Direct Booking Room Policies


The purpose of this policy is to delineate the guidelines for the reservation and use of Student Spaces at Columbia Law School.

Policy Statement

Student Spaces are designated for academic and collaborative learning activities. To facilitate fair access and optimal utilization, the following rules are established:

  • Reservation Duration: Rooms may be reserved for a maximum of two (2) hours, per day. For example, a single room may be reserved for a total of two hours, or two rooms may be reserved for an hour each.
  • Minimum Reservation Time: Each reservation must be for a minimum duration of thirty (30) minutes.
  • Transition Buffer: A fifteen (15) minute buffer period is allocated between consecutive reservations.
  • Advance Booking: Reservations can be made up to one week in advance.
  • Academic Use Only: Study rooms are designated for academic-related activities and should not be used to host events or social gatherings.
  • Personal Belongings: All personal items must be removed at the conclusion of the reservation period. This policy aims to keep study spaces ready and available for immediate use by others.
  • Administrative Adjustment: In rare instances, administrators of the reservation system reserve the right to modify bookings in order to accommodate unforeseen circumstances, or to optimize space utilization.


Adherence to these guidelines is essential for maintaining a productive and welcoming study environment for our community. 

Questions and Support

For further information or clarification regarding this policy, please contact Room Reservations at [email protected].

For technical support with the group study room reservation system, please contact the IT Helpdesk at [email protected].