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Room Reservations

Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, the Small Study Room can only accommodate one person at a time and the Large Study Room can only accommodate two people  (max.) at a time. See below for details. 

There are currently three rooms in the library that can be reserved by students and/or faculty & staff. See below for room descriptions and reservation policies:

Large Study Room (Learning Commons)

  • Accommodates up to 10 people
  • Includes: Interactive whiteboard & markers, whiteboard, projector, speaker, HDMI/VGA/Ethernet cables.
  • Dell Latitude Laptop (Windows 10) with Smart Notebook 16 and Apple Mini-DisplayPort adapter can be checked-out for three hours at a time with Learning Commons staff. Please see laptop circulation policy here.

Small Study Room (Learning Commons)

  • Accommodates up to eight people
  • Includes: Interactive whiteboard & markers, projector, speaker, HDMI/VGA/Ethernet cables.
  • Dell Latitude Laptop (Windows 10) with Smart Notebook 16 and Apple Mini-DisplayPort adapter can be checked-out for three hours at a time with Learning Commons staff. Please see laptop circulation policy here.

Merrill Instructional Lab

  • Accommodates approximately 30 people
  • Includes: 20 thin-client PCs (running Windows), projector, speaker, whiteboard
  • The Sullivan Library coordinates use of the Merrill Instructional Lab. Must be reserved by faculty & staff by emailing Ellie Horowitz or calling (845) 848-7506.

To reserve a study room, please verify the room is available at your desired time by checking the calendar on the right. Then, fill out the room reservation request form or speak with a library staff member in person or by calling (845) 848-7722. Please read the room reservation policy before making a reserving a room.

Room Reservation Policy 

Study Rooms

(Note: Starred policies are currently suspended or revised due to the public health emergency.)

  • *The small study can be reserved by groups of two or more. The large study room can be reserved by groups of three or more.
  • *The Small Study Room can be reserved by individuals during the public health emergency (no groups). The Large Study Room can currently be reserved by two people maximum during the public health emergency. In the Large Study Room, groups of two must: (a) wear masks appropriately at all times, (b) keep windows opens for air flow, and (c) sit at opposite ends of the conference table. Please note this policy will be reviewed once the weather turns and windows can no longer be kept open.
  • All DC students, alumni, faculty, and staff can reserve a study room.
  • *Individuals and groups of two are allowed to use unreserved study rooms, but must relinquish the room for an upcoming reservation if requested by library staff. They will have five minutes to relocate.
  • *Rooms can be reserved for up to 2 hours. Rooms can be reserved for one additional hour if not already reserved. Reservation extensions must be coordinated at the Learning Commons staff desk and may not be available the week before or during Finals Week.
  • *With cleaning materials provided by the library, users of study rooms will wipe down tables and seating upon arrival to ensure that they have a clean workspace.
  • Cancellations: Please inform library staff if an upcoming reservation needs to be cancelled. Those who do not extend this courtesy will find their study room privileges revoked. If you do not show up for your reservation, the reservation will be cancelled after 15 minutes.
  • Rooms can be reserved by (1) filling out the online reservation request form, or (2) visiting the Library/Learning Commons in person, or (3) calling (845) 848-7722.
  • Rooms can be reserved up to 14 days in advance.
  • Rooms are not reserved until you receive confirmation via email, over the phone, or in-person.
  • Rooms must be left in the condition you found them; please respect the space and equipment by cleaning up after yourselves. If you leave the room in an unkempt state, you will find their study room privileges revoked.
  • The Sullivan Library is not responsible for unattended items. Please do not “save” a room by leaving items in the room.
  • Laptops, Apple Mini-DisplayPort, and USB-C adapters can be borrowed for use of the study room Smartboards/projectors. Please see a Learning Commons clerk or librarian in person to borrow a laptop.

Merrill Instructional Lab/Rosary Computer Lab

During the public health emergency, the Merrill Instructional Lab/Rosary Computer Lab cannot be reserved for instructional purposes (please disregard the policies listed below). The lab is currently designated as a space for individual students to attend online classes. Students can request microphone-equipped earbuds at the library circulation desk and use webcam-equipped computers in the lab. Social distancing and masks are required in the computer lab. The lab will be open from 8am-10pm Monday-Thursday and 8am-5pm on Fridays, and can accommodate 12 people. 

  • The Sullivan Library coordinates use of the Merrill Instructional Lab.
  • The Sullivan Library uses the Merrill Instructional Lab for information literacy instruction. Library instruction receives preference over all other room use.
  • The computer lab can only be reserved by faculty & staff. Club advisors must request a reservation on behalf of their club members.
  • The computer lab can be reserved by emailing Ellie Horowitz or calling (845) 848-7506.
  • Faculty and staff must contact library staff before using the lab during class time (don't show up with a class/group expecting to be able to use the lab).
  • While not in use for instruction, the computer lab is an open lab for individuals and small groups to use as needed.

Reserve a Room

To reserve a room, please check availability in the calendar below. Then, fill out the room reservation form beneath the calendar.