» Reserving a Study Space

Only reserved study spaces including carrels, computer workstations, power bar seating, study rooms, tall tables and stools located throughout the Leatherby Libraries and the Rinker Study Commons and that are clearly identified with a Panther Paw sticker can be reserved.

For the Fall 2020 semester all study spaces must be reserved prior to coming to the Leatherby Libraries or Rinker Study Commons.

All study spaces are for individual use only. Group study is not permitted.

Policies and Guidelines

Review the policies and guidelines for the use of the Study Space Reservation system and check the box at the bottom of the page to continue to the login screen.


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Logging into the Study Space Reservation System

Actively enrolled students and currently employed administrators, faculty, and staff must use their Chapman University logon to access the study space reservation system. Users must also have a valid and active library account. If you do not currently have an account, please contact the Circulation Department at (714) 532-7723 for assistance.

Only one account per user is permitted.

Reserving a Study Space

The Circulation Department will not create a reservation for you.

Reservations will be available in increments of 30 minutes.

Study Space reservation quotas are as follows:

  • 1-4 hour blocks: Faculty and Affiliated Scholars.
  • 1-4 hour blocks: Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral students.
  • 1-3 hour blocks: Extended Education Students, Lecturers, and Staff/Administrators.
  • Alumni and Brandman patrons will not be permitted to make reservations through the end of December 2020.

Study spaces in the Rinker Study Commons are limited to Rinker Campus patrons only.

You can reserve a study space up to 7 days in advance.

Multiple reservations are allowed as long as they do not exceed your total hour block quota. For example, a 4-hour block quota can be used in multiple combinations: as one 4 hour reservation, two 2 hour reservations, four 1 hour reservations, etc.

Only the person who placed the reservation can cancel or modify it.

Leatherby Libraries Study Space Access

  • Patrons will be temperature screened by Public Safety prior to entering building.
  • Patrons must have a reservation in the study space reservation system.
  • Library staff will confirm reservation at the circulation desk.
  • Patrons can only proceed if their reservation has started, early access will not be permitted.
  • Study rooms will be unlocked. Dry erase markers and eraser will not be provided.
  • Circulation Department will have detailed maps that show exact locations of all study spaces
  • Directory screens located on each floor of the library will display a detailed floor map.
  • At the end of the reserved time, patrons must exit the building
  • Patron are allowed to remain in the building if they have consecutive reservations for study spaces
  • If there is a time gap between reserved study spaces, patrons must exit the building and return at the start of the next reservation

Rinker Study Commons Study Space Access

  • Patrons must have a reservation in the study space reservation system

All patrons are responsible to leave reserved study spaces when reservation time is completed. Please be respectful of other patrons reserved time by gathering your belongings before the end of your reservation. If there is an issue regarding a reserved space, please contact the Circulation Department at (714) 532-7723.

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