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Group Study Rooms


Bortz Library has 11 group study rooms available to our students on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the library. Study rooms can be reserved online in advance in 30 minute increments, and for up to 120 minutes (2 hours). Study Rooms 1-3 are located on the east side of the 2nd floor (the main floor), while rooms 4-11 are located on the east and west ends of the 3rd floor. 

Use your Hampden-Sydney email address to book a study room. After creating your reservation, a confirmation email will be sent to your H-SC email account.


Reserve a Group Study Room

Study Room Floor / Room Number


1 2nd / 226 8-10 people
2 2nd / 227 6

2nd / 228

4 3rd / 304-D 8-10
5 3rd / 304-C 6
6 3rd / 304 - B 4
7 3rd / 304 - A 8-10
8 3rd / 302-A 6
9 3rd / 302-B 6
10 3rd / 302-C 8-10
11 3rd / 302-D 8-10

Group Study Room 1

Location: 2nd Floor, East

Study Room Policies

  • Rooms check out in 30 minute increments up to 120 minutes.
  • Use of study rooms is restricted to Hampden-Sydney students, faculty and staff.
  • Individuals may reserve a room up to 3 times a week.
  • Rooms may be reserved up to 14 days in advance.
  • Reservations are the responsibility of the student. Library staff are happy to answer questions about the reservation system or library policies, but staff will not make reservations, edit, or delete them for students.
  • The study rooms are intended for group study. Individuals may be asked to vacate rooms if groups need space to study together.
  • Group study rooms 4-11 will be left unlocked.  Group study rooms 1-3 will remain locked when not in use, with room keys available for checkout at the FTC Desk on the main floor of the library.If a room is empty, students may use it on a first-come, first-served basis, but to ensure room availability, students should make a reservation.
  • Students with reservations should arrive within 15 minutes of their reserved time. After 15 minutes, other students may enter the room and use it until the next student with a reservation arrives.
  • Students should be prepared to show confirmation of reservation if necessary. Displaying the reservation on a laptop or mobile device will be sufficient.
  • Individuals using group study rooms are responsible for clearing the rooms of any trash, papers, and books.
  • Personal items left in study rooms after a reservation has ended may be removed and taken to the second floor circulation desk. Hampden-Sydney College is not responsible for personal items lost or stolen in group study rooms.