Study Room Policy

Study Room Policy

The Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library is a private organization operated under the auspices of The Grundy Foundation and governed by a Board of Trustees. The Trustees reserve the right to change this Policy of accommodation without notice, and have unfettered discretion to deny any individual or organization access to the Library space, its materials, or programs if it is in the best interests of the Foundation to do so.

Policy Statement: Use of Grundy Library’s Study Rooms is for individuals and small groups for meeting or studying in a space with limited distractions. Use of the Grundy Library’s Study Rooms does not constitute Foundation endorsement of the beliefs or ideas expressed by the organization and/or individual(s) using the space. By using a Study Room, you agree to follow this policy.

Study Rooms:

There are three (3) Study Rooms with a maximum capacity of three (3) persons per room. Each room is equipped with a white board, power outlets, a table, and three (3) chairs. Acceptable use of Study Rooms includes: working on homework assignments, study groups, interviews, mentoring and counseling. Please be aware that rooms are not soundproof and noise will carry.

General Guidelines:

  • Non-profit groups (registered as nonprofit with IRS), government entities, and local school officials may reserve Library Study Rooms. All Foundation-sponsored programs/meetings take precedence in scheduling these rooms. 
  • Study Rooms may be used for cultural, civic, informational, and educational meetings, or volunteer tutoring, but not for fundraising, sales, paid tutoring, business or commercial concerns, self promotion, or purely social purposes. All political and religious advocacy is prohibited.
  • Individuals and/or groups may only use Study Rooms for public programs and/or events if Library Administration has explicitly agreed to co-sponsor the event. In such cases, Library staff will coordinate all aspects including marketing.
  • Use of the Grundy Library’s study rooms and all other spaces is governed by the Library’s policies including, but not limited to, the Foundation’s Behavior Policy. Use of any space in the Library must not interfere with library operations or require care or service beyond what is normal and routine.
  • All users 13 years of age or younger must be under direct adult supervision at all times while using rooms. It is incumbent upon the individuals and/or groups requesting the room to assure that all required Child Abuse History Clearances and Criminal Background Checks have been performed.

Reserving a Study Room:

  • Study Rooms must be reserved with a library card at the Service Desk. Any Library patron aged 14 and older with a Grundy or Bucks County Library card in good standing may reserve a Study Room. The cardholder must be part of the group using the room. Individuals that do not possess a library card are not permitted to reserve a Study Rooms unless the Library Director has explicitly made an exception.
  • Study Rooms may be reserved for a maximum of two (2) hours a day per library cardholder. Users are limited to one (1) reservation per day and no more than two (2) reservations per week.
  • Study Rooms may be reserved up to one week in advance. Same-day reservations and walk-ins are welcome, provided all other qualifications are met.
  • All use must be during the library’s hours of operation and end fifteen (15) minutes before the library closes.
  • To claim a reserved Study Room, patrons must present the library card or photo ID associated with the reservation and check in with Library staff at the Service Desk. Check in must occur within 15 minutes of the reservation start time or the reservation will be forfeited. At check in, patrons must report expected number of rooms users. At end of reservation time, patrons must exit room and notify Library staff at Service Desk so room can be secured.
  • Study Rooms vacated for more than fifteen (15) minutes will be reassigned at the discretion of Library staff. 
  • Patrons are responsible for all personal property brought into Study Rooms. Items left unattended for longer than fifteen (15) minutes may be removed by Library staff. 
  • All individuals and/or groups using the rooms are responsible for returning the room to its original condition.
  • Library equipment, technology, and supplies are not available for meeting use.
  • Nothing can be affixed to meeting room walls or ceilings. Any damage to the meeting room and meeting room contents is the responsibility of the organization and/or individual registered as the user of the facilities.

*Failure to comply with this Policy will result in immediate cessation of privileges afforded per this Policy*

For additional information about using Grundy Library meeting rooms, please visit the Service Desk or call 215-788-7891 ext. 6.