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Reserve a group study room

Before you reserve: Review guidelines

We want to make these rooms available to as many MIT students as possible. If your request violates any of these guidelines, it will be cancelled.

  • Group study rooms are for the use of current MIT students, faculty, and staff.
  • Priority is given to groups of two or more – single users can be “bumped”.
  • Rooms may be reserved for a maximum of 3 hours at a time.
  • Rooms may be reserved no more than 30 days in advance.
  • Reservations for consecutive, concurrent, or recurring meetings are not permitted.
  • Rooms are only available during library hours.
  • Reservations cannot be placed over the phone or by e-mail.

Reserving a group study room

Please review the guidelines above before reserving. If your request violates any of the reservation guidelines above, your reservation will be cancelled.

Reserve online (or check availability)

  1. Visit MyCard@MIT and log in with your Kerberos ID (you must have changed your Kerberos password within the last 12 months to use this system).
  2. Select Room Reservation.
  3. Select MIT Libraries from the Room Group drop-down menu.
  4. Select the desired date, time, and length of reservation, and a list of available spaces will appear.
    • click/tap the “i” icon for more information (capacity, equipment, etc.)
    • click/tap the calendar icon to view more availability for that room
  5. Reserve the selected room:
    • click the reserve button (on mobile – tap the room name)
    • under event name, enter a recognizable description of your meeting (which will display publicly)
    • add other attendees’ names under “Who else can open the door?” so they can also confirm the reservation when entering the room
    • select confirm


  • If you do not arrive for your reservation 15 minutes or more after the start time, Libraries’ staff may release the reservation so the room is available to other community members.
  • You may log back in at any time to view, update, or cancel (“drop”) your reservation.

Reserve in-person:

  • Use the touch screen devices mounted outside each room.
  • These devices allow anyone from the MIT community to book an immediate reservation for up to 3 hours from the current time, as long as the room is available.
  • This method cannot be used for scheduling future reservations or if the room is currently in use.

Cancel a reservation

To cancel (“drop”) a reservation, either log in to MyCard@MIT  or use the touchscreen device outside the door.

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