Group Study and Presentation Practice Rooms are for use by current Columbia and Barnard students. A group is defined as two or more students.

Room Reservation Policy & Guidelines

  • An individual may use a group study/presentation practice room on a walk-up basis only if the room has no active reservation. Individual users must vacate the room when requested by a group who has a reservation.
  • These rooms are intended only for collaborative study and/or presentation practice; they are not for meetings, classes, TA office hours, or other non-study uses.
  • Reservations can be made up to 1 week in advance. Reservations can be scheduled by an individual (UNI login) in half-hour increments up to 2 hours/day per library location. 
  • Please respect your fellow students; keep noise to a minimum.
  • Remove all belongings and dispose of trash when you leave so it is ready for the next group.


By making this reservation, you are verifying your understanding that you are accountable to all Columbia rules and regulations, including the Libraries Code of Conduct, while using the reserved space. This includes not only your own behavior, but that of those you permit into the space during your reservation. Failure to comply with University policies may lead to immediate dismissal from the library and referral to Student Conduct and Community Standards for review. Should you no longer need the space, it is important to cancel your reservation so you are not held accountable for other individuals' behavior.