Study Room Policies

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Group Requirements

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. 

To reserve space, requesters must provide their Brown email address, as well as the Brown email addresses for two additional members of the group. 

 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.

Food and Drink

Limited quantities of food and beverages are allowed in study rooms. Patrons are required to deposit containers in waste receptacles and clean surfaces of food residue. 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 properly disposed.

Back-to-Back & Reoccurring Reservations

Groups may reserve a room for only two hours per day. Guests may not book consecutive reservations for an extended reservation, even if booked under the name of a different member of the same group. Guests who do not adhere to these policies may not be allowed to reserve space at the Science Center in the future.

 Standing (reoccurring) reservations can only be placed by Science Center affiliated programs. Small study rooms can be reserved up to one week in advance with a maximum of 1 reservation per day. During high demand times, such as Reading and Finals Periods, individuals may only be allowed to reserve space for one timeslot per week. The Science Center is a desirable  space for students to study and we aim to make the space available to all students.

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Reserve a Small Study Room

 For further questions, please call 401-863-6890 or email sciencecenter@brown.edu.