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Faculty & Doctoral Student Study Rooms

Policies and procedures governing assignment and use of library study rooms.

Purpose & Eligibility

F.D. Bluford Library provides current A&T faculty and registered doctoral students with access to a limited number of small, locked study rooms to facilitate research and writing projects. Applicants must be working on a specific project or research in order to be assigned a room. Studies are not conference rooms, offices, or retreats for projects not requiring frequent access to library resources.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete an application form.

Disbursement of Assignments

Since demand for study rooms exceeds the number available, two individuals are assigned to each study to accommodate as many requests for rooms as possible. In the event that there are more rooms than applicants, single occupancy may be assigned. Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Length of Assignments & Renewals

Length of assignment is per semester with one renewal. Faculty and doctoral students may go through the application process again at the end of the second semester and their application will be reconsidered at that time. Occupants are asked to notify the library if they no longer need their study room before the designated period has ended.

Loss of Assignment

Failure to renew an assignment results in cancellation of the assignment.


  1. Since the rooms are locked rooms, you will receive a room key. Please make sure that the door to the room is secure when you enter and leave. Keys are the property of North Carolina A&T State University and must be returned at the end of the assignment.
  2. Only the individual assigned to the room is permitted to use it. Individuals who “loan” their room to unauthorized individuals may lose their study privileges.
  3. All materials belonging to the Bluford Library and left in a room must be properly checked out to the occupant. Any items not checked out to the occupant will be returned to the Access Services Department for resolving as will non-ciculating materials such as periodicals and reference books. Periodic checks of the studies are made. The room occupant will receive a notice that uncharged material was found in the study.
  4. Please report any lighting, temperature, or other building problems to the library's Administration Office, 336.285.4151.
  5. Users are expected to maintain a quiet atmosphere and refrain from using devices (e.g., cell phones) that might disturb others.
  6. The library assumes no responsibility for personal items left or stored in the rooms.
  7. The library does not provide mail, telephone, or message services to the research studies.
  8. Lights should be turned off after exiting the room.
  9. The following are prohibited in rooms:
    • Library materials that are not checked out to the room user.
    • Furniture taken from other locations in the library.
    • Taping, gluing, or attaching items to the walls.
    • Smoking or using tobacco products.
    • Coffee pots, hot pots, space heaters, and other equipment of this nature.
    • Beverages which are not in covered, spill-proof containers.

A pattern of violations of these guidelines may result in forfeiture of the study room. Rooms are periodically inspected and are subject to being checked at any time.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the Study Rooms, please contact the Library Administration Office between 8am-5pm, M-F at 336.285.4151 or send an email to

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Starting Sunday, Jan. 12th, 2020
Sunday 1pm+ (start 24hrs)
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