Use Policies


Northwestern users may reserve spaces in the library up to 7 days in advance for individual use and group meetings. Active learning classroomsSpecial Event Spaces, and some specialized services have different means of reservation.

By registering for a reservation, you agree to follow campus and library policies, including the Library Building Use Policy and campus Covid-19 Policies

Please erase boards, clear trash, and return furniture to its original arrangement when you leave. The Libraries may contact you about your experience.

To request an extension to your space reservation or any accommodations, please email

University (Main) Library Space Reservations

University (Main) Library Space Reservations 

Reservable Carrels: SIngle Occupancy; 5th Floor; Designated for specific purposes; Reservations require approval.

Core Enclosed Study Rooms: 1-3 people; 2nd Floor

Medium Group Study Rooms: 4-6 people; 1st and 2nd Floor 

Meeting Rooms: 6+ people; Floors 3-5;
     Note: Monday-Friday 8-5, these spaces are managed by the Registrar's Office.

Meeting Room 4646: 6+ people; 4th Floor; Available during building hours.

Vocal Booth: 1-4 people; Available for sound recording; Information Commons.

Mudd Library Space Reservations

Mudd Library Space Reservations

Small Study Rooms: 1-3 people

Meeting Room 2174: 6+ people

Meeting Room 2176: 6+ people

Video Production Studio: Presentation studio used to record presentations, lectures, or demonstrations. See Reservation Availability for more information.