Group Study Rooms

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Group Study Rooms (GSRs) are available to registered DCU students who wish to collaborate in groups for project or other academic-related work. 

Our new space booking system is based around a very simple and intuitive interface that allows students to tell at a glance which rooms and time slots are available to be booked at any given time. 

GSRs are only available in O'Reilly library at present with 1 or 2 hour bookings.

          Click this link Library Space Bookings to book a GSR         

Group Study Rooms may be booked/used by DCU registered students who wish to collaborate in groups for projects or other academic-related work.

Rooms may not be booked/used by staff, external members, alumni members, even if accompanied by a DCU registered student.

Bookings can only be made online via LIBRARY SPACE BOOKINGS

  • Select the Library you wish to use in the Location field.
  • Select the length of the booking in the Category field. We have 1 hour and 2 hour GSRs available.
  • Select the date of your booking.
  • Click on the time of your booking. 
  • A green slot indicates the GSR is available.
    A red slot indicates the GSR has been previously booked.
  • Click on Submit Times (at the bottom of screen).
  • Read the applied Terms & Conditions and click on Continue.
  • Enter your name and DCU email and click on Submit My Booking.
  • You will receive an email. Please verify your booking immediately
  • You will receive a confirmation email with your booking details

Note: Phone or email bookings are not possible.

 

Each student is permitted to book a maximum of ONE room for use in a single day.

Block booking a study room over the course of the day will not be possible.

 

O’Reilly Library has 15 study rooms available:

Room Number   

Floor                

Time Slot               

Capacity

3

1st Floor

2 Hours

4

1st Floor

2 Hours

5

1st Floor

2 Hours

6

1st Floor

1 Hour

7

1st Floor

1 Hour

8

1st Floor

2 Hours

9

1st Floor

1 Hour

10

1st Floor

1 Hour

12

2nd Floor

2 Hours

13

2nd Floor

1 Hour

14

2nd Floor

1 Hour

15

2nd Floor

1 Hour

16

2nd Floor

1 Hour

17

2nd Floor

2 Hours

18

2nd Floor

2 Hours

 

Note: Whiteboards are available in each study room in O’Reilly Library. Please note however whiteboard markers and wiping clothes cannot be provided at this time.

 

 

When you book a GSR you will receive an email to verify your booking, please verify within 3 hours.

Once your booking has been verified, you will receive a confirmation email with the room number and date and time of your booking.

NOTE: Please remember to share this information with other members of your group.

 

If you wish to cancel a booking, click the cancel link in your confirmation email.

If you are unwell on the day of your booking, please do not attend and cancel your booking. 

This is a popular service so please don’t make a booking if you do not intend to use it.

 

If a room remains unoccupied 15 minutes after the allotted start time it will be deemed vacant and is made available for use by another group.

 

All study rooms are fitted with a LCD monitor which can be connected to a laptop through the supplied HDMI cable.

Wireless connection to these screens is not currently available

The monitors have no facility for sound.

  1. On the wall of the room, there’s a control panel. 
  2. Power on the screen.
  3. Plug the HDMI cable into the laptop’s HDMI socket. 
  4. Turn on the laptop.   After a few seconds, the screen will automatically connect to the laptop.

 

 

  • Library Group Study Rooms (GSRs) are available to registered DCU students who wish to collaborate in groups for project or other academic-related work. 
  • All GSRs need to be booked in advance. Bookings can be made online by clicking the Library Space Booking link on the Library website.
  • Bookings can be made up to two weeks in advance.
  • Each student is permitted to book a maximum of one room for use in a single day.
  • A maximum of 4 students are permitted in 1 hour GSRs. 
  • A maximum of 6 students are permitted in 2 hour GSRs.
  • Individuals will be asked to leave if the room is over capacity limits.
  • Anyone using these rooms without a booking must leave when requested by a group who has a valid booking.
  • If a room remains unoccupied 15 minutes after the allotted start time, it is deemed vacant and made available for use by another group.
  • Keep discussions at a quiet conversational level. GSRs are not soundproof. Disruptive students will be asked to leave and this may result in disciplinary action. 
  • Wear a face mask correctly and at all times.
  • Food is not allowed inside the Library building, including the GSRs.
  • Non-spill drinks are permitted.
  • Use bins provided for any rubbish. Leave the room in a clean and tidy condition.
  • Phones should be on silent. Do not make or receive calls in a GSR.
  • Library users must use headphones with any personal audio equipment they bring into the library, including laptops. Headphones are not provided by the library.
  • Do not move furniture into or out of a study room.
  • Vacate the room promptly at the end of the booking session and clear all library materials and personal belongings.
  • Do not hold the room beyond the booking time.
  • Do not deface the furniture or walls of the room.
  • All users are subject to DCU Library's Code of Conduct, Food Policy and Noise Policy, check Library Reguations; behaviour in the library. 
  • We ask that you do not attend and cancel any booking if you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of Covid-19.
  • Library staff may enter the rooms as needed for security, maintenance, or other reasons.

If you have any questions or feedback about booking or using our Group Study Rooms, please contact the Information Services: library@dcu.ie