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Question #84055 posted on 10/04/2015 8:44 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Is it unethical of me (a person who wants to study by myself) to reserve a group study room in the HBLL? I mostly want to reserve a room so that I can do my math homework on the whiteboards (because it's easier to work out mistakes and because I feel like that guy from Numbers).



Dear So Much Quiche,

I don't think it's too much of a problem, especially at this time of the semester. As I understand, the group study rooms aren't in as much demand in the middle of the semester, but they will be more towards finals. Just make sure that you're respectful of other people's time by not staying longer when someone has a reservation after you.

Alternatively, you could seek other whiteboards on campus (I totally get your reasons for wanting to do so; it helps with Physics problems, too). The math lab has some. I also know of some open ones in the ESC, but their location is rather secretive and I'll leave it up to you to do your own exploring.

-Frère Rubik


Dear Super Magical Quest,

I think you can also take into account the availability of study rooms when you want to reserve one. If there are plenty of other study rooms available when you're reserving yours, I don't think you need to feel bad at all. 

I would also suggest looking at the new study desks the library is trying out, which include a whiteboard. They're in a different location in the library each week, but the library posts their location on a sign near the "No-Shh" zone. 

Good luck!

- Haleakalā


Dear Stab My Quail,

There are many whiteboards on the walls of open study areas of the third and fourth floors of the Life Science Building.


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