or the online reservation policies/limits will result in the loss of Group Study Room privileges and your email will be blocked by the online reservation system.