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The library building is currently open by appointment only Monday-Friday 8-5. If you need assistance with Library services and resources, please contact the Library by email (library@msj.edu), phone (513-244-4216), or by chat service on the Library’s "Research Help" page. A librarian will respond during regular business hours and help determine the best way to assist you.

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Circulation & Research:
(513) 244-4216

Email: library@msj.edu

Location:
Archbishop Alter Library
Mount St. Joseph University
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati, OH 45233

Web site:  http://library.msj.edu

Social Media:   @MSJLibrary on Twitter

Link to Reservation Form

Reserve Group Study Space

Description--Group Study Room

Description of the Archbishop Alter Library Group Study Room (GSR)

  • The Library Group Study Room has 24 chairs, 10 tables, and 1 dry-erase whiteboard.
  • The technology consists of a wall mounted 65” Smartboard display and two side wall mounted 55” monitors on articulating arms for three sided viewing.
  • The podium has a tower computer w/ keyboard, monitor, and mouse.
  • The podium also has the video options for notebook computers to use VGA or HDMI connections to wall mounted monitors and smartboard. 
  • The podium is also outfitted with a Blu-ray player for both Blu-ray and DVD video playback.
  • A digital video switcher inside the podium manually controls the source input to the display/monitors.

How to Reserve GSR

How to Book the Archbishop Alter Library Group Study Room

  • Reservations can be made online by visiting the library website at library.msj.edu and clicking on Group Study Room Reservations.
  • Select a day from the calendar and click on the timeslots you would like to reserve.
  • Review your booking details, adding/removing timeslots as needed.
  • Enter your name and Mount email.
  • Click Submit My Booking when you are finished.
  • You will receive an email confirmation containing a link to cancel your reservation if your plans change.
  • If you will not be using the room, please cancel your reservation using this link. This is both a courtesy to others and will ensure that those hours do not count toward you daily limit.
  • Have your confirmation email readily available to verify your reservation in the event a conflict may arise. Conflicts will be resolved by the Library Staff.

Group Study Space Policies

To reserve the Library's Group Study Room, visit the online Room Bookings Calendar and click on an available time on the timeline, or click on the “Go To Date” button on the left to select a date from the calendar. Use the right-arrow key to advance the timeline forward by three days.

Terms & Conditions for the Group Study Room:

  • The Group Study Room is only open during the library’s normal hours of operation. The room can only be reserved during these hours.
  • Students are encouraged to use the Group Study Room for any course-related collaborative work, which includes working on group homework, reviewing for tests, preparing group presentations, and collaborating on research projects.
  • The Group Study Room may be reserved in 1 hour blocks for up to 2 hours per day per individual. 
  • Reservations may be made a maximum of 4 weeks in advance.
  • Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
  • The reservation schedule will be posted on the Group Study Room door each morning.
  • Only current Mount St Joseph students, faculty, and staff with a valid MSJ ID will be able to reserve the space. Priority will be given to student groups.
  • Reservations must be made with a valid “msj.edu” address.
  • Reservations can be made for groups of 2 or more.
  • If a reservation is not claimed within 15 minutes then the reservation will be canceled and the room will be made available for booking.
  • The Group Study Room may not be used for socializing or for scheduling classes, standing meetings, club meetings or office hours.
  • When it is time for your group’s reservation, proceed directly to the Group Study Room. Always have your email confirmation readily available in case there are questions about your reservation. If another group is using the room during your reserved time, ask for assistance at the circulation desk.
  • The Group Study Room may be available for walk-in use. If your walk-in group is using the room during a reserved time, you will be asked to leave the room when the group with the reservation arrives for their scheduled time.   
  • To protect the privacy of library patrons, names of patrons on the reservation schedule will not be shared with other patrons.
  • Group Study Room users must maintain a moderate noise level. The Group Study Room is not sound proof and loud talking disturbs patrons who are using the quiet study areas.
  • Furniture may not be moved in or out of the study room without permission from library staff.
  • At the end of your reserved time, remove all personal items, pick up trash, and erase all writing from whiteboards.
  • Please do not leave your belongings unattended; they are vulnerable to theft. Items left unattended in the room will be removed and send to Lost and Found in the Campus Police office. The library is not responsible for unattended belongings.
  • Library staff reserve the right to cancel reservations due to unforeseen circumstances. A cancelation notice will be sent via email to the person who scheduled the reservation.
  • Failing to abide by the Library Group Study Room Policies may result in forfeiting use of the room. Study room users should abide by the code of conduct as prescribed by the MSJ Student Handbook.

For more information or questions about the Group Study Room, please contact:

Bridget DuMont, Head of Access Services
513-244-4880 | bridget.dumont@msj.edu