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OpenRoom provides a simple and secure API that allows third party applications to retrieve reservation data in XML.

Read the article "OpenRoom: Making Room Reservation Easy for Students and Faculty" in Code4Lib.

Try the OpenRoom demo. Create an account and make as many test reservations as you would like.

  • A web server, such as IIS or Apache
  • PHP 5.2 or higher
  • MySQL 5 or higher
(An SSL Certificate and/or ADS are required for some optional features.)
Developed by Ball State University Libraries
Make it easier to manage room reservations.

OpenRoom provides a simple online interface for managing and reserving rooms.

OpenRoom's default interface.

With OpenRoom, you can setup any number of rooms, group them together, provide information about their contents, and even specify business hours on a room-by-room basis.

Setting up the system is easy, and the colors, layout, and functionality can be customized through themes.

Users simply log in, select an available time slot, and fill out a form, all on one page, quickly and easily. OpenRoom takes care of sending confirmation emails.

OpenRoom is already in use at Ball State University Libraries, Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance, IUPUI University Library, and VCU Libraries.