Group Study Rooms - New Room Booking System

Posted on: January 31, 2014


We're implementing a new method for booking Group Study Rooms in the Library, using the University's "Room Booking" service.  It will be up and running soon.


This change is necessary because some groups are taking advantage of the current system, booking rooms for extended periods.  Although our guidelines don't permit this, our system has relied on the "honour system" when it comes to multiple bookings. When groups take advantage, it affects availability for others who are mindful of our policies.


The new service is more robust, providing the ability to impose restrictions. This will reduce mis-use and make the rooms more widely available.  The current use guidelines are being updated to reflect the Room Booking system's capabilities. 


The Library supports academic work, which increasingly requires group presentations and assignments as effective ways to learn. Group Study Rooms are in high demand as move deeper into the term, and they should be shared equally. 


ReminderUntil we have the new system in place, we remind students to be respectful of the study needs of others and of the guidelines provided on our Group Study Rooms webpage.


  • No group should book more than 2 hours per day.  
  • Rooms are for group study or projects specifically relating to a Trent course.  They are not a social or club meeting space.

Restrictions apply only to advance booking.  Unbooked rooms can be used on a walk-in basis. Check the webpage to see if a room is booked.


    Please keep in mind that the Charter of Student Rights and Responsibilities requires students to consider the rights of others in their academic and research pursuits and to abide by University rules.  Violations can result in sanctions.