Learning Commons Group Spaces

See also: How to reserve a group study space

2-2-2-2 RULES

Group spaces in the Learning Commons may be reserved by students online via Office 365 calendar, HealthcareOWA calendar, or in person via touchscreen access at each room. Use of the Learning Commons group spaces is governed by the 2-2-2-2 rules:

  • A student may make up to 2 reservations per week. Any reservation that violates this policy will be declinedby Learning Commons staff. Be aware that neither Office 365, or HealthcareOWA will remove the declined reservation from your calendar.
  • Reservations can be made for groups of 2 students or more. Priority will be given to groups over individuals.
  • Reservations may last up to two hours. Office 365 and HealthcareOWA will declineany reservation that lasts more than 2 hours. Be aware that neither Office 365, or HealthcareOWA will remove the declined reservation from your calendar.
  • Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance.Office 365 and HealthcareOWA will decline any reservation made more than 2 weeks in advance. Be aware that neither Office 365, or HealthcareOWA will remove the declined reservation from your calendar.

No Show Policy

If a group has not arrived within 10 minutes of the reservation start time, the reservation will be forfeited.

Faculty & Staff

Requests to reserve a group space by faculty and staff will be vetted by the Learning Commons Coordinator. Priority will be give to students over faculty and staff. Faculty and staff who would like to use a group space should contact the Learning Commons Coordinator at lib-learningcommons@uiowa.edu. Please include the date and time of your desired reservation as well as what you would like to use the rooms for.

Combined Group Rooms 1103/1105 

Rooms 1103 & 1105 can be combined to create one large space that holds up to 24 people. To reserve the combined rooms please send an email to lib-learningcommons@uiowa.edu. Please include the date and time of your desired reservation as well as what you would like to use the rooms for. When you arrive to claim the combined group rooms see the Service Desk to have the room divider opened.

Reservable Rooms

Please make sure you are reserving group spaces located only in the Learning Commons. Reservations for spaces not on the List of Reservable Spaces will not be honored. For assistance reserving group spaces please see the Main Library Service Desk or send an email to lib-learningcommons@uiowa.edu.

Student Organizations

The group areas in the Main Library Learning Commons are for academic use. Student organizations may not use their organization’s email account to reserve group rooms. All reservations made by a student organization will be declined.