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

Rooms are to be used by one person for quiet study.  All users must be high school age or older.  A valid I.D. or valid GHPLD card will be retained by staff while the study room is in use. Reservations may be made up to one week in advance by Green Hills Library District cardholders only; otherwise use is on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge.  Walk-ins do not need to be GHPLD cardholders.  Reservations will be held for 10 minutes after the reservation is scheduled to begin.  Study rooms may be used for up to two hours with time extended if no other patrons are waiting.  Study rooms may not be used to distribute or sell goods or services of any kind.  Rooms must be vacated 15 minutes prior to the Library closing.

Discussion Rooms

Discussion rooms are for use by small groups (2 to 4 people) for quiet study and/or to work on team projects.  All users must be high school age or older, unless accompanied by an adult.  A valid I.D. or valid GHPLD card from all users will be retained by staff while the discussion room is in use.  Reservations may be made up to one week in advance by Green Hills Library District cardholders only; otherwise use is on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge.  Walk-ins do not need to be GHPLD cardholders.  Reservations will be held for 10 minutes after the reservation is scheduled to begin.  Discussion rooms may be used for up to two hours with time extended if no other patrons are waiting.  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.  All individuals must leave the discussion room 15 minutes prior to the Library closing.

media:scape

media:scape rooms are similar to discussion rooms, but they include technology that allows users to connect up to six different devices to a large, shared monitor, for creative collaboration.  Up to six users (high school age and older) may use the media:scape in the Digital Lounge on the ground floor of the Library.  Up to four users (sixth grade and older) may use the media:scape on the 2nd floor.  A valid I.D. or valid GHPLD card from all users will be retained by staff while the room is in use.  Reservations may be made up to one week in advance by GHPLD cardholders only; otherwise use is on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge.  Reservations will be held for 10 minutes after the reservation is scheduled to begin.  Nonresidents may use the room on a walk-in basis.  media:scape rooms may be used for up to two hours with time extended if no other patrons are waiting.  All individuals must leave the  media:scape room 15 minutes prior to the Library closing.  media:scape rooms may not be used to distribute or sell goods or services of any kind.  However, media:scape rooms may be used by paid tutors and their students.

Questions? Let us know!

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