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Authorized Use of the Faculty Commons

Who is authorized to use the space?

The Faculty Commons was designed specifically for UMass Amherst faculty and librarians and acts as a place for faculty to work both individually and in groups. This space is limited to UMass Amherst faculty and librarian use only; if a visiting scholar or faculty member from another institution needs to access the space, they must be accompanied by a UMass Amherst faculty member, or, guest access may be obtained for the duration of their visit. Please email Katherine Freedman  for questions related to guest access requests.

Access to the Faculty Commons is permitted during the space’s hours of operation only. In order to have access to the Faculty Commons, faculty will first need to get their UCard programmed at the Circulation Desk on the Lower Level  of the Du Bois Library. All users of the Faculty Commons will also be asked to sign in at the staffed reception desk.

Reserving the Faculty Commons for Special Events and Workshops

PLEASE NOTE: Reserving the Faculty Commons (room 2604) is separate from the reserving the conference space 26th floor (room 2601).

UMass Faculty and staff who wish to use room 2601 must fill out and submit the Reservation Form. Please submit your request at least 2 weeks prior to the suggested date of event, to allow for appropriate scheduling and resource allocation. Questions about reserving room 2601 should be directed to Theresa Warner .          

For usage policies for room 2601, please refer to the Libraries Event Policy.

UMass Amherst faculty, the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development, or the UMass Amherst Libraries may reserve the Faculty Commons (room 2604) for:

  • Faculty-led discussion of academic topics with peers
  • Academic workshops led by faculty, or with designation of specific faculty office staff leader
  • Special events approved on a case-by-case basis

To reserve room 2604, fill out and submit the Reservation Form. Please submit your request at least 2 weeks prior to suggested date of event, to allow for appropriate scheduling and resource allocation.