Small Group Study Returns!

April 4, 2021

The UW-Madison Libraries are taking a small step forward by introducing Small Group Study for anyone with a green Badger Badge and a valid Net ID. Beginning Monday, April 5th, the Libraries’ are offering a pilot service in College Library’s WisCEL classroom, providing study space that accommodates small groups of 2 or 3 people. In compliance with CDC and campus guidelines, students can now sign up and reserve select spaces to study with friends. 

The Small Group Study Space is available only in Room 3250 of College Library. Please note each individual in the group must make their own appointment and each person checks in for their individual appointment. As a result, groups do not need to arrive together. Students may form their small group at a table they choose in Room 3250. The tables themselves are not reserved. We ask students to sit only in spaces marked as available for use. Talking is allowed (and encouraged) in this space. It is not intended to be a quiet space.

In addition, requirements for study space appointments are still necessary to access the building. These include face coverings, a green Badger Badge, a Wiscard, and adhering to the no food/drink policy.

The Libraries thank Carrie Kruse, the director of College Library, Dave Luke, Technology Services Coordinator, and Kari Borgmeyer, College Library’s Facility Coordinator, for their efforts in making this possible. This pilot project will provide valuable insights as the Libraries gradually remove restrictions over the summer months. 

* Libraries staff reserve the right to deny individuals access to the building if study space appointment requirements are not met.