Reserving Study Desks in the Main Library

Fair use of study desks

The Library's 700 study desks are in high demand. For this reason, it is not permitted to reserve seats and tables for more than 30 minutes.

To ensure that desks are not reserved for unreasonable amounts of time, the library has introduced "parking meters" for the study areas.

How to reserve your study desk


Library patrons leaving their desks set the time of leaving on the meter.

The desk is reserved for the following 30 minutes.

After that (or if there is no parking meter on a desk) patrons looking for a free desk may put aside any books or papers left on the desk and use it.

What do I do if there is no parking meter on my desk?

If there is no parking meter on your desk, you can get one at the information desk or the circulation desk.