Room Policies and Guidelines

UO Portland Library rooms and spaces are guided by compliance with library and university policies. Specific room use guidelines are posted near each room. For details related to room use and maintaining a scholarly environment, please refer to Library User Rights and Responsibilities.

  • Rooms are reserved for use only by current UO students, staff, and faculty.
  • Rooms are intended for individual and group study related activities.
  • Please help to maintain a scholarly environment at all times.
  • Rooms are not soundproof, and voices carry to adjoining rooms, so please be mindful of others with voice levels and use of audio devices.
  • Drinks in closed containers and food are allowed, but be considerate of others, clean up all trash, and report spills. Cleaning kit available from the library service desk.

The UO Portland Library maintains several rooms and spaces available for classes, student use, research, and open study. Priority use of the library rooms is for current University of Oregon students, instructors, and academic support providers. Spaces within the library are available during regular library hours by reservation, for drop-in use when not reserved and special use outside library hours with advanced planning. Portland NE Library rooms are for drop-in use during open building hours when the library service desk is closed.

For room details and a complete list of common study spaces at UO Portland, please visit the UO Portland Library Rooms & Spaces page. Advanced reservations are coming soon during Fall term 2023 for Portland NE Library rooms. 

Spaces maintained by UO Libraries are available via same day and advanced bookings handled through our automated room reservation system, LibCal. Advanced room requests may also be emailed to, for approval by Library staff. Individual students and student groups may use these rooms for drop-in study by asking at the library service desk. Most open area seating, study tables and computer workstations are first-come use.

To inquire about reserve use of UO Portland rooms and spaces located outside the library, please consult with UO Portland Event Services. Current students may seek direct use of select UO Portland rooms by completing the Study Room Request Form. This includes some event spaces, conference rooms and classrooms located throughout the UO Portland campus.