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Book a Seat

Book a seat or room in the Library

Notice: March 30, 2021 -- In-person library visits are once again available.  All COVID precautions and requirements around mask wearing and physical distancing still apply.


If you would like to study in the Library, you must book a specific seat or room. You can book in advance, or visit the Library and book on the spot.

The Libraries have bookable spaces on the Main, Ground, and Basement floors of the R.P. Bell and in the Music Library.

All our bookable spaces are numbered by their floor and type. We have seats at tables; study rooms; and seats with computers.

To see where the seats, rooms and computers are located, please click the "info" box beside each seat in the booking system or see photos at the links below.

There is no limit on how far in advance you can reserve a space.

During a Yellow phase of recovery, the following risk mitigation measures will apply:

  • Food or drink are permitted in any of the public or bookable spaces in the library.
  • Students and faculty who use the library must wear a mask at all times, when not actively consuming food or beverages.
  • All group study rooms will have appropriate occupancy levels based on social distancing measures.

About our bookable seats and rooms

See photos of our seats and rooms:


On the day of your seat or room booking


  • Please wear a mask. Face masks are required while moving around within the Library. We encourage people to wear masks when sitting in public spaces, as well.
  • A staff person at our check-in table will confirm your booking and direct you to your space. Bookings are required to enter the building beyond our book pick-up area.
  • Book-a-seat appointments not attended within 30 minutes of the expected arrival time will be cancelled by the system.
  • If you need to change your expected arrival time but do not want to cancel your appointment, please contact us at
  • The Library has one-way directional signage on floors and doors. Please follow directional signage to your reserved space.
  • Facilities Management staff will be cleaning high-touch spaces throughout the day; however, we encourage you to wipe high-touch surfaces at your study space when you arrive and leave. Sanitizing wipes are available on all floors.
  • If you need library materials during your visit, you can order them online or visit our Access Services desk. The book stacks are closed to browsing, but staff and librarians are happy to get you the materials you need. You can use our web form or contact us by e-mail ( or phone (506-364-2568).