Duquesne University School of Law

New Rules and Procedures for the Reservation and Use of Group Study Rooms

Group Study Room Pictures

 

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The procedures for reserving and using group study rooms have changed.  Now, instead of checking out a key at the Information Desk, you must reserve a room online.  Reservations can be made five days in advance.

We are also testing making study rooms available unlocked.  Thus, once you have booked the room online, you may simply bring your email confirmation and your University I.D. to the room. Rooms are still only available to law students and may still only be reserved by groups of two or more.

If a room is not reserved, it is available for use on a first come/first served basis. However, a group with a proper reservation has the right to ask others to leave if that group shows up to use the room at any point during the reserved time. In other words, if a group is late, it does not surrender its reservation. You can tell if a room is reserved by checking the Center’s website, and a group with a proper reservation will receive an email confirmation.

We ask that you please be courteous and respect others' reservations.

 

How to reserve a room:

  • Pick a room and a time in the chart
  • Enter your name and duq.edu and confirm that you are a law student and your reservation is for a group
  • Click submit
  • Check that you’ve received a confirmation email (please keep this handy, along with your University I.D. card)

 

Terms and Conditions for Study Room Use:

  • Rooms can be reserved up to five days in advance.
  • Rooms are available to law students only.  Have your Duquesne University identification card with you. The Center's staff has the right to cancel any reservation made by a non-law-student.
  • The minimum occupancy for a reserved group study room is two persons.
  • Please use your Duquesne University email address to make the reservation.
  • Keep your reservation confirmation (which you should receive by email). 
  • Rooms are booked in two-hour slots. A group can reserve two separate two-hour slots each day.
  • The maximum amount of time that a group can reserve across all study rooms is four hours per day. If the Center's staff notices that one group is clearly monopolizing a room by having different group members sign up for time slots, we reserve the right to honor the first four hours of reservations and open up the remaining hours.
  • If a room is not reserved, it is available on a first come/first served basis. If a room is unoccupied but reserved, the group with the reservation has the right to ask others to leave if that group shows up to use the room at any point during the reserved time. In other words, if a group is late, it does not surrender its reservation.
  • Be courteous and respect others' reservations. You should also cancel reservations, if appropriate, so as to allow everyone to use this valuable resource.
  • Finally, remember that the study rooms are not sound proof, so please maintain a reasonable level of conversation so as not to disturb others who are working.