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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. A limited number of individual study spaces and computer workstations are available between the following hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

In addition to these hours, reservable study space will be available Saturday, December 5, 9am-5pm for finals week.

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

  • 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.

Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving Week, Sunday, Nov 22 through Saturday, Nov 28:

  • No reservable study space (service resumes Sunday, Nov 29)
  • Pickup Service:
    • Monday, Nov 23 and Tuesday, Nov 24: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Nov 25: 10 a.m. - noon

Winter Break, Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 through Saturday, Jan 2, 2021:

  • Reservable study space service for fall quarter ends Friday, Dec 11.
    • Winter quarter hours TBD.
  • Pickup Service
    • Monday, Dec 14 to Tuesday, Dec 22: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Dec 23: 10 a.m. - noon

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

  • 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

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.