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How can I reserve a group study room?

Last Updated: Oct 16, 2015  |  3661 Views
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SAIS Library has four group study rooms: two on the 7th floor and two on the 8th floor [see floorplan]. All rooms have computers with keyboards and large monitors students may use to project from their laptops.

To reserve a SAIS Library study room:

Go to the SAIS Library website and click on Study Room Reservations.

OR use the touch screen on the 7th floor near Study Room 7B or the workstation on the 8th floor near Study Room 8B

SAIS Library’s group study rooms are for:

  • Groups of two or more students only
  • SAIS students and SAIS Library staff only
  • Maximum of two hours per day per group
  • If a room is not occupied within the first 15 minutes of the reservation block, the reservation will be cancelled.
  • Academic use only.  All other meetings/events should be scheduled through the Office of Student Life, on their website or by contacting the Director for Student Life (202-663-5705 or

Note to non-SAIS JHU students:

Due to high demand, Group Study Rooms are restricted for use by SAIS students and Library staff only.

Note to SAIS students: SAIS student requests for meeting and event rooms outside of the Library should be submitted using this form:

For the 2015-16 academic year, Nitze 410, 417, 501, 507 and 508 are available for after-hours use, when the Library is closed.


The Johns Hopkins D.C. Learning Commons located on the 3rd floor of the Bernstein-Offit Building (1717 Massachusetts Ave.) has 10 group study rooms open to all JHU students.  The Learning Commons is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 10:30 pm, Saturday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, and closed Sunday). JHED ID required for access.

To reserve a room in the D.C. Learning Commons

Use their reservation web site

D.C. Learning Commons group study rooms are for:

  • Group use therefore groups of two or more patrons get priority over a single person.
  • Users are limited to three hours of reservations.
  • If a room is not occupied within the first 10 minutes of the reservation block, the reservation is considered cancelled.
  • The reservation system cannot accommodate the transfer of a reservation to another user.
  • The staff is not responsible for informing patrons when a reservation period is over.
  • Only covered drinks are allowed in group study rooms. No food is allowed.

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