The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Reserve a Group Study Room at SEL

Welcome to the SEL Group Study Room Reservation System

The UMass Science and Engineering Library, located in Room A273 of the LGRC Low-rise, has 8 Group Study Rooms with computers and whiteboards available for reservations.

Rooms may be used without a reservation; however, groups with a booking have priority, and individuals or groups of 2 may be asked to move for a group of 3 or more.

Click Here to Reserve a Room

Guidelines for Reserving a Room

During regular semesters, UMass Amherst students may make reservations for groups of 3 or more during peak hours.

Reservations begin/end on the hour and requests must be placed prior to the hour. Reservations may be made up to 2 weeks in advance.

Peak hours:

  • Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm  (requests accepted until 4 pm)
  • The Science and Engineering Library is not open on weekends at this time.

Reservations per individual are limited to a maximum of 2 hours per day; 4 hours total weekly (Mon-Fri)

The minimum reservation is for 1 hour.  The system only allows bookings to be made before the hour they take effect. Reservations begin and end on the hour (at 9 am, not at 9:15 am).

Groups larger than 3 may be more comfortable in Rooms G or H.

About SEL Group Study Room reservations

Who can reserve a group study room?

UMass students in groups of 3 or more working on academic/coursework may reserve a Group Study Room. A valid UMass Amherst email ending with must be used.

May an individual person use a group study room?

An individual may use an unreserved Group Study Room, but rooms cannot be reserved for individual use. Individuals using a room may be asked to leave by a group of 3 or more needing space. 

How far in advance can I make a reservation?

Reservations may be made up to two weeks in advance.

What if a group is late for their reservation?

Reservations may be canceled if the study group has not arrived within 15 minutes after the start of the reservation.

How do I reserve a room?

Click on a green block to make a reservation. Then, follow instructions. Be sure to confirm your reservations!

  • Green       - Available to reserve.
  • Blue          - SEL is closed or rooms are available without reservation.
  • Red           - Reserved.
  • Yellow      - Waiting for confirmation.

Confirmation of reservation, including a link to confirm the reservation, will be sent via email. Click on the link to confirm the reservation time. Failure to do so will result in the reservation being denied. The email will include instructions on how to cancel the reservation.


I don't need the reservation I made. What should I do?

The SEL Group Study Rooms are in high demand. If you no longer need a reservation, please cancel the booking using the link provided in the confirmation e-mail. 

I reserved a group study room but someone else is in there. What should I do?

If someone is occupying a room for which you have a confirmed reservation, politely inform them that you have a reservation. If there is a problem, please contact the SEL Service Desk for assistance.

Are SEL Group Study Rooms available for functions such as classes?

No. SEL Group Study Rooms available not available for functions such as classes, Registered Student Organizations (RSO) meetings, lectures or seminars

For questions please come to or call the SEL Service Desk at: 413-545-1370 or email