Answered By: Phoebe Stein
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2018     Views: 453

The Group Study Room in the SVA Library can be booked online, from the tablet outside the room, and in-person at the circulation/reference desk. Read below for instructions to book online.

The group study room booking is managed with Google Calendar. Everyone at SVA has access to the room's calendar with their college email address. When logged into your college Gmail account, or any other Google apps, you can access Google Calendar from the Apps menu:

A screenshot of a Gmail inbox with the Google Apps menu selected.


To book a time slot in the group study room, you'll need to create a calendar event. Do so by clicking on a time slot, and then "More Options:"

A screenshot of Google Calendar week view, with a new event slot selected.


In the event editing screen, add the room to your event. If the room is available, you will see it listed under "Rooms" at the right hand side. If the room is unavailable, or already booked, you will not be able to add the room to your event or use it during the time you have selected. Always remember to save your event.


To see when the room is booked, or to find another available time slot, you'll need to add the calendar to your account. Back on the main Google Calendar page, navigate to the plus sign (+) above My calendars, and click "Browse resources:"

A screenshot of Google Calendar, with the Add calendar menu open.


Open the menu for 380 (our building's street number), and check the box next to "380-02-GSR-08-SVA-Library-Group-Study-Room:"

A screenshot of the Resources menu in Google Calendar


Now, in your main Google Calendar page, you'll see this calendar under "Other Calendars," and be able to view when the room is booked:

A screenshot of the main Google Calendar page, with the Group Study Room calendar highlighted.


If you're having trouble booking the room, library staff can assist. Ask at the circulation desk or reference desk, or online.