Marston Science Study Rooms
The following is a list of policies regarding checkout and use of the group study rooms located on the second floor of the Marston Science Library.
- Study room keys are checked out for 2 hours to one assignee.
- There is no waiting list--rooms are checked out on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Room keys may only be renewed if there is one vacant study room.
- The assignee must be a current University of Florida student, staff or faculty member.
- A minimum of three occupants must be present to use a study room.
- The walls and windows may not be covered or altered by users of the room.
- Rooms must be ready to use when vacated by the assignee. No personal items may be left behind. Furniture, whiteboard, marker and eraser must stay in the study room. Furniture may not be removed or added to the study room.
- Do not leave any personal material unattended. The library is not responsible for any thefts.
- Study Room keys may not be duplicated.
In addition to the above, the assignee is also responsible for:
- The condition of the study room and library items belonging in the study room.
- Any loud conversation that can be heard outside of the study room.
- Returning the study room key to the Marston Science Library Service desk.
Study room keys not returned on time are subject to overdue fines. The fines are as follows:
- $10.00 per hour for late return of room key.
- $100.00 lost room key charge with a $35.00 processing fee.
All study room users must adhere to the policies and guidelines for user conduct as set forth by the University of Florida and the George A. Smathers Libraries.
6C1-4.040 Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code: Philosophy and Definitions.
(1) Philosophy. The University of Florida is an institution which encourages the intellectual and personal growth of its students as scholars and citizens. As an educational institution, the University recognizes that the transmission of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, and the development of individuals require the free exchange of ideas on any subject whether or not controversial, self-expression, and the challenging of beliefs and customs. The University also endeavors to teach students to communicate effectively in all aspects of their lives and on all manners of subjects. This often (although not always) requires respectful speech and conduct. In order to maintain an environment where these goals that are critical for the University's educational mission can be achieved safely and equitably, the University requires civility, respect, and integrity in the curricular program and encourages these behaviors in other activities among all members of the student community. Students are taught to exhibit high standards of behavior and concern for others and are encouraged to live up to these standards.
- Library users should be considerate of others by keeping noise levels low enough not to disrupt study and research of others.
- Covered drinks and snacks are permitted in most campus libraries. Hot entrees, salad, pizza, soup and hot, messy or odorous items must be consumed outside. No food or drink may be consumed in specialized collections (Architecture & Fine Arts Library, Map & Imagery Library, Music Library, Special Collections) or posted areas.
- Library users must clean up after themselves. Discard trash in trashcans. Clean up spills whenever possible. Report them to the nearest service desk.
- Library users are responsible for their personal belongings and should not leave them unattended.
- Cell phones and pagers should be turned to vibrate when entering the Libraries. If you must make or receive calls, please be considerate of others. Please keep calls short and move to a stairwell or lobby.