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Family Reading Room

Bring your children

Wild Rumpus

Developing Early Literacy Skills

Every first Wednesday of the month bring your Wild Things to the Family Reading Room as we journey into mystical lands, meet new friends, and develop early literacy skills.

Join us December 2, January 6, February 3, March 2, and April 6 from 10:00 - 10:30am

Purpose

Students: bring your kids and get some work done!

The Marriott Library proudly offers a reading room specifically intended for use by U of U student parents/guardians accompanied by children under the age of 12.

Policies

University of Utah students who are also parents/guardians and who are accompanied by their children under the age of 12 may access the room with their UCard. Children may not be left alone in the room for any reason at any time. If your UCard is not working on the door please see the Security & Information Desk.

The Family Reading Room is reserved for University of Utah students, faculty, staff and their families. Parents/guardians must have their children present in the Family Reading Room or be actively using the Lactation Room in order to use this space.  Parents/guardians are responsible for their children's safety and behavior. Children under 12 should be supervised at all times. Children may not be left alone in the room for any reason at any time Library staff cannot oversee unescorted or unsupervised children, nor be responsible for their safety. If an unsupervised child comes to the attention of library personnel, University of Utah Police will be contacted. Access is limited to University students, faculty, and staff with a valid Ucard. If your UCard is not working on the door please see the Security & Information Desk on level 3.

Offerings

  • Four desktop computers
  • Lactation Room that can accommodate up to four people.
  • Child-sized furniture, books, a train set, learning activity toys, a whiteboard, and media for children. *Whiteboard dry erase markers can be purchased at the Library Store on Level 2
  • Juvenile Collection is located just outside of the Family Reading Room. These books may be checked out at the Security Desks on Level 1 and Level 3.
  • Family/Gender Neutral restrooms with baby changing stations are located on Level 2 next to the Writing Center and Level 5 next to the entrance of the Library Administration Suite.
  • Additional outlet covers may be requested at the Level 3 service desk, if needed.
  • Two reservable family study rooms (rooms 3400C and 3400D) that can accommodate up to four people each.  These rooms require a reservation and can be reserved at any library service desk.  Parents/guardians must have their children present in the Family Reading Room in order to use these study rooms and are responsible for their children’s’ safety and behavior.
  • Apple TV is provided for your use and enjoyment and is intended to be used through AirPlay or by using your network provider. For technical assistance, please call the Knowledge Commons at 801-581-6273.

 

Media Assistance

If the equipment is not working in the Family Reading Room and you need help immediately, go to the Knowledge Commons service desk on Level 2 or call 801-581-6273. For less urgent issues, report a problem online.

Contact

For information, call:
801-581-8558
For library emergencies, call:
801-581-8600
Campus Police:
 801-585-2677 (5-COPS)
Knowledge Commons
801-581-6273

Family Reading Room Gallery

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Family Reading Room Play time

Family Reading Room Opening with Swoop

Family Reading Room Lactation Room

Plenty of entertainment!
A selection of children's books.
Kids having fun in the J. Willard Marriott Library Family Reading Room

Related Links

Juvenile (K-12) Collection
Academic Advising
Fine Arts & Architecture Library
Reference Resources
Writing Center

 Last Modified 9/2/16