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Research Tutorial

This tutorial aims to help develop effective library research skills and critical thinking skills in all courses at Prince George's Community College.

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Study Areas


Study areas are on the first floor in the reference area, the periodicals area, and against the back wall. Additional individual study areas (carrels) are available throughout the 2nd floor.

Study Rooms


Individual Study Rooms and Carrels

Eleven individual study rooms (1-2 people) and carrels are available on the second floor.

Group Study Rooms

Group study rooms (3 - 6 people) are on the first and second floors of the building. All group study rooms have whiteboards and computers. Markers and erasers are available and can be requested at the Circulation Services Desk and the Administrative Office (Room 200).

Study Room Use

  • Group study rooms are for use by current PGCC students only.
  • Guests may use the individual study rooms during the following times: Monday - Friday after 4:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • Access: ​
    • For the second floor: go to the Administrative Office (room 200) for access from 8:30 am - 3:45 pm.
    • For the first floor: go to the Circulation Services Desk

Each student must present a current valid PGCC photo ID to enter all study rooms. 
No other photo ID will be accepted. 


Study Room Rules

  • PGCC Photo ID is required
    • College IDs are retained until room is vacated
    • For second floor rooms,IDs left in the Administrative Office (room 200) after 4:00 pm will be taken to the Circulation Services Desk for pick-up
  • ​Time limit: 2 hours
  • Room capacity limits:
    • Single Rooms: 1-2 persons
    • Group Rooms: 3-6 persons
  • Usage: Quiet academic study only
    • ​Sleeping, club meeting, gaming, and any other non-academic activities are not allowed
    • Tutoring is allowed in the open areas of the 1st floor only
  • Food and drink: in Café Accokeek (1st floor) only
  • Rooms are NOT soundproof. Keep sound levels low at all time

Anyone occupying rooms will be held accountable for adhering to these rules. Those violating the rules will be restricted from future use. Campus police will be called for repeat offenders.