Group Study/Discussion Rooms Reservation Policy

The group study rooms are a shared resource and the room reservation policy helps the A. M. Al-Refai Library ensure unbiased access to this resource for all the students at Gulf University for Science & Technology (GUST). It also allows for users to make reservations for peak times when the group study rooms may not be accessible.

A total of 6 group study/ discussion rooms are available in the library for use by the GUST students. Three rooms on the ground floor are for women and three rooms on the first floor are for men. Each room accommodates up to 6 people.
• Study rooms are for group study only. A group consists of three or more people. Rooms cannot be booked for use by an individual.
• Study rooms are for quiet discussions; students using the rooms for purposes other than quiet study will be asked to leave.
• Study rooms can only be booked by current GUST students with a valid GUST ID; you may be asked to produce the GUST ID for inspection by library staff or security.
• During the regular semester, rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
• During examination periods, group study rooms may be reserved in advance.
• To maximize access for all students needing quiet group study space, study rooms may be booked for a maximum of 2 hours per day and a maximum of 8 hours per week. Alternatively, a student may choose to make 2 individual bookings per day; however no combination of bookings can exceed a maximum of two consecutive hours. The Library reserves the right to cancel bookings in violation of this policy. Attempts to monopolize study rooms will be considered a breach of the Library Code of Conduct.
• Rooms must be booked online by filling the Group Study Booking Form available on the Library website.
• Rooms must be claimed within the first 15 minutes of the booking, or the room may be taken by other eligible users.
• Rooms may be booked up to 3 weeks in advance.
• When no rooms are available, a hold may be placed for the first available room. 
• Reservation can be renewed for additional time if no one is waiting for a room.