Group Study Room Policy


The Group Study Room is intended to provide a quiet, private space for individuals or small groups. Use of the room is free; membership with the library is not required.

• Eating in the Group Study Room is prohibited.
• Covered non-alcoholic beverages are acceptable.
• The maximum occupancy is 6.

Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis, by contacting the Information Services staff.

• Reservations are for 2-6 people. Exceptions for single users may be made at the discretion of the reference librarian.

• Initial reservation block is one hour, with discretion of librarian to extend.

• The maximum length of time in a day a group may use the room is two hours, with discretion by the librarian to extend.

• Reservations are accepted up to one month in advance.

• The number of active reservations a person may have at one time is two.

• If the group is 15 minutes late, the reservation may be cancelled.

• Groups must contact the Information Services staff as soon as they become aware that they no longer need the room.


• If the Group Study Room has not been reserved, walk-ins may use the Room for one hour, with discretion of librarian to extend.

Approved by the Patten Free Library Board of Trustees 5/12/20
Reviewed 6/7/21; no substantive changes