Library Spaces

Individual seats in the Knowledge Center are available to CUIMC students, faculty, and staff by reservation for individual study. Please continue to Individual Study Spaces for details. Additional bookable study space is available on lower level 1 of Hammer Health Sciences Center. CUIMC students can also reserve and use Butler Library on the Morningside campus.

Reserve a Study Space

Other study areas as well as meeting spaces of the Health Sciences Library remain unavailable due to space closure as a result of COVID-19. Please check back for updates.

More information:

Individual study spaces

What is individual study space and how does it work?

The Knowledge Center now provides individual seats for CUIMC students, faculty, and staff by reservation. Under the current guidelines, we are able to offer 66 seats, configured to follow social distancing rules. See what’s available on the seating map.

Seats are available 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday. Users can book up to three hours of study time each day with a minimum of 30 minutes per session. To enter the Hammer Health Sciences Center, make sure to bring your CUIMC/CU ID and complete the daily COVID-19 symptom self-check.

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Seating map

  • Banquette/booth: 7 seats
  • Conference Room 101: 8 seats
  • MacOS computer workstation: 3 seats
  • Orange Room 1-102: 1 seat
  • Round table: 15 seats
  • Square chair: 6 seats
    • 4 seats near Conference room 101
    • 2 seats near Orange room 1-102
  • Tall table: 12 seats
  • Teamwork hub: 4 seats
  • Windows computer workstation: 10 seats

How do I make a reservation?

Reserve a Study Space

  1. Find the seat you want from the list. Click the “Info” button before any seat name for a brief description.
  2. There are two ways to choose a time slot:
    • Click on the beginning of the time slot you wish to reserve. The system defaults to an hour.
    • Click on a time slot then hold down and drag the mouse forward or backward to adjust the length of your session.
  3. Once you make a selection, LibCal will display it underneath the calendar.
  4. If you would like to modify the length, use the drop-down menu underneath the calendar to do so. Each booking starts from 30 minutes to up to three hours in 15-minute increments.
  5. If you would like to change your choice of seat or time, delete the current selection using the trash can icon next to it. Repeat steps 2 and 3.
  6. Click the "Submit Times" button to submit your reservation. You will need to authenticate with your UNI.
  7. On the Booking Details page, click “Continue” after verifying your selection and reading the Terms and Conditions. You may also remove your selection and return to the calendar.
  8. Click "Submit my Booking" to complete the reservation.
  9. You will receive a confirmation email with your booking details, check-in/check-out code, and cancellation link.

Guidelines for use

Study space in the Knowledge Center is for CUIMC students, faculty, and staff only. As a courtesy to others, please cancel your reservation in advance if you cannot come during your scheduled time since space is limited. Repeated no-show reservations may result in suspension of privileges to reserve study space.

Please observe the following when using the space:

  • Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth at all times
  • Keep at least six feet apart whenever possible
  • Arrive on time for your reservation
  • Check in when you arrive at your seat
  • Sit only at your reserved seat
  • Check out at the end of your reservation
  • Leave furniture in its assigned place
  • Wipe down surfaces before you leave
  • Do not eat or drink in the study space
  • Follow the commitments of the Columbia Community Health Compact

Entrance to the Hammer Health Sciences Center and the Knowledge Center space is conditioned upon completion of the University’s return to campus protocols.

COVID-19 and meeting spaces

Meeting spaces of the Health Sciences Library are currently unavailable due to space closure as a result of COVID-19. Please check back for updates.