We are not accepting any event space requests that have an event date of August 31st or prior. We will consider event space requests for events that are set for September 1st or later. Due to furniture placement and social distancing guidelines, many events may not be possible in our event spaces. They will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Sidney Samuel Thomas Reading Room

The Sidney Samuel Thomas Reading Room is a traditional library space with eight fixed 10-foot solid cherry tables, 64 leather-bottomed chairs, an additional 32 soft seats, and book-lined shelves. It contains a small non-circulating collection including University of Georgia Press titles, graphic novels, and the Nash Boney collection. It also functions as quiet study space for students. 

Want to use the Sidney Samuel Thomas Reading Room for an event?

Make a reservation request. See the full reservation policy for more details.

As an event space, the room is conducive to a small lecture, reading, or possibly a small reception. It is intimate with doors allowing privacy. There are few electrical outlets in the room and no data ports.  Since this room is primarily intended for quiet study, it is not readily available as an event space. Exceptions may be made during low building usage times such as weekends, intersession, or summer semester.

 

MLC Reading Room with students, closeup on young woman with laptop
Wider angle of MLC Reading Room with students