Collaboration Areas  

Library Collaboration Area Policy


Two unclassified collaboration areas, each have a seating capacity of 6 and are equipped with:

  • ​1 NIPRnet laptop and 1 commercial laptop, both of which can be projected on to a large screen wall monitor
  • Print capability.

See library staff if you need assistance.


  • The collaboration areas are available to current command members, JSOU faculty, staff, and students during normal library hours Monday through Friday, 0700-1500, excluding holidays and special events which might affect library hours.

  • Uncleared personnel must check in at the JSOU Security Desk and receive a visitor badge which must be worn at all times in the library and JSOU facility.

  • Personal Electronic Devices (any non-government issued USB drives, phones, tablets, iPods, computers) are prohibited throughout the JSOU facility, including the library. Government issued external drives that have been plugged into NIPRnet computers cannot be plugged into the commercial laptops and vice versa.

  • Unattended personal belongings or library materials will be removed.

  • In accordance with JSOU security rules, all individuals are responsible for disposing of their own trash and shredding any paper. Please use the trash cans located in the main hallway and the shredder near the Circulation Desk as needed.

  • Respect for those studying and conducting research in the library should be observed at all times. To minimize noise disruption, the sound volume for any media should be kept at an intermediate level. It is expected that groups entering and leaving the library spaces interact with low voice levels.

The library is cleared at the unclassified level. No classified material can be opened up and no classified discussions should occur inside the library.


To minimize the risk of damage to materials, furnishings, and equipment, food and drinks are permitted in the library only under limited conditions. Beverages in covered containers and small items of packaged food may be taken to study areas. No food or drink is permitted near library computers.

Reserving a Collaboration Area

To reserve one of the Collaboration Areas (2 days advanced notice is advised) call 813-826-4663.

​Reservations can be made in hourly increments.

If after 15 minutes a group fails to appear, the reservation can be canceled by library staff and the area scheduled for another group.

If unreserved, collaboration areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis.