Book Study Rooms & Equipment

Information
Study Rooms
Chargers
Equipment
Booking

General Information

Staff and students working in study room.At the Beryl Ivey Library, we have what you need to get your work done. You can borrow a charger if your laptop or cell phone is low on battery. We have two study rooms that you can book for group work, equipped with projectors and whiteboards. We also have equipment you can book and borrow, such as laptops or adapters. Click on the tabs above to learn more!

Below is a list of the rooms and equipment available for the Brescia community:

Available to reserve ahead of time:

  • Study rooms (2)
  • Laptops (2)
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • HMDI Cable
  • PowerPoint remotes

Available on a first come, first serve basis:

  • Projector
  • Smartphone, laptop, and tablet chargers
  • Mac adapters
  • PC adapters
  • Extension cords
  • Headphones
  • Speakers
  • Microphones (wired and wireless)

Please note that only Brescia students may book study rooms. Brescia students, staff, and faculty may book audio/visual equipment, which may only be used at Brescia. All booking is done through the Brescia Booking website.

Study Rooms

We have two study rooms available for Brescia students. Study rooms and equipment may be booked at any time within the current semester for a maximum of three hours per group, per day. Only Brescia students are able to book study rooms at the Beryl Ivey Library. Users are encouraged to sign up in advance to ensure room availability. Study rooms are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that only two or more students completing group work may book the study rooms.

To book a study room, use the Brescia Booking system. When you arrive at the library to use a study room, please come to the library service desk to check out the study room key.

User Responsibilities

Users are responsible for the study room, study room equipment, and furniture while using the study room. Please note that computers are not available in study rooms: users are expected to provide their own laptop or reserve a library laptop for use in the study rooms. Study rooms are equipped with wireless internet access, a digital projector, DVD/VHS players, and a whiteboard.

The safety and security of all AV equipment borrowed is the responsibility of the borrower once the equipment has been checked out from the service desk.

Any damage to, or theft of, AV equipment while it is checked out, as well as resulting fees, are the responsibility of the borrower. It is the responsibility of the borrower to ensure that all borrowed AV equipment is returned intact and in order and is demonstrated as such to the supervising instructor and/or a library staff member. It is the responsibility of the borrower to inspect the equipment for damage and to report found damage prior to checking out.

Check Out

Users who have reserved a study room are welcome to begin using the room as soon as their booking time becomes available. Users must check out the study room key from the library staff at the service desk. Access to study rooms is open to all Brescia students and it is the borrower’s responsibility to inform current users that the room has a booking. Students who have booked a study room have priority over those currently occupying the space.

Please note that study room reservations will be forfeited if the person who booked the room has not checked the key out within 10 minutes of the reserved time-slot.

Check-In

Users who have checked the key out from the library service desk are responsible for locking the study room door and returning the key to the service desk. Failure to return a key on time will result in a fine, assessed per hour. Failure to return a key will result in a fine and key replacement cost.

Please report any problems to the library staff at the service desk.

Chargers

Thanks to your Brescia University College Student Council, the library now has laptop, smart phone, tablet, and e-reader chargers that you can borrow!

Each item can be borrowed for 3 hours at a time. Items are borrowed on a first come, first served basis.

Please come to the library service desk and ask for the one you need!

Laptop Chargers

  • 13″ MacBook Pro 60W MagSafe Power Adapter (2 available)
  • 15″ MacBook Pro 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (3 available)
  • Universal PC Laptop Power Adapter (3 available)
    • Works for HP, Compaq, Dell, Acer, Toshiba, Samsung, Lenovo, IBM, Sony, Gateway, and Asus computers

Smart Phone Chargers

  • iPhone 6 Charger (3 available)
    • Also works for iPhone 5/5s, iPad 4th gen, iPad mini, iPod nano 7th gen, iPod touch 5th gen, and other Apple devices with lightning USB port
  • iPhone 4S/4/3GS Wall Charger (1 available)
    • Also works for iPad 1st – 3rd gen, iPod touch 4th gen, iPod nano 6th gen
  • USB Type-C Charger (1 available)
    • Works for Samsung Galaxy 8, Samsung Galaxy Note8, 15″ MacBook Pro & iPhone 7
  • Micro USB Wall Charger (3 available)
    • Works for Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Nokia, LG, Blackberry, and other smartphones with a micro USB charging port.

