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Guidelines on Study Room Use at TRU Libraries

TRU Libraries (House of Learning, Law, and Williams Lake) are shared spaces intended to accommodate diverse student learning styles including both solitary and collaborative study. These guidelines are intended to inform the TRU community in the use of study rooms including those for students (undergraduate, associate, certificate, or diploma) and for graduate students (certificate, diploma, master’s degree).

Guidelines: House of Learning (HL) Student Group Study Rooms

The House of Learning (HL) Student Group Study Rooms are intended as a place for TRU students to collaborate or study together. The rooms are shared spaces to be used by students in a collegial and cooperative spirit. 

Hours of availability, maximum occupancy, room amenities, and other specialized details on each study room are posted in the description information on the library room booking calendars.

Student Group Study rooms are not intended for individual study; as instructional, tutorial, or examination rooms; or as meeting rooms for the business of the University.  

Individuals seeking individual quiet study space on the Kamloops campus can use the Silent Reading Room (HL 304) or individual student study carrells on the 3rd and 4th floors.

  • Students reserving group study rooms must be currently registered at TRU.
  • Students must use the library room booking calendars to reserve a study room.
  • Student groups are limited to one booking per day for a minimum of 30 minutes up to a maximum of 2 hours per group, per day. The library reserves the right to delete multiple bookings beyond the first two hours.
  • If a room is not claimed within 10 minutes of booked time, the room may be reassigned.
  • Rooms are for group (2 or more students) study, not for individual study.
  • Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Rooms are not soundproofed so students should be considerate of others studying or working nearby and mindful their conversations or audio can be overheard by others. Please refer to the Library’s Noise Guidelines for further details.
  • Personal property should not be left unattended in the room. TRU staff are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please refer to the TRU Lost and Found Policy for further details.
  • After use, whiteboards must be wiped clean, TVs turned off, and all waste thrown away or recycled. Any spills on tables or chairs must be wiped up.

Guidelines: HL Family Group Study Room

The House of Learning (HL) Family Study Room is a dedicated space for students with children to study in the library. The room has children’s books, games, and child-sized furniture.

  • Students reserving group study rooms must currently be registered at TRU.
  • Students must use the library room booking calendar to reserve this room.
  • Upon arrival, check in at the Library Pickup Desk on the 1st floor to have the room unlocked. “Kid Kits” with additional children’s books and colouring supplies can also be borrowed at the desk.
  • The room is for family use (1 or more students with 1 or more children), not for individual study. The capacity of the Family Study Room is 8 people, including children.
  • Student families are limited to one booking per day for a minimum of 30 minutes up to a maximum of 2 hours per group, per day. The library reserves the right to delete multiple bookings beyond the first two hours.
  • If the room is not claimed within 10 minutes of booked time, the room may be reassigned.
  • Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Caregivers are responsible for their children’s safety and behaviour. 
  • Rooms are not soundproofed so students should be considerate of others studying or working nearby and mindful their conversations or audio can be overheard by others. Please refer to the Library’s Noise Guidelines for further details.
  • Personal property should not be left unattended in the room. TRU staff are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please refer to the TRU Lost and Found Policy for further details.
  • After use, please put any toys away. Whiteboards must be wiped clean, TV turned off, and all waste thrown away or recycled. Any spills on tables or chairs must be wiped up.

Guidelines: HL Silent Reading Room

The Silent Reading Room, Room 304, in the House of Learning (HL) is a space for individual silent study. Guidelines for use of the room are more restrictive than throughout the rest of HL because this space is intended for students seeking uninterrupted concentration, deep study, or quiet contemplation. To protect the purpose of the room, students are asked to honour the guidelines.  

Guidelines on Use of Silent Reading Room

  • No conversation is permitted in the room. Cell phones must be muted or turned off. Leave the room if you need to speak on the phone or converse.
  • Keyboard use should be limited to keep noise levels low. Laptops or tablets with touchscreens are preferable.
  • No food of any kind is permitted in the room including bars or candy in wrappers, gum, or snack foods. Beverages are permissible so long as they are in lidded cups may be used in the room.  
  • Headphones or earbuds are permitted but volume must be set so that no one in the room can overhear.
  • Space is available on a first come first served basis but do not enter the room unless there is space available at which to sit.
  • Personal property should not be left unattended in the room. TRU staff are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please refer to the TRU Lost and Found Policy for further details.

