Reserve Seats

Due to reduced seating capacity at our library locations, OSU Libraries will be designating seating at two of our locations as available only by reservation as a pilot project in Fall 2020. This allows our users to book their individual study space at the Architecture Library and Geology Library.

We welcome your feedback and will be sending out a survey for feedback to those that make reservations.

 

  • You must reserve your seating prior to use. Seats are bookable same day.
  • Reservations run from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  • One reservation per location per day.
  • Seats available 10am – 4pm.
  • Check in on arrival and check out on departure using the QR code at the seat or your email confirmation’s link.
  • Clean the seat/table on arrival and departure.
  • No group reservations.
  • You must reserve using your osu.edu email account.
  • No food/drink will be allowed at any library location in fall semester.
  • Do not leave belongings unattended.
  • These seats must be reserved for use and are not open seating. Other locations, including Thompson Library and 18th Avenue Library, have open seating.

Reservation Directions

 

Please read directions before booking. You must complete all steps and get an email confirmation before your booking is complete.

1. Choose location

  • Architecture Library 
    • 22 table seats
    • 2 soft seats
    • Note: A selection of open seating is not bookable and available first come, first serve.
  • Geology Library 
    •  17 table seats
    • 3 carrel seats
    • 4 soft seats
Screenshot of time selection. Choose date, choose start time, but not additional boxes, scroll down to choose timeframe, then submit.
Time Selection

6. Verify hours are correct, read the Terms & Conditions, then click Continue. 

confirm time, with terms and condisions
Confirm and Terms & Conditions

7. Enter your name and osu.edu email address and submit. You will get a confirmation email. Your reservation is not complete until you get an email. 

Your email confirmation will have a code you will need to enter after scanning the QR code or after you use the check in link provided in your email. Do not delete this email.

email submission screenshot
Name and Email Address

8.  What's next?

Your confirmation email will look something like the image below - note the required code you need to enter after scanning the QR code or clicking on the link in the email. There is also a URL for cancellation.

Late arrival or missed reservation: If you do not check in after 15 minutes after the beginning of your reservation, your reservation will be automatically cancelled. 

 

confirmation email screenshot
Confirmation Email

Do not forget the Terms & Conditions:

At arrival at seat:

  • Check in by scanning the QR code or using the email address provided in your confirmation email
  • Wipe down the chair/table

During use:

  • Do not move furniture
  • Maintain physical distancing standards
  • Do not leave belongings unattended
  • No food/drink permitted

 

At end of your reservation:

  • Check out by scanning the QR code or using the email address provided in your confirmation email
  • Wipe down the chair/table
  • Take all belongings with you

 

Please see the circulation desk for any questions/problems.

Seat Map: Geology Library

Geology Library Seat Map with numbered seats
Geology Library Seat Map

 

 

Questions or problems? Visit the circulation desk at the location or email dotson.77@osu.edu.