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Group study rooms

The library has group study rooms that each seat anywhere from 2 to 5 people and may be reserved by Cal State LA students, faculty, and staff for two hours per day up to 7 days in advance. Some rooms contain HD monitors you can plug your device into or a computer with an HD monitor, others contain whiteboards. These rooms are located on various levels of Library North and South.

Empty and unreserved rooms may be used, but make sure to reserve the room to prevent another group from reserving it. At least half of the capacity of your room needs to arrive within 15 minutes of your reservation or the room will be available to other groups.


Library cubicles for graduate students

The library offers several individual workspaces located on Levels 2 and 3 of Library North for graduate students to use. Each graduate student may reserve a room for up to 4 hours per day, up to one week in advance. Each room contains one desk, one chair, and an outlet; some contain windows. Graduate Student cubicles may be reserved by current Cal State LA Graduate students only.


Library cubicles for faculty

The library offers individual workspaces located in the Northwest corner of Level 2 Library North for faculty to use. Each faculty member may reserve a room for up to 4 hours per day, up to 90 days in advance. Each room contains one desk, one chair, and an outlet. Faculty cubicles may be reserved by Cal State LA faculty only and are intended to be used primarily by faculty who have no assigned office space.


Communal Spaces for Faculty and Staff

Cal State LA has canceled all public events through May 31. This decision was made in consultation with state and local communicable disease experts. As such, event and class spaces in the University Library are not available for reservations at this time.

At the present time, the health risk for COVID-19 to the general public in California remains low. However, Cal State LA is following the guidance of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the California Department of Health, which advises us to promote social distancing as a means of keeping our community safe. This includes canceling, postponing or modifying events. In some cases, events may be modified using technology.

Please keep in mind that this decision was made in the best interest of students, faculty, and staff. We are also considering the well-being of those who may visit our campus. We regret the inconvenience and the disappointment this decision has caused. This is a fluid situation. As circumstances change, we will adjust.