University of Rhode Island Libraries
Group study rooms
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Group study rooms
Group study rooms are located on Levels 2 and 3 of the University Library, Kingston.
Requests to use a group study room should be made at the Circulation Desk. The following
policies and procedures apply:
- Rooms are signed out for 3-hour intervals. If, at the end of
that interval the group wishes to stay for a longer period, their request will be granted
provided that another group is not waiting for the room.
- The University Library will not accept advance bookings
requested in person, over the phone [(401) 874-2672], or by e-mail [firstname.lastname@example.org].
- A Circulation staff member will retain the URI ID of the
designated Key Holder until the key has been returned. As the Key Holder, this person will
be responsible for the condition of the room. It is important to make sure that the room
is left in the same condition that it was found upon arrival. Any vandalism should be
reported to a staff member at the Circulation Desk as soon as possible.
- If the key is not returned, the Key Holder will have a
$100.00 fine placed on his/her record and a sanction will be placed with the Registrar. If
the key is later returned, the Registrars sanction will be lifted, and the fine will
be reduced to $20.00. The Key Holder will be responsible for this fine. This fine will
preclude the Key Holder from borrowing material from the Library until such time as the
fine is paid.
- It is the responsibility of the Key Holder to lock the room
before returning the key to the Circulation Desk.
The University Library, Kingston makes individual lockers available to library patrons to
facilitate using materials located in the library. Lockers are located in the northeast
area of Level 2. If you wish to obtain a key for a locker,
please inquire at the Circulation Desk. There is no fee to use a locker, however, the
following rules apply:
- Lockers are not intended to be used as permanent storage
- Combination locks must be purchased by the library patron
and placed on the assigned locker with the assistance of a Circulation staff member. The
combination of the lock must be provided to Circulation.
- The individual to whom the locker is assigned will be
responsible for any infraction or damage to the facility. Locker privileges will
automatically be suspended for violation of these regulations.
- No library books may be kept in any locker without first
being checked out at the Circulation Desk.
- No serials may be kept in any locker.
- The University Library maintains the right to check a locker
for any reason it deems necessary and to remove serials or other books that are not
- No curtains, door covers, or objects should be hung or
mounted that might block visual inspection of the locker.
- The University Library is not responsible for any loss,
theft, or damage to any material left in a locker.
- Lockers are assigned for academic year use only. At the end
of the academic year, all assigned lockers are to be emptied. If the assignee does not
clear his/her locker at this time, Circulation will remove the contents and will not be
responsible for maintaining the contents. Circulation will retain the lock if it is left
on at this time.
- Short-term summer use of lockers is available on a
first-come, first-served basis from June 1 through August 31.
The Circulation Desk maintains a temporary lost-and-found service for personal items left
in the University Library, Kingston.
A closing announcement is made 30, 15, and 5 minutes before closing the University
Library. The buildings lights are flashed at these intervals. The Circulation Desk
is closed for checkout 15 minutes prior to closing.
The Head of Circulation is Sandra Sheldon. Sandra can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com or by telephone at (401) 874-4229.