Learning Pods


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Reserve a space in a library location

CCPL has designed Learning Pods to support customers/groups seeking a space for Virtual Learning, Independent Studying, Team Assignments, Adult Literacy, and Teleworking. To support Chesterfield County Public Schools, groups who are using the space for virtual learning will have priority registration privileges.

Community members ages 18+ may apply to reserve a space. Youth ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult 18 years old and over. Youth ages 13-17 may be unaccompanied while using the space, but a parent or guardian must apply on their behalf and will be responsible for ensuring the students adhere to the guidelines.

Hours

Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.- 8 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.- 5 p.m.& Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. *subject to change

If you are an educator/teacher - please contact us to discuss extended hours. Click here to email Learning Pod support.

Forming a Group

A learning group can be formed by family members, classmates, neighborhood friends, or student/teacher pairs. CCPL is not able to facilitate group creation and recommends looking for opportunities in the community, through social media, from schools or in work or social groups.

Any group or individual who wishes to use the space for learning purposes can submit an application for use of a Learning Pods.

Ready to Reserve a Learning Pod?

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Types of Spaces

Spaces inside library locations will include areas on the floor, in study rooms, and in meeting rooms. All spaces are at least 6 feet apart. Some spaces may be inside a study room, meeting room or an area with a barrier or a partition.

IndividualStudySpace

Individual Study Space

Space or room for 1 or 2 people

SmallGroup

Small Group Learning Space

Space or room for 2-12 people

InstructionSpace

Instruction Space

Space or room for 2-12 people which includes a whiteboard.

Limitations

  • Young children who are not involved in instruction are not recommended and will not have access to areas of the library outside of the pod.
  • Public computers are not available for use during hours for this service and scanning and faxing are not available.
  • Limited printing is available, and directions will be available in the library.
  • Furniture in a space may not be moved.
  • Please bring your own paper and supplies, including whiteboard markers, if needed.

Do you have feedback about these limitations? Submit your comment here.

Face coverings and social distancing are required in library facilities

Using the Learning Pod

  • Group members will remain in their pods as much as possible. Generally speaking, group members may not browse the shelves, use library computers, or ask for staff assistance beyond the most basic Wifi or Chromebook troubleshooting.
  • The group’s leader or adult must ensure all group members follow the library code of conduct. For the comfort of all users, noise must be monitored and controlled.
  • The group must conclude their reservation immediately if any person becomes ill.
  •  If anyone in the group does not follow staff directions, staff will notify the scheduling coordinator, who will monitor the status of the group and evaluate continuation of their privileges.
  • At the end of the appointment, notify the staff that the group is leaving.
  • Customers should complete an exit survey.


Ready to Reserve a Learning Pod?

CLICK HERE

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How will the Spaces be Cleaned?

  • Library custodians will clean buildings overnight.
  • There will be a half hour buffer between reservations and staff will wipe hard surfaces.
  • Common touch areas such as door handles and water fountains will be wiped during the day, but regular handwashing is recommended.

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