Tablet/E-Reader chargers

  • Micro USB wall charger
    • Works for Google Nexus, Blackberry Playbook, Amazon Kindle/Kindle Fire, HP Touchpad and other devices with a micro USB charging port

Electronic Equipment

We have a number of items available for borrowing by Brescia students, faculty, and staff. All equipment must remain on the Brescia campus. Equipment is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Users are encouraged to reserve equipment in advance to ensure availability. To allow all users equal access to equipment, reserving AV equipment for more than a 3 hour period is not encouraged, although exceptions can be made. Please contact library circulation staff to use equipment for longer than three hours.

Equipment can be booked through the Brescia Booking System. Please see the “Booking” tab for detailed instructions on how to use Brescia Booking.

Equipment available includes:

  • Laptops (2)
  • Projector
  • Mac adapters
  • Extension cords
  • Bluetooth headphones (4)
  • Headphones (4)
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • PowerPoint remotes
  • Wireless internet card
  • Microphones (wired and wireless)

User Responsibilities

The safety and security of all AV equipment borrowed is the responsibility of the borrower once the equipment has been checked out and/or removed from the library.

Any damage to, or theft of, AV equipment while it is checked out and/or removed from the library, as well as resulting fees, are the responsibility of the borrower. It is the responsibility of the borrower to ensure that all borrowed AV equipment is returned intact and in order and is demonstrated as such to the supervising instructor and/or a library staff member. It is the responsibility of the borrower to inspect the equipment for damage and to report found damage prior to checking out and/or removing the equipment from the library.

Check Out

Users who have reserved AV equipment must check out the AV equipment at the library circulation desk. AV equipment can be checked out for 3 hours. Students must present their valid Western student ID card to check-out AV equipment from the library. Faculty must present a valid Western or Brescia University College faculty ID card to check-out AV equipment from the library.

Equipment that is not available due to borrower negligence is not the responsibility of the library.

Check-In

Users who have checked out AV equipment are responsible for returning the equipment intact and in order by the borrowing deadline. Users who fail to meet the deadline disrupt subsequent borrowing times-for this reason, borrowers who return equipment late more than 2 times will lose AV equipment borrowing privileges. A fine of $2.00 per hour, per item, is charged for any overdue materials. It is the responsibility of the borrower to demonstrate to the supervising instructor or a library staff member that all equipment is present and in order. Missing or damaged equipment that is found after check-in will be attributed to the most recent borrower.

User Problems

It is the responsibility of the borrower to book a practice time to learn how to use the AV equipment in advance of the borrowing time. Library staff will not always be available to provide AV assistance but will offer technical guidance when possible.

Brescia Booking Instructions

Step 1: Log On

Step 2: Place a Booking

  • Select the date you wish to schedule a booking under “Go to Date”
  • Select the time of day you wish to book a study room or AV/Tech item
  • Select the end time (up to 3 hours) from the drop-down menu
  • Submit Times and sign-in using your Western username and password

Step 3: Checkout

  • Once you have read through the Terms & Conditions, select continue from the bottom of the page
  • If the dates and times you’ve selected are correct, enter a Booking Name (ie. a first name, study group name) and select Submit My Booking.
  • You will receive a confirmation email shortly after to your Western email address.

Cancel a Booking

  • To cancel a booking, click on the cancellation link provided in the confirmation email, which will lead you to all of your confirmed bookings and allow you to cancel those you no longer need.

View Confirmed Bookings

  • To view a confirmed booking, click on “View Confirmed Bookings” on the Space Availability page, which will lead you to all confirmed bookings and allow you to search by entering your booking name(s) to find any dates you’ve booked a study room or tech/AV items. Please note that if you choose not to include a booking name, you will not be able to search for your individual bookings.