Group Study Room Reservations: Frequently Asked Questions

How do I reserve a room?

Rooms can be reserved by visiting the room reservation system at libcal.binghamton.edu/booking/bartle and following these steps:

  1. Use the drop-down menu in the upper-left corner to select Bartle, Science, or UDC Library study rooms.
  2. Use the calendar to select the desired date for your reservation.
  3. Click on any of the bright green time slots to reserve them. Selected time slots will turn orange, and booking details will appear. To deselect a time slot, click on its trashcan icon under booking details.
  4. Click “Submit Time slots.”
  5. Log in with your PODS username and password. (If you’ve already logged in within the browser, you’ll automatically skip this step).
  6. Complete and submit the form. You’ll receive a confirmation email containing a link that can be used to cancel the reservation if necessary.

Can I see the room before I book it?

Descriptions and pictures of the group study rooms can be found by hovering over the information icon next to the room number within the reservation system.

How many hours can I book a room for?

Reservations may be made in 2-hour increments. No more than 2, 2-hour reservations may be made for one day.

How many reservations am I allowed to make in a week?

You may make 3 reservations in one week.

How many people constitute a group?

A group must comprise more than 2 people and not exceed the maximum occupancy of the room. The maximum occupancy can be determined by reading the description of each room. These descriptions can be found by hovering over the information icon next to the room number within the reservation system.

Who can reserve a room?

Group study rooms can be reserved by BU students, faculty and staff with priority for collaborative study and research, not for general activities, parties, or business meetings.

What if my group doesn't have a reservation?

Any time a room is not reserved, it is available on a first come, first served basis. However, if another patron displays confirmation of a reservation at any time, you may be asked to leave the group study room.

Where are they located?

Reservable group study rooms are located in the Bartle, Science, and UDC Libraries. Specific room locations are included in the room descriptions which can be found by hovering over the information icon next to the room number within the reservation system.

What if there is someone in the room at the time of my reservation?

Simply display your confirmation email (either printed or on a mobile device) to the party occupying the room to indicate that you have a reservation. If you have any difficulty, please see a staff member at the Reader Services Desk for assistance, or call

  • 607-777-2194 for Bartle Library Reader Services,
  • 607-777-2166 for Science Library Reader Services, or
  • 607-777-9225 for UDC Library Reader Services.

If the room is reserved online but not occupied, can i reserve the room for my group?

If no one is occupying the room after the first 15 minutes of the online reservation, the reservation is forfeited and the room will be open on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to book a room that is currently reserved online but unoccupied, please visit the Reader Services Desk for assistance, or call

  • 607-777-2194 for Bartle Library Reader Services,
  • 607-777-2166 for Science Library Reader Services, or
  • 607-777-9225 for UDC Library Reader Services.

Can I use my mobile phone to reserve a room?

YES! Reserving a room from a mobile device works exactly the same way as reserving a room from a computer. In the browser on your mobile device visit the room reservation system at libcal.binghamton.edu/booking/bartle and follow these steps:

  1. Use the drop-down menu in the upper-left corner to select Bartle, Science, or UDC Library study rooms.
  2. Use the calendar to select the desired date for your reservation.
  3. Click on any of the bright green time slots to reserve them. Selected time slots will turn orange, and booking details will appear. To deselect a time slot, click on its trashcan icon under booking details.
  4. Click “Submit Time slots.”
  5. Log in with your PODS username and password. (If you’ve already logged in within the browser, you’ll automatically skip this step).
  6. Complete and submit the form. You’ll receive a confirmation email containing a link that can be used to cancel the reservation if necessary.

How do I change or delete my reservation?

To change your reservation, you can delete your existing reservation then make a new reservation. To delete your reservation, use the cancellation link in the confirmation email. If you cannot find your confirmation email, or if you would like assistance with changing your reservation, contact Reader Services at libnotic@binghamton.edu or 607-777-2194.

Last Updated: 1/17/17