Tutoring Policy

Related to the Library’s role as an educational support center, tutoring serves the needs of the Mashpee community.  Our Study Rooms can be used for tutoring to achieve the Library mission of supporting independent learning. Use of the Study Rooms is governed by the Study Room Policy, including any applicable rules adopted by the Library.  Due to the popularity of the Library’s Study Rooms, the Library has adopted the following policy and procedures:

  • Space is subject to availability, and accordingly, no preferential treatment is provided for tutoring activities.  Study Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis, in accordance with the Library’s Study Room Policy.  However, they are always free of charge.
  • Reservations for Study Rooms are accepted up to two weeks in advance. Additionally, the Study Rooms may be booked during open library hours only.
  • Because of the demand for Study Room use, the Library cannot accommodate multiple tutoring sessions in a single day.  Therefore, use of the Study Rooms is limited to one reservation per tutor per day with a maximum of two hours.
  • Rooms must be vacated no less than fifteen minutes prior to the library closing, or at the end of the scheduled room reservation, whichever comes first.
  • Upon arrival, the tutor or student must check in at the second floor Public Service Desk to secure the reservation.
  • Study Room furniture may not be re-arranged. Signs and decorations may not be taped or stapled to walls or doors. Use of glue, crayons, paint, markers, tape and other craft supplies is prohibited in the Study Rooms. Study rooms are to be left as they are found. Waste must be placed in appropriate garbage and/or recycling receptacles.
  • No food is allowed in study rooms. In compliance with the Library Use policy, drinks in spill proof containers are allowed.
  • No tutor may use the Library as a mailing address. The Mashpee Public Library District does not endorse nor provide references for tutors or tutoring services.
  • The Library does not serve as an intermediary between students and tutors.
  • Tutors are limited to working with three students or fewer at a time. Study Room capacity is four people.
  • Students under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a caregiver. They are the responsibility of the tutor until released to a parent or guardian. Parents are encouraged to remain in the Library for the duration of the tutoring session.
  • The Library does not provide equipment and storage for tutors, nor does it provide supplies and textbooks.
  • Study Room reservations will be held fifteen minutes past the scheduled reservation start time.  Your reservation will be considered cancelled without a call or notification.
  • No person may assign its reservation to another person or group.
  • Violations of this policy, the Library Use Policy, or any other related Library Policies may result in the loss of room booking privileges.
  • Any individual using the study room shall be held responsible for willful or accidental damage to the Library building, grounds, collections or furniture caused by the individual or group.

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