Study Room Policy

Purpose:  To provide currently enrolled UNC Charlotte students with library areas appropriate for collaborative work.

  • Study Rooms are available only to currently registered UNC Charlotte students. Study Rooms must be booked in the online system before use.
  • Study Room reservations are self-booked by clicking on the “Study Room” link provided on the Atkins Library home page. A UNC Charlotte log-in is required for booking.  A total of up to four users may be designated for study room check-in.  (Please call or visit the Atkins Circulation Desk, first floor, (704-687-0491) if you have any questions or need assistance).
  • Reservation periods shall be from one hour to a maximum of three hours, during regular Library hours, with no “back to back” booking and only two weeks advance booking. Reservations are limited to one room at a time per group.
  • Study Rooms are to be used for classroom or research related activities.
  • Groups should not leave their rooms unattended during their reserved period. If groups finish early, study rooms may be released and made available for other users. Groups not present after 15 minutes of the booking time may forfeit their reservation. Groups wishing to claim an unoccupied, but booked room must inform library staff that the room is vacant and request that the forfeited reservation be canceled before booking the vacant room for their own use.
  • Please be mindful that Study Rooms are not sound-proof.  Keep voices to a moderate level so that nearby persons cannot hear your conversations.  No loud music or boisterous activity.  All library policies apply to persons using Study Rooms. For example, group behavior must always be appropriate to the Library setting in accordance with the "Atkins Patron Conduct Policy."
  • Furnishings from other parts of the Library may not be brought into the Study Rooms without Library permission.
  • Faculty wishing to use Study Rooms for their classes are referred to the UNCC "Classroom Assignment Policy". The Atkins Library must abide by this policy, which means that faculty may not book Atkins Library Study Rooms for their regularly scheduled classes.
  • If registered with Disability Services, patrons may book areas equipped with disability software and equipment in advance, with no time limit, and use these areas on an individual basis.

    Please contact the Circulation Desk on the first floor (704-687-0491) with any questions.

(revised 9/13)