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8:00 am — 5:00 pm

Doors are locked 15 minutes before closing.

Reserving Study Rooms Online

Find Olson Library's Space Reservation system on any device by visiting, or navigating from the main page. Select the Study Rooms icon or click on the “Services” tab, then select “Study Rooms.”

Screen shot of library website with Services menu visible

Sign in using your NMU email address and password. 

Once you sign in, the page of available rooms will appear.


At the top of the page, the date, start time of the reservation, group size, and features can be chosen. The duration of your reservation can be a minimum of 15 minutes to a maximum of 2 hours. After choosing these options, the screen will automatically load all of the available rooms that meet your needs. 

The rooms will either be marked with a red “Unavailable” sticker or a green “Available” sticker. The rooms with the “Available” sticker are open for the requested reservation time. 

You can choose any of the “Available” rooms by clicking the “Reserve” button at the bottom of the room description. After clicking “Reserve” a pop-up will appear in the bottom right corner of your screen saying “reservation successful.” A “Confirmed” sticker will appear and your reservation information will be listed.


To see all current reservations, select “My Reservations” at the top of the screen. 


Each person is limited to a 2-hour daily limit for room reservations. Events and meetings are exceptions to the 2-hour limit.  

A key is not needed to enter the room as the door is already unlocked. 

The rooms are often in high demand. Your reservation is guaranteed for the first 15 minutes of the reserved time. If you are unable to come in for your reserved time, please notify library staff, so the room can be made available for someone else. For the same reason, if you complete your work and leave a room prior to your reservation end time, please notify library staff so we can make the room available for someone else. 

When you're done, monitors should be turned off, garbage disposed of, recycling placed in the bins, and personal items removed. If there is any issue with the study room or the equipment inside, please let staff know.

Be considerate of your neighbors, but also understand that the rooms are not soundproof. If you need a quiet place to study, and your study room is not providing a quiet enough environment, we recommend the study carrels in the furthest corners of the third floor. Library staff will be happy to help you find an appropriate space that meets your needs.

As a student group officer, a tutor, a teaching assistant, or departmental office, you may request a reservation that repeats in frequency. Search the Space Reservation System with your first meeting date, time, size of group, and necessary room features. Once you have located a room that fits your needs, select the “...” button. 


Select the appropriate recurrence type: daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly.

Library staff will review your recurring reservation request within 24 hours. You will receive communication via email about its status. 

To sync reservations to your Google calendar, select “Google Calendar Integration.” This allows any future reservations to automatically be placed on your Google calendar.



To add group members to your reservation, select the "..." instead of the “Reserve” button.


To find group members, you may search for a person’s username, first or last name. Adding someone to your reservation will allow them to see the reservation details in “My Reservations” such as the room number. If your group member has used the “Google Calendar Integration,” the reservation will automatically appear on their Google calendar. 


You will only be able to add group members who have already logged in to the Space Reservation System previously.

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