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Cell Phones: Please respect other library users by silencing phones while in the library and conducting telephone conversations outside the library.

Food & Drink: Drinks in covered containers are permitted. Smelly and/or messy food is not.

Quiet Areas: Many users want a quiet place to study. Please respect the quiet areas in the stacks on the first and second floors and in the reading room on the first floor.

Study Rooms: Study rooms are for student, staff, and faculty use only. For more information, please refer to Room Reservations, below.

Room Reservations

For Students

Library Classroom (No. 106): The classroom may be reserved on a one-time basis for group work or study. Contact the reference desk (x4491), Marianne Stowell Bracke (x4483), or Nancy Bunker (x4481) to reserve. Reservations may be canceled by library staff, with due notice, no fewer than three days (72 hours) before the scheduled use if a conflicting library-instruction-program need arises.

Group Study Rooms No. 1 through No. 6 and No. 211: Limited to one three-hour reservation per group per day. First come, first served for groups of two or more. These rooms may not be reserved for regularly scheduled classes or for tutoring. Sign up weekly on the posted sheets on each room door.

Individual Study Rooms (Nos. 212-13 and No. 205): Limited to individual study use on a first-come, first-served basis. These rooms may not be reserved for regularly scheduled classes or tutoring. Sign up weekly on the posted sheets on each room door.

For Faculty and Staff

Selected library rooms and facilities may be reserved, subject to the following policies, by Whitworth faculty, students or staff only. Generally, persons or parties not affiliated with the university may not reserve these spaces.

Library Classroom (No. 106): When it is not needed for library instruction, the classroom may be reserved on a one-time or occasional basis. Reservations may be canceled by library staff, with due notice, no fewer than three days (72 hours) before the scheduled use if a conflicting library-instruction-program need arises. Reservations must be made with the reference/library instruction staff (reference desk, ext. 4491; Marianne Stowell Bracke, ext. 4483; Nancy Bunker, ext. 4481).

Group Study Rooms No. 1 through No. 6 and No. 211: Rooms 5, 6, and 211 seat up to eight people. Limited to one three-hour reservation per group per day. First come, first served for groups of two or more. May not be assigned for regularly scheduled classes or tutoring. Reserve through the circulation department (ext. 4200), or sign up weekly on the posted sheets on each room door.

Individual Study Rooms (Nos. 212-213 and No. 205): Limited to individual study use on a first-come, first-served basis. These rooms may not be reserved for regularly scheduled classes or tutoring. Reserve through the circulation department (ext. 4200), or sign up weekly on the posted sheets on each room door.

Archives & Special Collections Reading Room (No. 146): May be reserved for classes or other groups using the Daniel Photography Collection or other special collections or archives needs. Reserve through the circulation department (ext. 4200). 

Curriculum Library (No. 142): May be reserved only for education classes or other groups for workshops using the materials housed in the library. Open to all library users at other times. Reservations must be made with the reference desk (ext. 4491).

Library Courtyard: Can be scheduled for special events by permission of the library director (ext. 4482).

Computer Labs: Computer labs are managed and scheduled by the manager of computer labs (ext. 4567).

Instructional Technology and Media Facilities: ITMS facilities, including the studio and media development room, are managed by the ITMS department (ext. 3233).