Guidelines: HL Graduate Individual Student Study Rooms

The TRU Library House of Learning (HL) Individual Graduate Study Rooms are intended as individual spaces for TRU graduate students to use on a longer-term basis to complete research, projects, or theses. 

Individual Graduate Study Rooms are not intended as instructional, tutorial, or examination rooms; graduate seminar rooms; meeting rooms for the business of the University; or long-term offices for graduate students.

Individuals seeking individual short-term quiet study space on the Kamloops campus can use the Silent Reading Room (HL 304) or individual student study carrels on the 3rd and 4th floors.

  • Students reserving Individual Graduate Study Rooms must be currently registered as graduate students at TRU.
  • Graduate students can book a room for a minimum of 7 days to a maximum of 28 days. The library reserves the right to delete multiple bookings beyond the first booking. 
  • Rooms are for individual graduate student use. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Graduate students can use the following form to book a room: Graduate Individual Study Room Booking Form Students will be contacted by email by a library staff member to complete the booking process. Room bookings are on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • On the first day of the booking, graduate students can pick up a key fob for the room from the information desk on the 3rd floor of the library (after May 2nd). Note: There is a $2 per hour overdue fee if the FOB is returned late. A replacement fee will be charged if the fob is lost.
  • Library staff reserve the right to enter the room for maintenance.
  • Valuable personal property (e.g., laptops or other expensive equipment) should not be left unattended in the room. TRU staff are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please refer to the TRU Lost and Found Policy
  • No small appliances (e.g., kettles, coffee pots, toaster ovens, hotplates, microwaves, electric woks) can be brought into or used in the rooms.
  • No physical alterations of room layout or covering of office windows is permitted.
  • Rooms are not soundproofed so graduate students should be considerate of others studying or working nearby and mindful their conversations or audio can be overheard by others. Please refer to the Library’s Noise Guidelines for further details.
  • Daily, waste must be thrown away or recycled at station near the elevator. Any spills on tables or chairs must be wiped up.
  • At the end of the booking, whiteboards must be wiped clean, and all personal items removedKey fobs must be returned by 4pm on the last day of the booking.

Guidelines: HL Graduate Student Group Study Room

The TRU Libraries House of Learning (HL) Graduate Group Study Room is intended as a place for TRU graduate students to collaborate or study together. The room is a shared spaces to be used by graduate students in a collegial and cooperative spirit.

Hours of availability, maximum occupancy, room amenities, and other specialized details on this study room are posted in the description information on the library room booking software. Please refer to Book a Graduate Group Study Room

The Graduate Group Study room is not intended for individual study; as instructional, tutorial, or examination rooms; or as meeting rooms for the business of the University. Individuals seeking individual quiet study space on the Kamloops campus can use the Silent Reading Room (HL 304) or individual student study carrels on the 3rd and 4th floors.

  • Students reserving graduate group study rooms must be currently registered as graduate students at TRU.
  • Graduate students must use the library room booking software to book the graduate group study room. Please refer to  Book a Graduate Group Study Room
  • Student groups are limited to one booking per day for a minimum of 30 minutes up to a maximum of 2 hours per group, per day. The Library reserves the right to delete multiple bookings beyond the first two hours.
  • If the room is not claimed within 10 minutes of booked time, the room may be reassigned.
  • Rooms are for group (2 or more graduate students) study, not for individual study.
  • Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Rooms are not soundproofed so graduate students should be considerate of others studying or working in nearby graduate study rooms and mindful their conversations or audio can be overheard by others. Please refer to the Noise Guidelines at TRU Library for further details.
  • Personal property should not be left unattended in the room. TRU staff are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please refer to the TRU Lost and Found Policy for further details.
  • After use, whiteboards must be wiped clean, TV turned off, and all waste thrown away or recycled. Any spills on tables or chairs must be wiped up.