Zoom floor for students attending online classes to be piloted in Regenstein

The Library is piloting a new service to support students in need of a place to attend classes virtually. Starting on Friday, November 13, the 4th Floor Reading Room of Regenstein will have reservable seats that can be used to attend Zoom classes and meetings.

Students will need to bring their own computers and headphones, but the space will be zoned to allow for vocal class participation at a moderate volume instead of quiet study. Other Library rules and the UChicago Health Pact continue to apply: face masks must be worn at all times and students must remain socially distanced and in their seats. In person conversation and group work with others will not be permitted. Reservations are required for admittance to the building and must be placed at least 12 hours in advance.

We are piloting this service in order to gauge the feasibility and student need, and to assess whether this service works in an open space such as the 4th Floor Reading Room. Results from the pilot will inform future plans. The pilot will not increase overall capacity or patron density in the library.

Reservations can be made online. The initial hours for this service will be Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.