The library has a space for you! We offer a great variety, ranging from collaborative spaces with configurable furniture to quiet, individual study rooms. In addition, specific rooms and spaces can be reserved for events, group study, or group study with conferencing technology.
These rooms are larger than group study spaces and can be used to host larger campus events such as public presentations or specialized class instruction. To check availability visit EMS, the Macalester College Campus Reservations tool. Use your Macalester College credentials to log in. To reserve a room please fill out the Request a Reservable Library Space form.
Events may be scheduled in the library during library open hours. We ask that Mac community members explore all other campus venue options before requesting an early open for our spaces. Please read our Early Entry Room Reservation Policy for more details.
The library has numerous group study spaces available to Macalester students, staff, and faculty only: Reserve a group study space in EMS.
Study Days/ Finals Week
We follow campus policy for booking reservable spaces during study days and finals.
- Study Day 1: We will accept reservations for optional events that cannot reasonably be held at other times in the semester, providing the the event’s purpose and attendance number are unlikely to impede student study outside the room.
- Study Day 2: No activities may be scheduled.
- Finals Week: Requests for space will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.