**NEW** Group Spaces

You may use dry erase markers to write on the glass surfaces in the study spaces. Markers and erasers are available at the Service Desk.

18 Private Group Rooms

  • 16 colored rooms (red, orange, green, & blue)
  • Fit up to 6 people
  • 52” LCD monitor
  • HDMI & VGA input
  • Glass surfaces acts as floor-to-ceiling writing space
  • 2 USB charging outlets
  • 4 electrical outlets
  • Room Names
    • ERM-LIB-RED1110
    • ERM-LIB-RED1111
    • ERM-LIB-RED1112
    • ERM-LIB-RED1113
    • ERM-LIB-ORANGE1114
    • ERM-LIB-ORANGE1115
    • ERM-LIB-ORANGE1117
    • ERM-LIB-ORANGE1118
    • ERM-LIB-GREEN1130
    • ERM-LIB-GREEN1131
    • ERM-LIB-GREEN1132
    • ERM-LIB-GREEN1133
    • ERM-LIB-BLUE1150
    • ERM-LIB-BLUE1151
    • ERM-LIB-BLUE1152
    • ERM-LIB-BLUE1153
  • 2 Large Group Rooms
  • Located in South Lobby
  • Fits up to 12 people
  • Can be combined to fit up to 24 people
  • 80” LCD monitor
  • HDMI & VGA input
  • 2 USB charging outlets
  • 4 electrical outlets
  • Glass surface & room divider acts as floor-to-ceiling writing space
  • 1 Apple TV
  • Room Names
    • ERM-LIB-1103
    • ERM-LIB-1105

4 Open Group Areas

  • Fit 6-8 people
  • 80” LCD monitor
  • HMDI & VGA input
  • 2 USB charging outlets
  • 4 electrical outlets
  • Glass surface acts as floor-to-ceiling writing space
  • Group Area D
  • 1 Apple TV
  • Open Group Area Names
    • ERM-LIB-OPENA
    • ERM-LIB-OPENC
    • ERM-LIB-OPEND
    • ERM-LIB-OPENE

How to Reserve a Group Space

Online: Office 365
  • Log on with your HawkID and password via uiowa.edu.
  • Click on the Calendar icon.
  • Click New in the upper left corner of the calendar.
  • Enter meeting information – meeting title in the Add a title for the event field and names in the People field.
  • Set time and date for which you wish to reserve the room (make sure to include length of meeting).
  • Click Add Room and choose the group Library Learning Commons Study Space, then choose the room you want to reserve.
  • Color-coded rooms have the color and then room number listed at the end of the name.
  • Open group areas are listed as OPEN with a letter (A-F).
  • Make sure the Mark as Private radio box is not marked.
  • Confirm the attendee list, start time and length and the chosen room are correct. Then select Send and wait for room verification via email. (All recurring appointments will be automatically declined.) Please check verification email to ensure reservation has been accepted.
Online: UI Healthcare Email Account
  • Log on with your HawkID and password via healthcare.uiowa.edu/email/
  • Click on the Calendar icon and use the down-arrow next to New to select Meeting Request. A new window will open.
  • Enter meeting information – meeting title in the Subject field and names of attendees in the To or Optional field.
  • Set time and date for which you wish to reserve the room (make sure to include the length of the meeting).
  • Click Scheduling Assistant to select an available room, then use the down-arrow next to Select Rooms and choose More.
  • Type RES-LIB-LC. All group spaces will appear. Then highlight the list and click Rooms. You will be able to see which room is available for your meeting.
  • Color-coded rooms have the color and then room number listed at the end of the name.
  • Open group areas are listed as OPEN with a letter (A-F).
  • Rooms 1101B & 1101C are not available. Reservations for these rooms will be declined.
  • Check the box next to the room you want to reserve. Then click on the Appointment tab and confirm the attendee list, start time and length and chosen room.
  • make sure the Private radio box is not marked.
  • Select Send and wait for room verification via email (All recurring appointments will be automatically declined.) Please check verification email to ensure reservation has been accepted.
In Person
  • Go to the room you want to use.
  • If the light on the panel is green, the room is available now. Press Reserve Now to book the room for the next 120 minutes or the start of the next reservation. Your reservation will appear on the screen.
  • If the light on the panel is red, the room is not available. Press Available Rooms to see a list of currently available rooms in the Learning Commons. Go to the available room you want and book it by pressing Reserve Now.
  • If this room is not in use 10 minutes into the reserved period, it may be used by another group for the duration of the reserved period.
Faculty, Staff & Events

If you are planning on hosting an event in the Learning Commons or are faculty or staff please request space in the Learning Commons using our Reservation Request Form.