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Pius Library Study Space and Lockers

COVID-19 Response: Please note that for the Fall 2020 semester, masks must be worn at all times in Pius Library except when you are alone in a study room with the door closed.

Reservable Rooms and Spaces

Pius Library has thirty-four study rooms/spaces that can be reserved using the online room reservation system, D!BS. If you have trouble using the online room reservation system, please call Pius Library Patron Services desk at 314-977-3087 or stop by the library for help.

Most rooms/spaces are equipped with tables, chairs, whiteboards and/or chalk boards. Packets with dry erase markers and erasers are available in all spaces. If refills are needed, please ask at the Patron Services desk.

Occupancy levels must be observed for all spaces and rooms. Please do not move or remove any furniture. 

1st floor/ATC rooms/spaces (11)
101 B - Conference Studio (Maximum capacity = 6)
101 E - Study Room (Maximum capacity = 2)
101 I - Collaboration Studio (Maximum capacity = 2)
101 J - Collaboration Studio (Maximum capacity = 2)
101C - Editing pod (Maximum capacity = 1)
101D - Editing pod (Maximum capacity = 1)
Idea Lab F (Maximum capacity = 2)
Idea Lab G (Maximum capacity = 2)
Idea Lab H (Maximum capacity = 2)
Mediascape A (Maximum capacity = 3)
Mediascape B (Maximum capacity = 3)

3rd Floor cubicles with white board (6)
Maximum capacity = 1
300A
300B
300C
300D
300E
300F

3rd Floor Single occupancy study rooms (4)
Maximum capacity = 1
301
302
303
304

4th Floor Single occupancy study rooms (5)
Maximum capacity = 1
408
409
410
411
412

5th Floor Single occupancy study rooms (8)
Maximum capacity = 1
505
506
507
508
509
512
513
514

Reservation Policies

  • To make a reservation, you must be a current SLU student, faculty or staff member.
  • Pius Library reservable rooms are unmediated and unlocked. Anyone can use the study rooms but priority is given to the group who has “D!BS.”
  • The person who made the reservation must be present to show D!BS confirmation to patrons who might already be occupying the space.
  • Groups who are using a room/space but do not have D!BS must vacate the room when a group with D!BS on the room arrives and shows their confirmation text or email.
  • In the event a person with D!BS does not have a way to show their confirmation, a Pius staff member will check the reservation system for their D!BS and issue a print out for confirmation.
  • Each patron can make one reservation for up to 3 hours per day. Reservations can be made 7 days in advance.
  • Rooms must be ready to use when vacated by the assignee. Please take personal items with you. Furniture and whiteboards must stay in the room. Furniture may not be removed or added to the study room.
  • Please do not leave any personal material unattended. Remember the doors are not locked. The library is not responsible for any thefts.

In addition to the above, the person who made the reservation is responsible for:

  • Please keep room tidy and remove trash. If the trash can is full in the study room, please use other trash cans on the floor.
  • Please be aware that loud conversation can be heard outside of the study room. Please be considerate.
  • If you know you will not be using a reserved room, please make sure to cancel your reservation using the link in your confirmation email.
  • Please arrive within 10 minutes of your reserved start time. Otherwise, your entire reservation will be forfeited.

Non-reservable Study Rooms

Pius Library has four study rooms (402, 406, 501, 502) that are formal classrooms scheduled by the Registrar that may not be reserved. The rooms may be used on a first come, first served basis, if available. Please be advised, you may be asked to vacate the room for a scheduled event. Scheduled events, that can change daily, can be viewed on the online calendar 25Live. From the 25Live homepage, click on the blue "Locations" tab and type "Pius" in the search box.

Lockers

Lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis for SLU students, faculty, and staff. There are single-day-use only lockers available on the first floor. Long-term rentals are available for 8 large lockers on the third floor wing (please inquire at the Patron Services desk across from the cafe).

Rental Terms and Fees

Rentals are made on a semester basis with combination lock due dates as follow: Fall Semester (December 30) Spring Semester (May 30) and Summer Session (August 15). There is no automatic renewal however; lockers may be renewed in person (one academic year at a time) as long as the renter is a valid SLU student, faculty, or staff.

  • Fall only large locker: $30.00
  • Spring only large locker: $30.00
  • Summer only large: $10.00
  • Academic year (Fall/Spring) large locker: $50.00
  • Failure to clean out locker after expiration: $10.00

Regulations

  • The rental fee is non-refundable
  • Library owned combination locks will be barcoded and checked out on your library account
  • Circulating library owned materials can be stored in a locker but MUST be checked out, with a valid date due stamped in the back inside cover. Non-circulating and Reference items as well as items not checked out may not be stored in the lockers and will be removed from lockers by library staff upon periodic inspection.
  • In addition to the statement above, the following materials may not be stored in lockers:
    • Food or beverages or open drink containers
    • Hazardous materials
    • Drugs and other contraband
  • The Library is not responsible for loss, theft or damage to items in lockers
  • You may not change lockers unless there is something physically wrong with the locker you have been assigned
  • Lockers will be checked periodically by library staff
  • Material left in your locker after the rental expiration will incur a clear-out fine of $10.00 and the library will dispose of any personal material stored in the locker after the expiration date
  • All renters must read and sign the locker policies prior to being issued a locker/combination lock

Locker Search Policy

  • Saint Louis University and Pius XII Memorial Library reserve the right to conduct a locker search for the reasons set forth in the “Regulations” section above, or when it has been determined, at the discretion of appropriate Pius Library officials, that sufficient cause exists. The Dean of Libraries, Chair of Research and Instruction, and the Patron Services Coordinator will make this determination. After proper authority has been granted, the search will be conducted in the following manner:
    • Two Pius Library staff members will conduct the search.
    • In most cases, the persons conducting the search will obtain the locker combination from the signed student agreement in circulation services.
    • Students will be informed by email of the purpose of the search. Students are not required to be present, unless requested by staff. If so requested, students must remain with the library staff members near the locker or under supervision of staff. Searches may be conducted in the students’ absence.
    • All areas and spaces of the locker and all objects and containers within the locker may be searched. Illegal or unauthorized items will be confiscated and locker owners will be provided with a list of these items taken. Items violating local, state or federal laws may be turned over to law enforcement authorities.
    • Department of Public Safety and Emergency Services or police officers with proper authority may initiate a search within normal legal guidelines. These procedures may supersede the above guidelines. The information gathered during this process may be processed through the conduct board.

For questions about Pius Library Circulation services and policies, e-mail Patron Services at piuscirc@slu.edu, call (314) 977-3087 and ask to speak to a full-time staff member, or visit the Patron Services Desk and ask to speak with a full-time staff member.