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Additional Study Space in the Library

Banquette seating for casual study area

Over 250 casual, group and graduate study spaces will be added to the Ryerson Library during the summer of 2008. Renovations to the fourth floor of the Library Building, previously occupied by Ryerson’s School of Urban and Regional Planning, will enable the Library to create two large casual study areas, a graduate student reading room and lounges, and additional breakout rooms for group work. Space on the floor will also be used for the Library’s growing Special Collections.

The plan of the floor provides an overview of the allocation of space on the floor. Furnishings and finishes – lightly stained wood, sea spray green carpeting and light green vitrine tiles on the columns – will be consistent with those used in the Library’s Ronald D. Besse Information and Learning Commons.

Renovations are expected to be completed by the fall term.

3 thoughts on “Additional Study Space in the Library

  1. Maybe food and drinks can be allowed in this area?? it seems like a space dedicated to studying individually and as a group….I think food always helps in this area!

  2. We relaxed our food and drinks policy throughout the library last fall. Feel free to bring in drinks (with lids or caps, please), and cold food in covered containers. No hot food or food with a strong aroma that might disturb others. All we ask is that you respect the space for others, wipe up any spills and put all garbage and empty containers in the appropriate bins. Thank you.
    Madeleine Lefebvre, Chief Librarian.

  3. wow..relaxation of the food policy seems to be a good idea. I just hope Ryerson has enough maintenance personnel to make sure the library is clean. Most of the time people cleans up but not everyone i can say that.
    May be we can only allow certain places to bring food.

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