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LIB-016 Student Group Study Room Policy

Student Group Study Room Policy

Category: Library

Number: LIB-015

Responsibility: University Librarian

Approver: Library Management Team

Approval: November 1, 2013



The Arthur A. Wishart Library is committed, through its planning processes, to creating new spaces within the Library for student collaboration and innovation.  The purpose of this policy is to provide a framework for all users of this space in an equitable and respectfull manner.


This policy applies to the entire Arthur A. Wishart Library user community. 


Currently, there is one student group study room (WW307) in the Arthur A. Wishart Library and it accommodates a maximum of eight students. The room may be booked at the Library’s Circulation Desk or by calling (705) 949-2101 (or internally dial extension 4610).

Inquiries about using the Library Seminar Room (WW305) or university classrooms must be directed to the Office of the Registrar ( Campus computer labs must be booked through the Information and Technologies Services Department (

In order to book a room you must be a current Algoma undergraduate student with a valid library card and you may not book the room for anyone else’s use.


  • Rooms may be booked up to two weeks in advance;
  • Bookings must be made at the Circulation Desk or by calling (705)949-2301 x4610;
  • Bookings are first-come, first-served; Bookings may be up to 3 hours in length (maximum) or less;
  • Due to demand, no one may book more than one session per day; or more than two sessions per week:
  • Maximum occupancy is eight; the minimum occupancy is two.
  • Drinks drinks in spill proof cups or bottles with caps only;
  • Please remove all garbage and recycling when you leave the room;
  • Noise carries, please moderate the volume of your discussions;
  • Bookings for rooms left vacant for more than 15 minutes, whether at the beginning or during the booking time, will be cancelled and all personal items will be removed and kept at Circulation Desk and then sent to the university’s Lost & Found if not picked up that day;
  • The Library is not responsible for any personal items left unattended; belongings are the responsibility of their owners;
  • The group is responsible for leaving the room neat and clean;
  • The room must be vacated 5 minutes prior to library closing;
  • Use of the room is also governed by the Library’s Code of Conduct Policy.




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