Group Study Spaces in the Library

The library has several group study spaces available to Macalester students, staff, and faculty only. To check availability and reserve a study space, please log in using EMS, our campus reservation system.

Level 2 Group Study Rooms

Group Study

  • Rooms 261-264 are meeting rooms that contain high quality audio and video capability.
  • Room 264 is the largest of the four and is recommended if booking for a group interview.
  • They can be reserved and checked out for 2 hours at a time.
  • During certain periods of the academic year, these rooms are reserved between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. for campus interview visits hosted by Career Exploration.

Level 4 Group Study Rooms

Group Study

  • Library rooms 401 and 402 are group study rooms located on the west side of Level 4.
  • The rooms are for groups of 3+ people.
  • They can be reserved and checked out for 2 hours at a time.

Level 3 Group Study Room 320

Group Study 320

  • Library 320 meeting and study room is located on the east side of Level 3 of the library.
  • This space is for groups of 5-12 people and for presentation rehearsal.
  • It is available on weeknights after 5 pm and on weekends only. During weekdays, this room is reserved for library staff use only.
  • The space can be <a href=" and checked out for 2 hours at a time.
  • There is a large HD monitor wall-mounted in this space for connection to laptops.
  • Adapters may be requested ahead of time from Macalester’s TechCheckout.

Usage Policies

These spaces are for use by the entire Macalester community. As a result, any requests for use beyond the 2 hour checkout period will be reviewed based on demand. Also, due to the limited supply of study rooms and the high demand, community members may not book recurring reservations. Any use by groups smaller than 3 people (or 5 people in Library 320) will be contingent upon availability. It is the responsibility of users to clean up after themselves after using any library group study space.

Any damage to the DeWitt Wallace Library or gross misuse of these spaces may result in any or all of the following: repeal of group study room privileges for all involved parties, fines for all involved parties, campus disciplinary action, and/or criminal action.

Questions or Concerns?

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