Room Policies

Curtis Laws Wilson Library has several study rooms available for individual or group use.  3rd floor rooms 303-310 and 318-328 are available for individuals or groups on a first-come, first-served basis.

Room use priority is given for library-related activities, Missouri S&T students, and other organizations affiliated with Missouri S&T.  Missouri S&T alumni or groups outside of the Missouri S&T community may be allowed to utilize these rooms if they are free, but they may be required to move or give up their room if it is needed for a Missouri S&T-related group or organization.

Room requests will be considered on a first come, first served basis.  Reservations for rooms by Missouri S&T-affiliated groups may be made by phone (573-341-4008), via email, in person, or through our room reservation system. Contact the Service Desk to reschedule or cancel reservations.

Rooms are available during library hours, but reservations must end by 30 minutes prior to library closing.  Larger groups have preference in rooms 202 and 203, as these room hold up to 20 people. Groups of less than 10 should try to schedule rooms 302 and 311 if available.  A group may be reassigned to a room other than the one requested if library management determines such a move will maximize use of the rooms, and the size of the group and the activity is suitable for the space.

The Curtis Laws Wilson Library reserves the right to cancel prior room reservations without notice in the event of an emergency, such as snow closings or power outages.

Each group using a room is responsible for setting up the room and returning it to its original condition when leaving. The library is unable to provide storage for groups using the meeting rooms; any personal items left behind will be put in the "Lost & Found" at the Library Service Desk or turned over to Campus Security, depending on the value of the item. Stains or damage to furniture, walls or carpeting must be reported immediately to the Library Service Desk.

Anyone found repeatedly violating these policies will be asked to vacate the room.

 Conference and Study Rooms Reservation Policies

  • All reserved rooms will be held for 15 minutes after the start of a reservation time.  If the key has not been picked up by 15 minutes after the start time, the reservation may be canceled if the room is needed by another group.
  • The room keys may be checked out to the person who made the reservation or to another member of the group with an S&T ID.  Whoever checks out the key is responsible for locking the room upon the group’s exit and returning the key to the Service Desk. Failure to return the key may result in the accrual of re-keying charges.
  • Conference and Study rooms may be reserved for up to a 3 hour time period. Regularly scheduled reservations for meeting rooms will be accepted at least 4 months in advance.
  • A group may extend their reservation if no other group has reserved the room after them.  This extension cannot be granted until 10 minutes prior to the end of their scheduled reservation.  Groups should not attempt to book rooms for back-to-back times to be fair to other groups who wish to use the rooms.

Conference and Study Rooms Use Policies

  • Keep noise levels to a minimum.  Study rooms are not soundproof, so all conversations, music, or movies should be kept low so as not to disturb other patrons.
  • Do not cover the windows.  For safety reasons, library staff need to have a clear view inside the room at all times.
  • First-come/first-served rooms should remain unlocked at all times.
  • Curtis Laws Wilson Library is not responsible for unattended items.  Items left for longer than 15 minutes may be cleared from the room so it is available for use by others. These items may be claimed at the Service Desk upon proper identification. Items left unclaimed when the library closes will be placed in the “Library Lost and Found”, unless it is an item of high value, those items will be sent to Campus Security the next day.