The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library is designed to foster both individual and collaborative study and the research necessary for the success of the USF St. Petersburg campus faculty and students. Numerous large and small study rooms located on the west side of all three floors (including one with Assistive Technology) provide quiet, individualized, and enclosed group study areas within the building to support that mission. Study rooms contain large screen monitors which may be connected to a laptop computer to supply audio and video for group project work. Rooms also contain a white board. Wireless access is available in the study rooms, as it is throughout the library. This guideline has been established to ensure the efficient and equitable management of these limited, high-demand library spaces.
The Poynter Library’s study rooms are for the use of current USF students, staff, and faculty for the purpose of study and research. Study rooms are not intended for activities such as classes, meetings, or interviews. Borrowers are responsible for returning the rooms in good order, ready to use by the next user(s). Damage to or problems with the room or its equipment should be reported to the Service Desk immediately. Borrowers and group members must abide by all rules and restrictions for use listed below. Library staff may discontinue access, limit access, or require a borrower or member of a study group to leave if there are any infractions or violations of the requirements listed below or other violations of the Library’s Code of Conduct. Nelson Poynter Memorial Library staff reserve the right to enter the study rooms as needed.