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Study Spaces Guidelines

Montgomery College Library has three types of study spaces: collaborative workstations, group study rooms, and one button studios.

General Guidelines

All library study spaces may be reserved online in advance or are available to walk-ins. 

reserve a study space
  • Reservations may be made for a maximum of two hours per day.
  • Users must click the link in the confirmation email within two hours of submitting a request or the reservation will be canceled.
  • Reservations may be forfeited if the study space is not occupied within 15 minutes of the reserved time.
  • Study spaces must be occupied at all times by group members, with no personal belongings left unattended.
  • A group that reserves a study space has priority use of that space.
  • Each study space has a minimum and maximum group size. Please review the review the details for each space type below, or when booking the space, for specific group size requirements. Additional chairs may not be moved into the space to accommodate more people.

Failure to adhere to the posted rules and the policies described in the Student Code of Conduct (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) may result in the loss of privileges. Explore below to learn about each type of study space and guidelines specific to that space.

Collaborative Workstations

Promote collaboration on projects by allowing users to share screens from personal devices (laptops and tablets) to a larger, shared screen.

USERS
  • Montgomery College students, faculty, or staff with a current MC ID card.
  • Groups of 3 to 6.
  • Student use of workstations takes priority over others.
LOCATIONS AND EQUIPMENT
  • Collaborative workstations are located at the Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring library locations.
  • Because the workstations are located in open areas in the library, conversations at the workstations must not disturb other library users.
  • The workstations support two cable types: VGA and HDMI. The library loans these cables for use with the workstations at the service desk.
Group Study Rooms

Enable students to work as a group without disturbing others in the library.

USERS

  • Montgomery College students.
  • Montgomery College part-time faculty who want to utilize rooms to consult privately with students.
  • Student use of the rooms takes priority over others.
  • Allowed group size is determined by the campus where the room is located.
    • Germantown and Rockville group study rooms require a minimum of three students per group.
    • Takoma Park/Silver Spring group study rooms require a minimum of two students per group.

LOCATIONS AND EQUIPMENT

  • Group study rooms are located at all MC Library locations.
  • Group members must be present to be admitted to the group study room.
  • Upon arriving at the library, group members should visit the service desk and present a current MC ID card to borrow the room key.
  • If the room key is returned late, a fine of $2 per hour, maximum $8, will be charged.
  • Group study rooms come equipped with a conference table and chairs, whiteboard, and large monitor for displaying device screens.
One Button Studios

Allows users to quickly and easily create high-quality videos with no experience or technical knowledge.

USERS

  • Montgomery College students, faculty, or staff with a current MC ID card.
  • Student use of this service takes priority over other users.

LOCATIONS AND EQUIPMENT

  • One button studios are located at all MC Library locations.
  • Users must be present to be admitted to the one button studio.
  • Upon arriving at the library, the users should visit the service desk and present a current MC ID card to borrow the room key.
  • If the room key is returned late, a fine of $2 per hour, maximum $8, will be charged.
  • Each one button studio comes equipped with a microphone, studio light, and camera, all ready for use.
  • Users must bring their own USB drive to save their video file.