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Library and Learning Commons Services Update - COVID-19

Information on library and learning commons services during COVID-19.

Reservable Study Space

Reserving Individual Study Space

Reservations are required to study in the Learning Commons. Study space reservations are limited to current SCU affiliates.

The Library will offer reservable study space in the Learning Commons to support students who need access to quiet study space and reliable internet access during finals week for winter quarter. Study space reservations will be available during the following hours:

  • Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

We are currently offering three types of study spaces:

  • Open Study Spaces: Open study spaces are socially distanced spaces within the Learning Commons.
  • Desktop Workstations: Desktop workstations are socially distanced computer workstations.
  • Desktop Workstations for Printing: Desktop workstations are for short-term use, such as printing.

To make a reservation go to Room Reservations on the SCU Mobile App or at https://www.scu.edu/rooms.

  • Select either "Open Study Spaces" or "Desktop Workstations" to view available reservations.
  • Individual study spaces and desktop workstations are available in 2-hour blocks of time.
  • Desktop Workstations for printing are available in 30-minute increments.
  • Spaces can be reserved up to 24 hours in advance.
  • Up to 4 reservations can be made within a 24-hour period.

Checking In for Individual Study Space Reservation 

Prior to coming to campus and the Learning Commons:

  • Complete the Daily Symptom Check on the SCU Mobile App or at https://www.scu.edu/preparedscu/.

  • Bring a face covering - it is required on campus and in the Learning Commons.

  • For more details on campus health and safety protocols, please visit the Prepared SCU website.

At your reserved time, go to the Learning Commons main entrance.

  • Use your Campus ID or mobile credentials to access the building.

  • Proceed to the Check In Table.

  • Show your Campus ID and your Daily Symptom Check Results CLEARED email.

  • Proceed to your reserved study space.

Using Individual Study Spaces

  • No group study or use of group study rooms is allowed at this time; only individual study is permitted in compliance with social distancing protocols.

  • Face coverings are required to be worn at all times.

  • No food or beverages (with the exception of water) are allowed.

  • Participating in online classes is also not allowed.

  • Please remain at your reserved study space during the duration of your reservation; other parts of the Learning Commons are off limits at this time.

Leaving/Exiting the Learning Commons

  • Exit the Learning Commons at the end of your reservation so staff can clean surfaces.

  • Reservations for additional blocks of time may be made at https://www.scu.edu/rooms.

Circulation Services

The Library is unable to provide circulation services at this time. To request physical materials (books, DVDs) from the Library collection, please use the Library's Pickup Service. Laptop chargers and calculators, in addition to physical course reserves, are unavailable for check out.