Study Room Policies

General Information

Groups of three or more students, faculty, and/or staff may reserve a room for up to two hours at a time, up to one week in advance. Reservations are forfeited if the scheduled group fails to arrive 15 minutes after their scheduled start time. 

When not reserved by a group, a room may be used for individual study on a first-come, first-served basis. Any room that is vacant or occupied by only one or two people is available for immediate group use. 

Group Requirements

To reserve space, requesters must provide their Brown email address, as well as the Brown email addresses for two additional members of the group (no Gmail accounts please). This is required to ensure that the space is reserved by groups, rather than individuals. 

All guests are expected to avoid any behaviors that would disrupt other users' experience in the Science Center. Study rooms are not sound-proof; group participants should keep conversation at a low volume.

Limited quantities of food and beverages are allowed in study rooms, as long as group members clean up after themselves. Cleaning supplies and large trash bags are available at the front desk. Trash bags should be tied and left in the kitchen area so they can be removed in the morning by housekeeping.

Reserve a Study Room

To reserve a small study room at the Science Center, please complete the form here.

If you are interested in a future date or recurring reservation, please email us at sciencecenter@brown.edu and we can assist you.

During high demand times, such as Reading and Finals Periods, individuals may only be allowed to reserve space for one time slot per week. The Science Center is a desireable space for students to study and we aim to make the space available to all students.

Please note that we cannot process evening requests for the Main Room until after the first week of classes. If you have any questions, please email sciencecenter@brown.edu or call 401-863-6890.