Skip navigation

Individual Research Room Policy

​​Requesting a Research Room | Use of Research Rooms

Procedures for Requesting an Individual Research Room

  • Use of research ​rooms is limited to current Central Michigan University's faculty, staff, students and emeritus.
  • Requests for research room assignments are available on our website.
  • All applicants will be notified of a decision by email.
  • The key for your research ​room is located at the Checkout Desk located on the 2nd floor of the library. CMU ID cards are required at check-out.
  • Accepting the key indicates you agree to abide by the library's research room policies. 

Policies Governing the Use of Individual Research Rooms

  • First time use of your key requires filling out an Individual Research Room Key Receipt form.
  • The key will be checked out only to the person to whom the research room is assigned.
  • The key must be checked out each time you use the room and returned 15 minutes before the library closes. Keys may not be taken out of the Park Library.
  • If the key is lost or not returned there will be a $50.00 replacement charge and a non-refundable $15.00 processing fee.
  • Rooms are available only during hours the library is open.
  • The door should be locked when leaving the room.
  • In order to accommodate the demand for Individual Research Rooms, usage is routinely monitored and rooms that have been checked out less than 25​ times per semester may be reassigned.
  • Personal furniture is not allowed and additional library furniture is not to be moved in to the room nor should furniture be removed.
  • Posters and other items should not be affixed to research room walls or windows.
  • No food is allowed; drinks are allowed in spill proof containers only.
  • All library material must be checked out. Material that cannot be checked out, such as reference books, journals, etc. cannot be kept in the room.
  • Library staff will check research rooms periodically. Material not checked out will be removed and returned to the shelves.
  • All individuals assigned an Individual Research Room are expected to follow all Park Library policies.
  • Rooms are meant to be used for individual research.​
  • The Library is not responsible for any lost or stolen items

Violation of any policy may result in room privileges being terminated

Central Michigan University Libraries is not responsible for any items that are lost.

Revised 8.11.16​


​​​