Study space is one of the most important on-campus resources for students, and the Library has recently renovated the 4th floor to increase the amount of study space available.
The 4th floor, which was previously occupied by the School of Urban Planning, now consists of two large open areas to accommodate group and individual study. There are numerous electrical connections in these areas to facilitate the use of laptops and several LCD panels equipped with retractable VGA cables that can be connected to laptops to enable group work. Most of the furniture is mobile, which will provide students with the flexibility to arrange the seating in a variety of configurations depending on their study needs. Wireless connectivity is available throughout the floor.
The open study area on the north side of the floor can be reconfigured to accommodate special events seating an audience of up to eighty. The area is equipped with a sound system and 2 large LCD panels that can be used to display presentations.
In addition to the two open study areas, there are two bookable group study rooms equipped with computers and LCD panels, one of which has a Smartboard overlay. The Library’s Special Collections, which were previously housed on the 1st floor, have also been relocated to the 4th floor with a generous open space that includes a reading/study area and staff offices. Two large illuminated display cases have been installed to provide opportunities to better showcase the collection.
Graduate Studies have been allocated space on the floor for a graduate reading room, as well as lounge space for students in the Immigration & Settlement and Environmental Management programs. The reading room and the lounges will be accessible to graduate students only.
A barrier free unisex washroom is also available on the floor in addition to a men’s and a women’s washroom.