The Library has small rooms, each with a table, that can accommodate 2-6 students who wish to study together or do group work. They may be reserved for two (2) hours’ use.
How many group study rooms are there?
Six of study rooms are just past the Reference desk, in the Computer Commons area, the seventh is at the end of the big curve of windows, next to the “Treehouse” area.
Who can use the group study rooms?
Rio Hondo College students in good standing who want to study together or work on group projects may use the rooms.
How many students make a group?
To be eligible to use the group study room, a group must have at least two (2) members.
How do I make arrangements to use the group study room?
You may make a reservation at the Reference Desk either in person or by calling (562)908-3484. The librarian on duty will take down your preferred date and time slot (and preferred room, if any and if available) plus your name and the number of people in your group.
Does my group need to arrive on time for our group study room reservation?
Yes. It is always a good idea to be punctual since the group study rooms can be given to another group if you are more than ten minutes late for your reserved time.
When can I use a group study room?
Any time the library is open.
Can I use the study room by myself while I wait for my study partners to show up?
No. At least two (2) members of the group must be present to use the group study room
Can I study in a group study room by myself if a group study room is empty and a group has not reserved the room?
No. The group study rooms are kept available for groups only
Just like the rest of the library, only bottled water is allowed in the group study rooms. No food, sodas, etc are allowed.
How loud can we be in the group study room since the door is closed?
While the door muffles sound, it does not eliminate it and, as in other parts of the library, disruptive behavior is prohibited. Keep conversations low enough so that your group does not disturb students in the rest of the library.
What if we have to cancel our reservation?
Please inform the librarian at the Reference Desk either in person, by phone (562)908-3484 or from this page as soon as possible so the room can be given to another group that may be waiting for a study room.