G/F Group Study Rooms

To support group discussion and presentation preparation, 11 group study rooms are provided in the G/F 24-hour Study Centre and 4 rooms in G/F Collaboration Zone 1 (Room L019).  They can be reserved in advance on iBooking System.

Capacity:

G/F 24-hour Study Centre
L001b 3 – 8 persons
L001c 3 – 6 persons
L001d 3 – 6 persons
L001e 3 – 6 persons
L001f 3 – 8 persons
L001g 3 – 8 persons
L001h 3 – 6 persons
L001j 3 – 6 persons
L001k 3 – 6 persons
L001m 3 – 6 persons
L001n 3 – 6 persons
G/F Collaboration Zone 1 (Room L019)
L019b 3 – 8 persons
L019c 3 – 10 persons
L019d 3 – 8 persons
L019e 3 – 8 persons

Equipment provided:

  • G/F 24-hour Study Centre: 40-inch LED monitor and white board
  • G/F Collaboration Zone 1: 48-inch LED monitor

Who can book?  All authorized Library users with valid Library cards and borrowing rights, except JULAC Card Holders, Reader Card Holders, CPCE undergraduate students leading to non-PolyU awards and PolyU/CPCE students leading to no award.

How to book?  Login in with your NetID and NetPassword in iBooking System and select your preferred room and session.

How advance the booking?  One day in advance.

Quota:  1 advance booking per day.  Users can continue to book the current session, if available, even after exceeding quota.  (Note: Users can only book one type of facility for the same time session.)

How to check in?  The user who booked the room is required to swipe his/her card first and followed by the two other eligible users.  The check-in will fail if not all three eligible users swipe their cards or the cards are not swiped in the correct order mentioned above.

Timeout:  The booking will be cancelled and released to other users if users do not check in the room within the 10 minutes after the booking session starts.

Renewal:  To renew your booking or continue to use the room after the current session, users can reserve the current group study room, if available, within 20 minutes before the current session expires. There is no need to swipe the card to check in again once the reservation for the next session is accepted.

How to check out?  Users are encouraged to check out the room after use by swiping their smart cards on the check-out card readers available on the pillars outside the rooms.

Duration of Sessions:

Term Time Mon-Sat
  • Session 1:  8:30:00 – 10:30:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 2:  10:30:01 – 12:30:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 3:  12:30:01 – 14:30:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 4:  14:30:01 – 16:30:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 5:  16:30:01 – 18:30:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 6:  18:30:01 – 20:30:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 7:  20:30:01 – 22:30:00 (2 hours)
  Sundays
  • Session 1:  12:00:00 – 14:00:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 2:  14:00:01 – 16:00:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 3:  16:00:01 – 18:00:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 4:  18:00:01 – 20:00:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 5:  20:00:01 – 21:30:00 (1.5 hours)
Revision & Examination Period Mon-Sun
  • Session 1:  8:30:00 – 10:30:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 2:  10:30:01 – 12:30:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 3:  12:30:01 – 14:30:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 4:  14:30:01 – 16:30:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 5:  16:30:01 – 18:30:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 6:  18:30:01 – 20:30:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 7:  20:30:01 – 22:30:00 (2 hours)
Summer Hours Mon-Fri
  • Session 1:  8:30:00 – 10:30:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 2:  10:30:01 – 12:30:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 3:  12:30:01 – 14:30:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 4:  14:30:01 – 16:30:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 5:  16:30:01 – 18:30:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 6:  18:30:01 – 20:30:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 7:  20:30:01 – 21:30:00 (1 hour)
  Saturdays
  • Session 1:  8:30:00 – 10:30:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 2:  10:30:01 – 12:30:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 3:  12:30:01 – 14:30:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 4:  14:30:01 – 16:30:00 (2 hours)
  • Session 5:  16:30:01 – 18:30:00 (2 hours)

Use Guidelines:

  • Users should use their own account to make bookings. Using others’ accounts or lending your account to others to make bookings is strictly prohibited. Offenders are subject to disciplinary action.
  • The group study rooms are expected to be used by the users who have registered for the loan. The loans of the rooms are not transferable.
  • The same user cannot book the same room again for the same booking session after they check out, they cancel their booking or their booking expires.
  • No food and drinks are allowed in the group study rooms.
  • No furniture or equipment should be removed from the group study rooms.
  • Users must clear their personal belongings and leave the group study rooms clean and tidy at the end of the loan period.
  • After the reserved session is over, any unattended belongings will be removed so that the room can be ready for other users. The Library will not be responsible for any loss or damage.
  • Users should not remove, modify or temper any set-up or any parts of the hardware and software facilities in the group study rooms.
  • Users should also observe other Library Regulations. Any violations may result in termination of group study room privileges.
  • The Library cannot guarantee the security of your personal belongings, and will not be responsible for items lost or stolen from the group study rooms.
  • The Library reserves the right to allocate any available group study rooms to users, or remove rooms from service as needed (for maintenance purposes, projects, etc.)