Campus Planning & Space Management

Space Guidelines for Study Facilities

The following policies and guidelines should govern all study facilities in the University:

STUDY FACILITIES (400's)

This standard applies to those rooms assigned to the Central Library only and have a Program Code 41: Library Services. It includes room use codes: “410” Study rooms, “420” Stack rooms, “430” Open–Stack Study rooms, “440” Processing rooms and “455” Study Services rooms.

CALCULATION OF STUDY FACILITIES:

  • Study Space = “410”[Study Rooms] + 50% of “430” [Open Stack Room] space
    • Study Space ASF = [FTE Factor] X 25 ASF
    • Where: FTE Factor = [20% of FTE Students] +[8% of FTE Faculty]
  • Stack Space = “420” [Stack Space] + 50% of “430” [Open Stack Study Room] space
    • Stack Space ASF =.08 ASF X [# of Volumes by category] / [Adjustment Factor]
# of Volumes = Category [Adjustment Factor] *
  Books
1
  Microforms
80
  AV Material
5
  CartoMaterials
8
  Govt Materials
8
  Graphic Materials
8
  Mach Read
8
  Other Materials
8
  Serial Sub.
8
  • Service Space includes “440” [Processing Room] + “455” [Study Service Space]
    • Service Space ASF = 15% X ([Study Space ASF] + [Stack Space ASF ])


Last Updated: Feb 25, 2014
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