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Reserve a group study room

Before you reserve: Review guidelines

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

  • Any current MIT student, faculty or staff may reserve a group study room.
  • 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 http://owa.mit.edu and log in with your Kerberos ID.*
  2. Select New > Meeting Request from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the box next to Resources type “lib:room” (no quotes).
  4. Click the Check Names icon on the menu ribbon (a person with a check mark). A window will pop up with a list of group study rooms.
  5. Select a room, date, and time. (List of group study spaces)
  6. Switch to the Scheduling Assistant tab to see the room availability.
  7. In the Subject line, enter a recognizable description of your meeting.
  8. Click Send. You will receive an email stating if your request was accepted or declined by the room.

*You must have changed your Kerberos password within the last 12 months to use this system.

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.
  • This method cannot be used for scheduling future reservations or if the room is currently in use by someone else.

Cancel a reservation

Delete it from your Outlook calendar. This will remove the reservation from the Room Availability page.


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