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Cadet Group Study Room Policies

This guide hosts the Cadet Group Study Room Policy & Lost and Found Policy for Preston Library at Virginia Military Institute.

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Cadet Group Study Room Policy

Preston Library Cadet Group Study Rooms are reservable only by current VMI Cadets. Go to and click on Reserve a study room, or simply scan the QR code at right. A email address is required to make a reservation.

Most Group Study Rooms are reservable in blocks of up to 3 hours at a time. A Cadet may reserve rooms for up to 3 hours per day and 9 hours per week. Rooms may be reserved up to 5 days in advance.

Multimedia Group Study Room 411 is reservable in 1-hour increments, for up to 3 hours per day per Cadet, for interview or presentation prep / drill. Group Study Rooms on the 6th floor (611, 612, 620) require no reservation on weekdays prior to 1600 hours.

Study rooms may not be used for commerce-related activities, regularly scheduled classes, seminars, etc.*

Library staff, including Cadet Assistants, may monitor group study rooms and direct occupants to comply with acceptable Library guidelines. Cadets and Rats shall abide by staff decisions in such matters.

Direct any questions, feedback, or suggestions to Ms. Beth Homicz, Head of Circulation, Preston Library Room 511C, (540) 464-7248 or Thanks and enjoy your group study room experience!

(*To schedule meeting space, contact Preston Library’s Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Vonda Timmes, at (540) 464-7228 or Any use of Cadet Group Study Rooms for interviews or other non-study purposes must be cleared in advance with Preston Library’s Director, Head of Circulation, or Administrative Assistant.)




Reserve your group study room in advance at

Observe and comply with posted rules, room occupancy limits, and staff directions.

Keep the room lights on at all times.

Clean up after yourselves, police your trash, wipe off dry-erase boards, and leave the room in excellent condition for the next group.

Take all belongings with you when you leave.

Respect others by keeping noise to Library-appropriate levels.

Ask at our Service Desk (5th floor) if you have questions or concerns.


Disrespect the peace or purpose of the Library.

Block or obstruct the room’s windows or door.

Move furniture (including dry-erase boards) into or out of group study rooms.

Leave personal belongings in the room outside of your reserved time. Unattended belongings may be removed to the Library’s Lost and Found bin at the Service Desk on the 5th floor.

Risk losing your privilege to reserve group study rooms in future by not following these simple guidelines!