At the Fall River Library group study rooms which are available to students, faculty, and staff affiliated with Bristol Community College for group study and library research projects.
The group study rooms are usually available to groups of three or more in the library for use on a first-come, first-served basis. When not in use by groups, these rooms are available as study space.
It is also possible to reserve the rooms, and reservations are taken up to two weeks in advance. No individual may have more than 3 pending bookings at one time within the two week period. Reservations must be made at least one day in advance. Generally, same day reservation requests cannot be honored, but may be possible depending on room availability.
Group study rooms are not to be used for functions such as committee meetings, lectures, or seminars. They are not to be used in place of the classroom assigned by the Registrar.
While study rooms are designed for collaborative work, there is still a need to maintain a suitably quiet study environment for other Library patrons.
Library instruction sessions are available for every subject area. Open time slots are balanced with other librarian responsibilities and fill up quickly. If possible, plan to schedule library sessions prior to the start of the semester to ensure your preferred dates; otherwise, during the semester, we request one week's notice for scheduling instruction sessions. Faculty members are expected to be present for the duration of the library class.
A class can cover general library skills or be customized to meet the needs of a specific assignment, in which case a copy of the assignment should be provided at the time you book the class. Research has shown that students retain information and skills taught in library instruction sessions when they are presented in the context of an assignment and incorporate active learning (i.e. hands-on) strategies.