Room Reservation Policy

Policy: 7.6
Volume: 7, Library
Chapter: 6, Library Room Reservation Policy
Responsible Executive: Library Director
Executive Council Approval Date: 12/4/12
Originally Issued: 10/29/12

Reason for policy:

The Library's primary goal is to support the mission of the University to provide quality educational programs in the fields of health care and education in concert with the Judaic commitment to social justice, intellectual pursuit, and service to humanity. The Library's main user population is Touro University California (TUC) students, faculty (including adjuncts) and staff.

Who should read this policy:

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff

Policy statement:

Group Study Rooms

  • This policy governs the use of the 8 group study rooms located in the Library. The primary purpose of these rooms is to provide students places to study in small groups.
  • Reservations for Library study rooms may be made by writing your name in the desired time slot in the Study Room Reservations Binder located at the Library circulation desk.
  • If a study room is not reserved, it is available on a first come first serve basis.
  • Reservations for Library study rooms may be made by groups of 2 or more students.
  • Each study room may be reserved for a two-hour time period. Different individuals from the same group may not reserve rooms under different names thus having use of a room for longer than two hours.
  • Room reservations for study rooms may only be made by students.
  • Reservations must be recorded in the Study Room Reservations Binder at least two hours in advance of the desired time period for any hours the Library is open in the current calendar month.
  • A reservation is considered cancelled if group does not occupy the study room within 10 minutes of the reservation.
  • Library group study room 216 contains an OMM table. This room may be reserved only for OMM or physical diagnosis. When it is not reserved for OMM and physical diagnosis it may be used for regular study.
  • Use of a group study room requires continuous occupancy. Items left unattended in a group study room for 15 minutes or more may be removed by a Library staff member so that the room can be used by other students. Items removed from a study room by a library staff member can be claimed at the Library circulation desk.

Library Computer Lab

Reservations for the Library computer lab may be made by contacting the Access Services Librarian or the Library Director.

  • Closures of the Library Computer Lab are publicized on the Library’s website.

Library Conference Room

  • The Library Conference Room must be reserved through the EMS system. This room cannot be reserved in the Library’s Study Room Reservations Binder. When the Library Conference Room is not reserved, it is open and available as a study room.
  • The maximum occupancy of the Library Conference Room (Room 209) is 8 persons.
  • Students can reserve the Library Conference Room through Student Services.

Applicable to All Rooms Covered by this Policy

  • The Library staff cannot watch or be responsible for personal items left unattended in the Library.
  • The Library food policy applies to all rooms in the Library.
  • Windows may not be covered or blocked in any room.
  • Please direct any questions regarding the Library room reservation policy to the Library Director at (707) 638-5314.