Room & Building Use

Building Use

Cell Phones: Please respect other library users by silencing phones while in the library and phone conducting conversations outside the library.

Food & Drink: Drinks in covered containers are permitted. Smelly and/or messy food is not.

Quiet Areas: Many users want a quiet place to study. Please respect the quiet areas in stacks on the first and second floors and the reading room on the first floor.

Study Rooms: Study rooms are for student, staff, and faculty use only. For more information, please refer to Room Reservations below.

Spaces for Study or Group Work

Quiet Study

A quiet study room with comfortable chairs is available on the first floor across from the Circulation Desk. Other designated quiet areas are located throughout the library. Check library maps for locations (click images to enlarge):

first floor
First Floor
second floor
Second Floor

 

Room Reservations

Selected library rooms may be reserved by Whitworth faculty, students, or staff only.

Library Classroom (#106): The classroom may be reserved on a one-time basis for group work or study. Contact the reference desk (x4491), Marianne Stowell Bracke (x4483), or Nancy Bunker (x4481) to reserve. Reservations may be canceled by library staff, with due notice, no less than 3 days (72 hours) before the scheduled use if a conflicting Library Instruction program need arises.

Group Study Rooms #1 through #6 and #211: Limited to one 3 hour reservation per group per day. First come, first served for groups of two or more. These rooms may not be reserved for regularly scheduled classes or tutoring. Sign up weekly on the posted sheets on each room door.

Individual Study Rooms (#212-213 and #205): Limited to individual study use on a first come, first served basis. These rooms may not be reserved for regularly scheduled classes or tutoring. Sign up weekly on the posted sheets on each room door.

Curriculum Library (#142): May be reserved for Education classes or other groups for workshops using the materials housed in the library. Open to all library users at other times. Reservations must be made with the Reference Desk (x4491).

Room Reservation for Faculty & Staff

Selected library rooms and facilities may be reserved, subject to the following policies, by Whitworth faculty, students, or staff only. Generally, persons or parties not affiliated with the university may not reserve these spaces.

Library Classroom (#106): When not needed for library instruction, the classroom may be reserved on a one-time or occasional basis. Reservations may be canceled by library staff, with due notice, no less than three days (72 hours) before the scheduled use if a conflicting library instruction program need arises. Reservations must be made with the Reference/Library Instruction staff (reference desk, ext. 4491; Marianne Stowell Bracke, ext. 4483; Nancy Bunker, ext. 4481).

Group Study Rooms #1 through #6 and #211: Rooms 5, 6, and 211 seat up to 8 people. Limited to one 3 hour reservation per group per day. First come, first served for groups of two or more. May not be assigned for regularly scheduled classes or tutoring. Reserve through the Circulation Department (ext. 4200), or sign up weekly on the posted sheets on each room door.

Individual Study Rooms (#212-213 and #205): Limited to individual study use on a first come, first served basis. These rooms may not be reserved for regularly scheduled classes or tutoring. Reserve through the Circulation Department (ext. 4200), or sign up weekly on the posted sheets on each room door.

Archives & Special Collections Reading Room (#146): May be reserved for classes or other groups using the Daniel Photography Collection or other special collections or archives needs. Reserve through Circulation Department (ext. 4200). 

Curriculum Library (#142): May be reserved only for education classes or other groups for workshops using the materials housed in the library. Open to all library users at other times. Reservations must be made with the Reference Desk (ext. 4491).

Library Courtyard: Can be scheduled for special events by permission of the Library Director (ext. 4482).

Computer Labs: Computer labs are managed and scheduled by the Manager of Computer Labs (ext. 4567).

Instructional Technology and Media Facilities: ITMS facilities, including the studio and media development room, are managed by the ITMS Department (ext.3233).