Study Rooms & Discussion Rooms

A Place to Study or Collaborate

The Green Hills Public Library District provides study and discussion rooms to serve the needs of the Library and the Palos Hills/Hickory Hills communities to provide places for study and collaboration by small groups of people. Any activity which would materially and substantially interfere with the proper functions of the Library such as excessive noise, a significant safety hazard or security risk, is prohibited. The Board of Trustees may modify, amend or supplement this policy, as it deems necessary.

Study Rooms

  1. Study rooms are to be used by one person for quiet study. There is no guarantee of a silent atmosphere due to the proximity to public spaces and discussion rooms.
  2. Users must be high school age or older.
  3. A valid ID or valid GHPLD Library card will be retained by staff while the study room is in use.
  4. Reservations may be made up to one week in advance by GHPLD cardholders only; otherwise use is on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations will be held for 10 minutes after the reservation is scheduled to begin. Nonresidents may use the room on a walk-in basis.
  5. Study rooms may be used for up to two hours. The length of times may be extended if no other patrons are waiting.
  6. All individuals must leave the study room 15 minutes prior to the Library closing.
  7. Study rooms may not be used to distribute or sell goods or services of any kind.
  8. All individuals are responsible for the condition of the rooms they occupy and should return furniture to the original arrangement.

Discussion Rooms

  1. Discussion rooms are for use by small groups (2 to 6 users) for quiet study and/or to work on team projects. Discussion room B can accommodate up to five users; four seated participants and one presenter. Discussion room C can accommodate up to six users; five seated participants and one presenter.  Users of each room are asked to be respectful of other patrons in adjacent rooms.
  2. All users must be high school age or older, unless accompanied by an adult.
  3. A valid ID or valid GHPLD Library card will be retained by staff while the discussion room is in use.
  4. Reservations may be made up to one week in advance by GHPLD cardholders only; otherwise use is on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations will be held for 10 minutes after the reservation is scheduled to begin. Nonresidents may use the room on a walk-in basis.
  5. Discussion rooms may be used for up to two hours. The length of time may be extended if no other patrons are waiting.
  6. All individuals must leave the discussion room 15 minutes prior to the Library closing.
  7. Discussion rooms may not be used to distribute or sell goods or services of any kind. However, discussion rooms may be used by paid tutors and their students.
  8. All individuals are responsible for the condition of the rooms they occupy and should return furniture to the original arrangement.

Questions? Let us know!

If you have any questions or would like to reserve a room, call the Information Desk at (708) 598-8446 ext. 120.