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Criteria for Assignment of Research Rooms

Eligibility for research rooms is based on one or more of the following criteria. The Circulation Department will review and score all applications (awarding up to five points on each of the criteria). These scores will be used to assign rooms when there are more eligible applicants than rooms.

  • Applicant is engaged in a research or writing project that requires uninterrupted study for more than a few days.
  • Applicant needs extended access to a large number of library circulating and/or reference materials.
  • Applicant is engaged in USD committee work that requires uninterrupted study and storage of large amounts of textual materials. 

Note: Applicants who do not have private office space elsewhere on campus receive priority. 

Research Room assignments last a maximum of one semester. You must (re)-apply each semester.

Describe why you need a dedicated room in the Libraries; address the criteria listed above in specific detail.