Study Room Use

Available Facilities


The Boca Raton Public Library (BRPL) has quiet individual and group study areas available for patron use. These study areas are designed to meet needs of patrons to study quietly or work together in small groups for limited periods of time.
  • Downtown Library
    • 6 small study rooms: Accommodates one or two individuals.
    • 4 large study rooms: Available to low conversation groups of two to six individuals. At least two group members must be present to obtain a key.
  • Spanish River Library
    • 2 large study rooms: Available to groups of two to four individuals. At least two group members must be present in order to obtain a key.
    • 8 individual study cubicles in a quiet study room. No key required.
    • Mezzanine: Quiet or low conversation at work tables open to individuals or groups in a large open-space room. No key required.

Study Room Sign Up


Study rooms are available on a first come, first served basis to active BRPL cardholders whose accounts are in good standing. A patron's BRPL card (or photo ID verified against the patron's account) must be presented at the Check-Out Desk in order to obtain a study room key.

Use of Study Rooms at Downtown Library and Spanish River Library


The Library's Rules of Conduct apply to study room use and must be observed at all times. The following additional rules must be followed when using a study room:
  • At least one person must stay in the room at all times. A vacant room may be reassigned to other users.
  • If two people are assigned to a large study room and one of the party leaves, Library staff may ask the remaining occupant to move to a different study room.
  • Patrons under the age of 9 cannot occupy a study room without a second person at least 12 years of age in the room with them at all times.
  • The person whose Library Card/Photo ID is exchanged for a room key will be held responsible for all conduct violations in the room.
  • Study rooms are intended for traditional study, tutoring, or informal group meetings and are not to be used for commercial purposes. The use of study rooms as a place to conduct business or as a place to hold office hours is prohibited.
  • When a group vacates a study room, the person signing for the room must return the room key to the Check-Out Desk in exchange for the return of his or her Library Card/Photo ID.
  • Furniture may not be removed from or brought into a study room.
  • The room must be left in the same condition that it was found in.
Violation of the above rules may result in the loss of study room privileges for the remainder of the day.

Study Room Time Limit

Study rooms may be checked out for up to two hours and may be renewed one time (see Renewals). If a study room is vacated before the two-hour block is up, the remainder of the two hours is forfeited. Study room keys must be returned 10 minutes before closing.

Study Room Renewals


Provided there is no one waiting on the wait list, renewals may be accepted 15 minutes prior to the expiration time of the room. A party's 2nd use (renewal) may take place later in the day and need not be continuous with the first use.

Study Room Wait List


The wait list is for those who have not already checked out a study room that day. Parties wishing to renew a room or use it a 2nd time in one day will be accommodated, if rooms are available and there is no one waiting on the wait list. To be placed on the wait list, inquire at the Account Services Desk.

To remain on the wait list, the party must remain in the building. A reasonable attempt will be made (in person or by phone) to notify a party when a room is available. If staff cannot locate/contact the party after 5 minutes, the room will go to the next party on the wait list.

Use of Other Study Spaces


Study Cubicles: The Spanish River Library provides a room containing eight individual study cubicles. In addition to the following rules, the Library's Rules of Conduct must be observed at all times. This room must be cleared of patrons 5 minutes before closing.
  • Spaces are available on a "first come, first served" basis. No key is required.
  • No time limits apply other than the Library's operating hours.
  • Cell phone conversations are to be taken to the adjacent CafĂ©, lobby area or outside the building.
  • Any audible devices should be used only with headphones/ear buds and at a reasonable volume.
  • Anyone making loud or distracting noises may be asked by staff to leave the room.
Mezzanine: The Spanish River Library 2nd floor provides open, low-conversation individual and group study tables in a large open-space room, when program and event scheduling permits. In addition to the following rules, the Library's Rules of Conduct must be observed at all times. This room must be cleared of patrons 5 minutes before closing.
  • Spaces are available on a "first come, first served" basis. No key is required.
  • No time limits apply other than the Library's operating hours.
  • If the mezzanine space has been scheduled for a program or an event, patrons may be asked to relocate.
  • Cell phone conversations are to be taken to the adjacent gallery or outside on the patio.
  • Any audible devices should be used only with headphones/ear buds and at a reasonable volume.
  • Quiet, low conversation is permitted, but anyone making loud or distracting noises may be asked by staff to leave the room.

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU LEAVE A ROOM OR STUDY AREA, PLEASE TAKE YOUR VALUABLES WITH YOU, AS THE LIBRARY DOES NOT GUARANTEE THEIR SECURITY.