Study Room and Study Tables Policy
The Boca Raton Public Library (BRPL) has quiet-only and low-volume conversation areas for individual and group work/study. These rooms and tables are designed for visitors to study quietly, work together in small groups, or in virtual sessions. The Library's Rules of Conduct apply to all areas of the Library. Never leave your valuables unattended.
- Work/Study areas in Downtown Library
- Small Study Rooms 1-6: Available for individuals or low-conversation groups of 1-2 people.
- Large Study Rooms 7-10: Available to low-conversation groups of 2-4 people. At least two group members must be present to obtain a key, or for virtual meetings using library technology in which the other meeting attendees are present virtually.
- Open study tables along the north windows are available for quiet work/study only.
- Work/Study areas in Spanish River Library
- Study Room 1: Available for low-conversation groups of 2-4 people, or for virtual meetings using library technology in which the other meeting attendees are present virtually, once available.
- Study Room 2: Available for low-conversation groups of 2-4 people. At least two group members must be present to obtain a key.
- Open tables in main area for quiet work/study or low conversation only.
- Blue Heron Mezzanine: Open tables for quiet work/study only.
- Anhinga Room (previously cafe): Open tables for conversation or virtual meetings.
Use of Study Rooms at Downtown Library and Spanish River Library
- Study rooms are available on a "first come, first served" basis to active Library cardholders whose accounts are in good standing. A patron's Library card (or photo ID of account holder) must be presented at the Check-Out Desk to obtain a study room key.
- Study rooms may be checked out for up to two hours at a time. If a study room is vacated for 30 minutes or more, the remainder of the two hours is forfeited.
- When there is no wait list, the room can be renewed for another two hours. If there is a wait list, the patron can add their name to the wait list after they vacate the room. A reasonable attempt will be made to notify a wait-list patron when a room is available. If the patron does not respond after 5 minutes, the room will go to the next patron on the wait list.
- Please take your valuables with you if you leave a study room, as the Library does not guarantee their security. Any unattended belongings in a study room that has been vacant for 30 minutes will be placed in the Lost and Found.
- A vacant room may be reassigned to other users. If two people are assigned to a large study room and one leaves, Library staff may ask the remaining occupant to move to a smaller study room to manage the wait list..
- Patrons under the age of 9 cannot occupy a study room without a second person at least 12 years of age in the room with them at all times.
- The person whose Library Card/Photo ID is exchanged for a room key will be held responsible for all conduct violations and the room condition. Furniture may not be removed from or brought into a study room.
- If you are disturbed by noise from someone in an adjacent study room, we encourage you to let Library staff know immediately so we can address it with the person(s) directly.
- Study room keys must be returned before leaving the Library or 10 minutes before closing.
Quiet Study Tables
- Work/Study tables are available on a "first come, first served" basis. If the mezzanine or meeting space has been scheduled for a program or an event, patrons may be asked to relocate.
- Cell phone conversations are to be taken outside on the patio or terrace. Any audio devices should be used only with headphones/earbuds and at a reasonable volume to not disturb others.