Study Rooms Policy

Study rooms are available free of charge to individuals and small non-profit groups regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of the individuals or groups requesting their use. Reservations are first come first served to any individual with a valid Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District card.

The Library has 3 study rooms. Maximum capacity for Room A is 3 people. Maximum capacity for Rooms B and C is 6 people each. Study Rooms can be reserved up to one week in advance. Registrants may reserve one study room per day for a maximum of two hours per day. If there are no other reservations, an additional hour is available subject to staff discretion. When all Study Rooms are reserved, individuals and small non-profit groups may reserve either the Winnetka Community Room or Lloyd Room, subject to availability, for up to two hours per day.

Registrants must check in at the Circulation/Reference desk before their reservation. Reservations will be held for fifteen minutes past the reservation time before the room is released to another user. Study Rooms and Meeting Rooms shall be vacated 15 minutes prior to Library closing.

Study rooms are not available for commercial use, including private tutoring sessions, non-Library sponsored seminars, workshops and lectures presented by members of private, for-profit law firms, financial advisors, real-estate agencies, health care providers, or others.


Individuals and organizations using study rooms shall indemnify and hold harmless the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District, its Board of Trustees and employees, from and against all losses, damages, claims, costs and expenses arising from injury or death of any person(s), or damage to property resulting from any act or omission of such users or their employees, agents, representatives, guests, invitees, or the general public to the extent that such losses, damages, claims, costs and expenses arise in connection with or relate to the organization or individual’s use of the facility.

Organizations or individuals using study rooms agree to pay for all damages and losses associated with their use in regards to the Library building, contents, and equipment.

The Library is not responsible for the equipment, materials or personal possessions of study room registrants.

Approved March 19, 2018