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Briscoe Library Room Guidelines

Study Rooms

Briscoe Library has individual and group study rooms on all floors of the library. These rooms provide both quiet study and group collaboration space and are important to the educational mission of the university. Study room availability can be viewed on the library website through the Room Reservation system.

Individual Study Rooms

  • 24 individual study rooms, located on the north side of the 4th and 5th floors
  • Available on a first come, first served basis and are not available for reservation for study
  • Weekday (Mon - Fri, 8 AM - 5 PM) reservations for testing can be made by departments.

Group Study Rooms

  • 18 study rooms, located on the 3rd and 5th floors
  • The Collaboratory (LIB 4.074) may be reserved on weeknights, 6 PM - 7 AM, and any time on weekends

Book a Study Room

Each floor of Briscoe Library has a designated purpose and a corresponding noise level. Library users are asked to be respectful of their colleagues, and adhere to these designations, and self-monitor the noise level. Library staff do not shush users. See the Find Your Space guide for more information. 


Group study rooms may only be occupied by UT Health students, staff, faculty, and residents. All occupants must wear their ID badges. A group consists of two (2) or more people. Reservations are made for one-time room use only and allow a maximum of four hours per day. Recurring classes, meetings, or events should reserve through University Scheduling.

The library reserves the right  to refuse to reserve a room for any group or individual who abuses the facilities or policies. 

15 min grace period

Group study rooms are always in demand, so a reservation is forfeited if the group does not show up within 15 minutes of start time; only one person is in the room for more than 15 minutes; or the room is empty more than 15 minutes any time after reservation start time.

Study rooms are self-monitoring

Groups are highly encouraged to reserve a room because non-reserved rooms are open for anyone to use. If a room is occupied by someone else, a group with a reservation should politely ask the person to give up the room.

Security of personal items

Persons using the library study rooms are cautioned not to leave personal items unattended. The library staff are not responsible for lost or stolen items.