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Space Availability

The Music & Performing Arts Library (MPAL) has 6 rooms available with a variety of listening and viewing equipment. Click the "Info" button next to each room for a description of specific equipment. Please note that all rooms at MPAL are locked and keys to the room can be checked out at the MPAL service desk.

MPAL Room Reservation Policies

  • There is no minimum requirement for the number of people needed to reserve a room (i.e., one person can reserve a room for individual use)
  • Rooms can be reserved in 30 minute increments for a maximum of 2 hours per reservation
  • Individuals can have up to 2 reservations per location/category per week (Sunday-Saturday)
  • Individuals can have 2 back-to-back reservations for the same room but cannot have 2 simultaneous reservations for different rooms at the same location
  • Individuals can make reservations up to 14 days in advance
  • Rooms will be held for late arrivals up to 15 minutes after the reservation start time; after that, other individuals can reserve and use the room
  • Unreserved rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis; a reservation will need to be made at that time before checking out the room key
  • After making a reservation, individuals can check out keys to the reserved room at the first floor MPAL service desk
  • Reservations no longer needed should be canceled as soon as possible using the link provided in the confirmation email
  • Online reservations are restricted to patrons with an @illinois.edu email address; if you are not affiliated with the University, please ask for assistance at the first floor MPAL service desk
  • Use of equipment has priority in rooms 3-6; MPAL staff reserve the right to prioritize access

MPAL Room Use Policies

  • Group rooms at the Music & Performing Arts Library are NOT practice rooms
  • Food is not allowed; drinks allowed in containers with lids
  • All rooms must be vacated 15 minutes before the Library closes
  • MPAL rooms are not to be used for recurring meetings or course instruction
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