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Study Room Policies
West has 24 individually assigned faculty study rooms that are furnished with
a desk, chair, and book shelf and that provide wireless internet access. The
assignment period is for one academic year, beginning at the end of the first
week of classes during fall semester and ending on the last day of the Summer
C semester. Any current University of Florida faculty member who is in social
science or humanities fields and who is at the rank of Assistant Professor
or above may apply for a study. Priority will be given first to those on sabbatical
who are using the resources of Library West and second to those at the rank
of Assistant Professor. The Library West Circulation Coordinator makes study
assignments, using a lottery if there are more applicants than studies in
the priority categories. A waiting list will be maintained so that studies
relinquished early may be reassigned.
West Circulation Coordinator maintains the database of applicants and
makes assignments after drop/add in the Fall.
Services notifies all faculty applicants via email when assignments
have been made.
with studies must pick up their key in person at the Library West Circulation
Desk. An assignee with a disability may send instructions to release
the key to a registered proxy.
must remove all personal books, papers, and other belongings and return
the key to the Library West Circulation Desk no later than the last
day of Summer C semester.
study rooms are available for use during all hours Library West is open.
study room keys may not be duplicated. There is a $35.00 replacement charge
for lost keys.
- Names of assignees
are confidential and will not be released without a court order.
furniture from other locations may not be moved into study rooms.
materials kept in study rooms must be checked out to the faculty member.
Library staff regularly monitor study rooms and will remove any library
materials not properly checked out. Library materials located in study
rooms are treated the same as materials taken to the faculty member’s
home or office; that is, they are subject to overdue notices, recalls,
and other library policies.
in covered containers are acceptable. Assignee is responsible for
keeping trash empty; housekeeping staff do not enter carrels to
remove trash or to clean surfaces of carpet.
that pose fire hazards – heaters, coffee pots, etc. – are
are not soundproof. Please be considerate of other library users.
should be turned off and doors securely locked when leaving the study
should not leave valuables or personal belongings that may be stolen or
damaged; the security of the study room cannot be guaranteed.
privileges will be blocked if the key is not returned by the last day
of the Summer C semester. There is a non-refundable $35.00 replacement
charge if the key is not returned after notification of expiration.
violations of guidelines may result in revocation of the study room.