Possibly one of THE most irritating things is when people ‘reserve’ a table at libraries by leaving their pens and books around. Instead of doing that, why not book a study room at a library?
Study rooms in libraries can be booked through the ‘BookIt‘ system, and these rooms are perfect for study groups. You can also use this system to book computers and scanners.
The best part of it all is that it’s really easy and quick to book study rooms/computers, and it’s all done online. In saying that, the system is definitely not mobile friendly. So it’s best to use the system on a desktop.
Here’s how you can book a study room.
Head to BookIt and sign in.
You can also access BookIt through the homepage of the library website – see ‘book a room or computer’ under the ‘quick links’ section. I tend to have the BookIt website bookmarked in my browser for easy access.
Select a location (where), pick ‘project room’ (what), and pick a date (when).
And if you look at the bottom of the screen, it tells you what the coloured blocks mean. The main things to know is that red = the room is booked, light grey = the room is available.
To book a room, click on the light grey box under the times you’re after. The ‘Booking Properties’ screen will pop up, then choose how long you want the room for.
You will also receive an email that confirms your booking
My one tip with booking study rooms is that they book out really fast. So, do book your rooms in advance. My favourite study rooms to book out are the ones in Giblin. They’re cleaner, they offer more privacy and they’re nice and modern compared to the other rooms.
Lastly, if you have any problems with room bookings, do have a chat to the librarians who can help you!