Study Rooms

The University Libraries has 24 study rooms located in the Central Reading Room, North Reading Room, and Southampton campus. Any SBU student can use the study rooms; priority is given to students with an online reservation. Study rooms are for groups of 2-6 students. Please adhere to the capacity limits for each room.

You can reserve the room of your choice online using the Stony Booked site or you can scan the QR code located outside the room of your choice. You must log in with your Stony Brook email ( Rooms can be reserved for a maximum of 2 hours a day. Reservations are not transferable; the person who made the reservation must be present in the study room for the duration of the reservation. Reservations that are unclaimed after 15 minutes are subject to cancellation.

Group Study Room Policies & Procedures

  • Users can make one (1) reservation a day for a maximum of two (2) hours per day / ten (10) hours per week.
  • A minimum of two (2) people are required to be able to reserve and use a study room.
    • Add the second person’s SBU email to the Participant List on the right of the reservation screen.
  • Study rooms can be reserved up to two weeks in advance.
  • Room reservations that are unclaimed after 15 minutes from the start are subject to cancellation.
  • Rooms are available first come, first served basis when not reserved.
  • For assistance in using the online reservation system, please speak to a staff member at the service desks.
  • While in the study rooms, please keep conversations at a moderate level so other patrons are not disturbed.
  • Conference room technology not available

Terms & Conditions

  • The study rooms are intended to be a quiet place for students to work and study. The purpose is to support academic study, research, and group collaboration. 
  • Inappropriate conduct such as excessive noise, sleeping, sexual acts, fighting, or writing on furniture is not permitted. See the Libraries’ User Code of Responsibility.
  • Study rooms are intended for SBU students; they are not open to the general public.
  • Furniture must remain in the study room and no furniture is to be added to or removed from the study rooms.
  • Please follow the Zone policy and remove any garbage before vacating the room.
  • Erase the whiteboards when you leave.
  • Talking is permitted in the study rooms but please be respectful of others who are working nearby. Keep conversations quiet and use headphones when using audio
  • Do not leave your personal belongings unattended. 
  • Study rooms are not to be used for classes, lectures, or department or student organization meetings. 
  • Failure to comply with the Libraries’ User Code of Responsibility and the Study Room Terms & Conditions may result in loss of study room privileges.
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