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Reserve a Group Study Room at SEL

Welcome to the SEL Group Study Room Reservation System

The UMass Science and Engineering Library, located in Room A273 of the LGRC Low-rise, has 8 Group Study Rooms with computers and whiteboards.

Rooms may be used without a reservation; however, groups with a booking have priority, and individuals or groups of 2 may be asked to move for a group of 3 or more.




Guidelines for Reserving a Room

During regular semesters, UMass Amherst students may make reservations for groups of 3 or more during peak hours.

Reservations begin/end on the hour and requests must be placed prior to the hour. Reservations may be made up to 2 weeks in advance.

Peak hours:

  • Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 9 pm (requests accepted until 8 pm)
  • Friday from 8 am to 3 pm (requests accepted until 2 pm) 

Reservations per individual are limited to a maximum of 2 hours per day; 2 times per week (4 hours weekly).

The minimum reservation is for 1 hour.  The system only allows bookings to be made before the hour they take effect. Reservations begin and end on the hour (at 9 am, not at 9:15 am).

Groups larger than 3 may be more comfortable in Rooms G or H.

About SEL Group Study Room reservations

Who can reserve a group study room?

UMass Students in groups of 3 or more working on academic/coursework may reserve the Group Study Rooms using a valid UMass Amherst email (

May an individual person use a group study room?

An individual may use an unreserved Group Study Room, but rooms cannot be reserved for individual use. Individuals using a room may be asked to leave by a group of 3 or more needing space. 

How far in advance can I make a reservation?

Reservations may be made up to two weeks in advance.

What if a group is late for their reservation?

Reservations may be canceled if the study group has not arrived within 15 minutes after the start of the reservation.

How do I reserve a room?

Click on a green block to make a reservation. Then, follow instructions. Be sure to confirm your reservations!

  • Green       - Available to reserve.
  • Blue          - SEL is closed or rooms are available without reservation.
  • Red           - Reserved.
  • Yellow      - Waiting for confirmation.

I don't need the reservation I made. What should I do?

The SEL Group Study Rooms are in high demand. If you no longer need a reservation, please cancel the booking using the link provided in the confirmation e-mail. 

I reserved a group study room but someone else is in there. What should I do?

If someone is occupying a room for which you have a confirmed reservation, politely inform them that you have a reservation. If there is a problem, please contact the SEL Service Desk for assistance.

For questions please come to or call the SEL Service Desk at: 413-545-1370 or email