Study Spaces

Changes to Library services during the COVID-19 lockdown.

We know that some people come to the library for a quiet place to study, while others need space to work on group projects. We've designated study spaces to accommodate both.

  • Floor 3, 5 – Silent Study
  • Floor 1, 2, 4 – Quiet study
  • Library foyer on the main floor – conversational noise

Wherever you are in the library, you can let us know about issues that prevent you from studying effectively. Send an email or text message to or use the Quiet, Please form. We will send someone to respond right away.

Silent Study Areas

Floors 3 and 5 offer silent, individual study spaces for people who need to concentrate. Talking is not permitted, and neither are audible personal audio devices. Please move to the stairwell for even short conversations.

Quiet Study Areas

Floors 1, 2, and 4 provide quiet space for people. You're permitted to talk at a very low level as long as it's kept to a minimum.

Common Areas

The Library foyer and Research Support Services on floor 2 are common areas. Conversational noise is allowed but shouldn't interfere with nearby Quiet Areas.

Group Study Areas

The Library has a number of group study rooms on floors 4 and 5 with tables, power outlets, and many with whiteboards. Please keep conversation at a modest level. Group study rooms are not soundproof and are surrounded by Quiet or Silent Study Areas.

The Discovery Centre on the 4th floor is also great for group study, with flexible furniture arrangements and bookable media booths.

Cell Phones and Electronic Devices

Please set cell phones to ring silently when you enter the library. Use cell phones only in quiet study areas (floors 1, 2, and 4) or in stairwellsSilent texting is allowed throughout the library. Computers and audio devices should be used with headphones and at low volume.

Content last reviewed: August 3, 2018