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Policies, Fees and Fines

General Policies

These policies apply to all rooms.

  • Rooms are available for reservation by MSU faculty, staff, or students during Library hours (including nights and weekends) on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The person responsible for reserving the room must sign in prior to using the room and MUST sign out when use has been completed.
  • If you no longer need a space you have reserved, please cancel so that others can use it.
  • Failure to follow the Libraries' policies and take care of the rooms could result in a patron's privileges being suspended.

Specific Use Policies

ELI and Giles Electronic Classrooms

For Fall and Spring semesters:

  • No bookings by individuals or groups outside the library except for classroom instruction (between 8-5 Monday-Friday).
  • For classroom instruction requests, the rooms can only be booked 8 times or 15 hours per semester, per class.

For Maymester and Summer sessions:

  • There will be no outside requests approved during the first week of each term.
  • After the first week, professors or instructors may request the room for instruction only, for no more than 5 times or a total of 10 hours, per class.
  • After the first week, a group or individual seeking the room for extended sessions, such as a conference, may request either ELI or Giles for up to one week per session. Requests for both rooms will not be considered. If it is available, the IHL Lab could be used in conjunction with one of the other electronic classrooms.

IHL Lab

The IHL Lab can be requested for use at night, but only for classroom instruction.

For Fall and Spring semesters:

  • No bookings by individuals or groups outside the library except for classroom instruction (between 8-5 Monday-Friday).
  • For classroom instruction requests, the rooms can only be booked 8 times or 15 hours per semester, per class.

For Maymester and Summer sessions:

  • There will be no outside requests approved during the first week of each term.
  • After the first week, professors or instructors may request the room for instruction only, for no more than 5 times or a total of 10 hours, per class.
  • After the first week, a group or individual seeking the room for extended sessions, such as a conference, may request either ELI or Giles for up to one week per session. Requests for both rooms will not be considered. The IHL Lab could be used in conjunction with one of the other electronic classrooms.

Auditorium

For Fall and Spring semesters:

  • No bookings by individuals or groups outside the library except for classroom instruction (between 8-5 Monday-Friday).
  • For classroom instruction requests, the rooms can only be booked 8 times or 15 hours per semester, per class.

For Maymester and Summer sessions:

  • There will be no outside requests approved during the first week of each term.
  • After the first week, professors or instructors may request the room for instruction only, for no more than 5 times or a total of 10 hours, per class.

Presentation Room 1405

For Fall and Spring semesters:

  • For classroom instruction requests, the rooms can only be booked 8 times or 15 hours per semester, per class.

Presentation Room 2003

This new technology-enhanced room is intended for academic and research group work/projects or meetings requiring technology. Appropriate use of this space includes: video and audio recording; multimedia presentations; webinars; audio and video conference calls; and small group technology workshops. Inappropriate use of the space includes: watching a video for entertainment purposes; general meetings requiring no technology; and studying.

The room can only be reserved for up to 2 hours maximum per day.

Presentation Room 3060 - "The Think Tank"

This new technology-enhanced room is intended for academic and research group work/projects or meetings requiring technology. Appropriate use of this space includes: video and audio recording; multimedia presentations; webinars; audio and video conference calls; and small group technology workshops. Inappropriate use of the space includes: watching a video for entertainment purposes; general meetings requiring no technology; and studying.

The John Grisham Room

Seminars, receptions, lectures, and other functions related to teaching, research, and service can be scheduled in the Grisham Room. The Grisham Room can accommodate 75 people for a seated function and 150 for a standing function. The room comes with projector, laptop and screen setup capabilities. A podium, tables and chairs are also available for lecture functions. Setup for The Grisham Room is restricted to only a couple of options. A setup fee may be imposed. A conference room located inside the John Grisham Room provides seating for 12.

The John Grisham Room is open from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Templeton Music Museum Conference Room

  • The Conference Room is open Monday through Friday during the hours of 9:00 a.m –4:00 p.m.
  • Requests for the use of the Conference Room must be made in advance. Functions will be approved on an availability and priority basis.
  • First priority for scheduling is given to University related functions.
  • Seating is available for 40 individuals.
  • An overhead projector, data projector and screen are provided.
  • Limited food and beverage service is allowed but requires prior approval.
  • Not available as a regularly scheduled classroom.