Study Room Policy

Schertz Public Library offers twelve small group study rooms for public use. Their intended purpose is for study, work, quiet activity, or small group collaborative work. Use of the rooms is not permitted for any other purpose. Two of the rooms accommodate six people maximum. The remaining ten rooms accommodate two people maximum. 

  • Study rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Library does not accept reservations for the rooms but reserves the right to do so under special circumstances.
  • There are no time limits on use of the rooms, but the Library reserves the right to impose a limit when necessary to manage resource demand.
  • No selling of merchandise or services or exchange of funds is allowed in the study rooms. 
  • No business may operate from a study room.
  • Study rooms are not soundproof or private. If the noise level of voices, electronic devices, or other objects disrupts other users of the Library, library staff will ask the individuals causing the excessive noise to lower the volume. Repeated requests will result in staff asking the individuals to leave the premises.  
  • Misuse or damage of the study rooms will result in the loss of study room privileges. Destruction or defacement of library property will not be tolerated and the room user will be required to bear the cost of any damage to the study room or its contents. 
  • All study room users are subject to the Library’s customer behavior policy. 
  • Users are expected to leave the rooms clean and in their original order. Furniture should remain in place. If chairs are moved in from other rooms, they must be returned to those rooms upon departure.  
  • The Library is not responsible for the loss of or damage to individual belongings left in a study room. Any items left unattended may be removed by staff and placed in the Library’s Lost & Found.   
  • Windows on study room doors must remain uncovered at all times. 
  • Lights must be left on at all times. Each room has a dimmer to adjust the lighting to appropriate levels for the user.
  • Per the Library’s Unattended Children Policy, children may not be left unattended in the study rooms. 

Original policy created 2015 
Policy updated 9/13/2021
Endorsed by Schertz Library Advisory Board 10/4/2021