Study room reservation system upgraded

January 17, 2023

Users who reserve study rooms may notice a fresh new look for the online reservation system this spring. 

VCU Libraries has replaced an aged system with a widely used libraries application called LibCal.  This new system has become more or less standard at academic libraries nationwide.  

Users will experience a system that looks and feels a bit different, but allows users the same ability to reserve private and group study rooms, as well as space and equipment for making and creating at both libraries. The new system also provides better integration with libraries' floor maps.

VCU Libraries’ student advisory groups have tested the new system and suggested refinements to best meet user expectations and needs, which have been implemented by the VCU Libraries web team, who will continue to test the system with users to further improve it and add new features.

If you have questions, concerns or feedback about the new reservation system, or wish to participate in future compensated testing of the system to identify areas of additional improvement, please contact Senior Web and User Experience Librarian Ashley Brewer at

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