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Study Space

Study space is available at the Library for individual study or participating in online classes.


  • Seating in the Library is first-come, first-served.
  • Bookable group study rooms are now available for reservation.
  • Students can quietly participate in online classes anywhere in the Library where study space is permitted with the exception of silent floors

Health and safety measures in the Library 

The health and safety of our patrons and Library staff is our highest priority. To make study spaces as safe as possible, and to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented the following measures. If you are unwell, please stay home.

  • Everyone in the Library is required to wear a mask or face covering. If you do not have a mask, the Library will provide you with one at the Circulation Desk.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at entrances, and disinfectant wipe canisters are available near study space stations.
  • Study spaces have been situated to ensure safe physical distancing and use of space. Do not move furniture or stations while in the Library.
  • Custodial staff will be carrying out continuous cleaning during onsite open hours.

The Library provides a variety of study spaces for your learning needs from individual quiet study spaces to collaborative group study rooms.

Quiet Study (4th – 9th floors)

Individual study – no talking or whispering, and no use of cell phones elsewhere.

Silent Study (10th floor)

Individual study – no talking or whispering, no use of cell phones, minimal and quiet keyboarding, mute all audio .

Group Study

If you need to talk to your classmates, please consider booking a group study room. Group study rooms are located on floors 5-9 of the Library. Low level discussion will be permitted in the group study rooms on those floors.  Due to a lack of soundproofing, the level of group discussion must be respectful of the “absolute quiet” culture of the floors as a whole.


If you need to access a computer, floors 2 and 3 have the most workstations available.  You can see real-time availability of desktop computers and lendable laptops on the Library website. For quiet work with a computer, please use the lab on the 6th floor.