The Staff and Student Workers of the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons have been working diligently to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with the university and public health mandates, guidelines, and practices. We have prioritized the health and well-being of students, faculty, staff, and community members, while trying to sustain regular operations as much as possible.
In light of the most recent recommendations from the CDC to limit the size of all social and public gatherings, along with the Governor’s mandate for the state of Washington to support social distancing efforts and to prioritize public health needs, the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons will be closed beginning 12:00 PM Friday, March 20, 2020. Our 24/7 spaces are closed as of midnight 3/25/20 consistent with Gov. Inslee's Executive Order 20-25, “Stay Home – Stay Healthy”.
At this time, details about Spring Quarter library and learning commons’ hours, operations and services have not been finalized since this situation is constantly evolving on every level - - locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. We are working now to identify actions we can take to prepare for a variety of scenarios, while prioritizing the health and well-being of library and learning commons users and staff. We will continue to post updates as details are confirmed.
The purpose of the Group Study Rooms is to enrich and support academics by providing space for self-directed study groups affiliated with Seattle University.
Group Study Rooms are open to Seattle University students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Those using the rooms must adhere to this policy and to all Seattle University and Library policies.
To assure room reservations, groups should book rooms online through the Seattle University email system. Booking instructions are here.
Rooms are not intended for recurring classroom instruction and will not accept recurring appointments. If faculty need a classroom, consult the Registrar.
Treat equipment and furniture in rooms with care.
Whiteboard supplies are available at the 2nd floor iDesk and Circulation Desk.
These rooms are intended to be used for collaborative group study. We encourage individuals who want to study alone to use private study rooms or study carrels located on the 4th and 5th floors.
Study Rooms are not soundproof. Please be conscientious of other patrons in the library and control the volume of conversations and the use of media devices.
We recommend individual users who want to watch VHS or DVDs to use rooms 273, 274, 309, or 314.
At the end of their scheduled time, groups are expected to clear rooms of trash and personal items, clean the whiteboard with the proper supplies, and return tables and chairs to their original positions.
If you would like to cancel a room reservation, delete the reservation on your Outlook calendar and send the update to the room. If you need assistance with this, email email@example.com.
Rooms 351, 366 and 369 are not Group Study Rooms. They are Instruction Rooms and are reserved for Library and Learning Commons programs.
Group Study Room Policies
1. Rooms must be booked or reserved in advance to assure your occupancy. There are two ways to do this:
Advance Booking is done through patron's SU student, faculty or staff e-mail:
2. Rooms are accessible only during hours the library is open.
3. Group study rooms can be booked up to two weeks in advance for a maximum 2-hour duration. Rooms are intended for general use. Attempts to monopolize rooms through overbooking or consecutive booking will be canceled.
4. If a study room is not in use 15 minutes into the reserved period, the room may be used by another group for the duration of the reserved period.
5. Food and drinks are allowed in the library in accordance with the Expectations of Library Users Policy. Bon Appetit catering and commercial deliveries of food are not allowed in Group Study Rooms. The room must be cleaned before leaving to ensure it is ready for the next group.
6. Report misuse of, or damage to, the rooms to library staff at the iDesk.
7. Do not leave personal items or library materials in the rooms at the conclusion of use. Laptops, backpacks, or other personal materials left unattended in the rooms will be reported to the SU Department of Public Safety for appropriate action. Library books left in the rooms will be retrieved by library staff, processed, and returned to the stacks.
8. Report any problems with equipment to Library Technology Support at 206-296-6446. For any other questions about the rooms, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the iDesk.
9. Groups or individuals using rooms cannot expect information on whiteboards to be saved after use.
10. Library staff will immediately report vandalism and disruptive behavior to the SU Department of Public Safety.
11. In order to ensure a safe and secure environment for all users, do not cover, obscure, or block any windows in any of the rooms.