Evans and Annex Library Study Room Guidelines

Evans Library and Annex have group study rooms and Evans Library has individual study rooms available for use by current TAMU students, staff and faculty for academic activities (i.e. studying for a class, course related projects, research).  The following guidelines are intended to make study rooms available to all guests in the fairest manner possible.

Note:  These rooms are NOT set up or intended for interviews.  The Library has extremely limited space for this purpose.  If you have the need for an interview room, please ask the staff at the Evans Ask Us Desk well in advance of your interview.

Room Amenities

  • Chairs, writing surface and electrical outlets.
  • Wireless Internet Access is availble throughout the library.
  • Group rooms have a whiteboard or chalkboard.  Dry erase markers or dustless chalk is provided.  Please leave them in the room.  Ask at a service desk if more is needed.

Group Study Room Guidelines

  • Group Study Rooms are intended for 2 or more people.  Individuals should use the individual study rooms located in the Evans Library.
  • Group Study Rooms are NOT intended for non-academic Student and non-Student Group meetings.  Examples include sorority/fraternity, University club activities, community activities, etc.  Use of the rooms for these purposes may result in forfeiture of the room.
  • Talking is permitted in Group Study Rooms, but please be mindful of your neighbors who are also studying nearby.
  • Group Study Rooms available for reservation up to a week in advance for up to four (4) hours per day.  To ensure the use of a room, you must make a reservation.
  • Keys do not need to be checked out from the desk.  Rooms are unlocked.
  • The person reserving the room, must be able to provide a picture ID and confirmation of the reservation (printed or digital) upon request.
  • Do not leave items unattended in the rooms.
  • Food and beverages are permitted in the rooms adhering to the Food and Drink Guidelines.  Respect your fellow Aggies - please clean up after yourselves.
  • The Library reserves the right to relocate individuals from larger group study rooms to smaller rooms if a larger group needs the space.
  • The Library reserves the right to limit future study room use if the system is abused.
  • Any questions regarding room reservations and availability should be directed to the first floor desk of the Evans Library or Annex.

Individual Study Room Guidelines

  • Individual Study Rooms are intended for quiet individual study.  Groups of 2 or more should reserve a Group Study Room.  Talking, cell phone use, video chat (Skype, etc.), use of speakers is NOT allowed in the individual rooms.  Abuse of this guideline may result in forfeiture of the room.
  • Individual Study Rooms are on a first come first serve basis.
  • Individual Study Rooms are locked and keys must be checked out and returned to the Evans 1st floor Ask Us Desk.
  • Individual Study Rooms check out for a maximum of 4 hours at a time.
  • Rooms may not be renewed.  However, if rooms are available you may be able to return the key and check it out again.  Go to the desk with  your key and your belongings in case your request in not approved.  The service desk staff will determine the availability of rooms.
  • Overdue fines will be generated when a study room key is not returned by the due time.
  • There are also several individual study frooms on the back wall of the Evans 2nd floor that are kept unlocked and are on a first-come, first served basis.

Conditions for Using Any Study Room

  • The individual who checks out or reserves the room assumes responsibility for the condition of the room and conduct of the group members.
  • Study rooms are meant to support academic study and research. Inappropriate conduct such as excessive noise, fighting, sleeping, writing objectionable language on the whiteboards/chalkboards or sexual acts is not permitted. The Library reserves the right to remove users from rooms based on inappropriate conduct, limit future study room use, and follow up with appropriate University authorities.
  • Damage should be reported immediately to the main service desk. Unreported damage will be treated as an act of vandalism and reported to University Police for follow-up.
  • Windows in the doors may not be blocked at any time. Library building monitors help ensure the safety of our guests and need the ability to look inside all rooms.
  • Large furniture, such as tables and couches, are not to be placed inside study rooms.