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Study spaces

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The Library provides a variety of study spaces at Webster Library, Vanier Library and in the Grey Nuns Building including spaces for silent study, a keyboard-free zero noise room, bookable group study rooms, and various collaborative spaces for quiet group work.

The Library is a quiet space on campus. In collaborative spaces, speaking softly is permitted. No talking, whispering or noise is permitted in areas designated as silent study spaces.

Food is not permitted in the Library except for in designated areas. Beverages are only permitted if in spill-proof containers.

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Silent study spaces

Vanier Library
silence please no cellphones please

Silent study spaces include closed reading rooms, computer classrooms, and designated areas within the Library indicated by signage. No talking or conversation is permitted. Silence is required in these spaces at all times.

Webster Library LB3 reading rooms
LB5 reading rooms and dissertation writers' rooms
Vanier Library VL1, VL2, and VL3 South
Grey Nuns Reading room
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Collaborative study spaces

LB3 in Webster Library
group study rooms and collaborative spaces

Collaborative spaces include bookable group study rooms and designated areas within the Library indicated by signage. Speaking softly is allowed in collaborative areas, but not loud talking. Long cellphone conversations should be done outside of the Library.

Webster Library LB2 space between reading rooms on Bishop St. side (east)
LB3 space between reading rooms on Bishop St. side (east)
LB5 Mackay St. side (west)
LB5 Bishop St. side (east) between the Argentina reading room and the Mali & Venezuela group study rooms
All group study rooms
Vanier Library VL-3 North
All group study rooms
Grey Nuns Group study rooms
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Zero-noise study spaces

Zero Noise Room in Webster Library
silence please no cellphones please no keyboards please

The Friends of the Library Room located in LB-361 is a zero-noise room that has been set aside to provide a peaceful oasis for quiet reflection. Absolute silence is required in the zero-noise room. No keyboarding or talking is permitted.

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Graduate study spaces

Graduate student study space

Areas specifically for graduate students are located on the 5th floor of the Webster Library (dissertation writers' rooms: LB-561 “Iceland”, LB-562 “Venezuela”, and LB-564 “Mali”) and on the 3rd floor of the Vanier Library (VL-301-25).

Several lockers in Webster Library's Dissertation Writers' Rooms on LB5 (5th floor of the Library) will become available on October 2 at 9 am.

Requests for lockers can be made at the Webster Loans Desk, near the entrance to the Library, on October 2 and will be treated on a first come first served basis. More information about the lockers.

In the Webster Library, graduate students may access these areas by scanning their Concordia ID card. Students must go to the Webster Loans & Returns Desk during service hours to obtain a shelf and/or locker in the Webster graduate study space. Find out more about Webster Library's Dissertation Writers’ Rooms.

In the Vanier Library, graduate students must present their Concordia ID card at the Circulation Desk during service hours, in order to receive the access code to the rooms, along with regulations for using the rooms. The access code is valid for an academic year and must not be shared with others.

Shelves in these rooms can be assigned to graduate students who want to leave library books for their research. These are assigned for an academic year, and expire on September 30. Any library books kept on the shelf must be checked out to the shelf at the Loans & Returns desk.

To ensure a quiet study environment for all users of the rooms, no group discussions are permitted in the enclosed areas.

In the Webster Library, food is permitted only in the kitchen beside the graduate students' lounge. In the Vanier Library, food is not permitted in graduate study rooms.

Graduate study rooms are accessible when the Library is open for study.

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Study spaces floor plans

Webster Library (Downtown Campus)

Below are floor plans of the Webster Library, starting with the main floor, which is temporarily LB-3. Silent study spaces are represented in blue and collaborative spaces are represented in orange. Please ask for assistance at the information desk (3rd floor) if you need help.

2nd floor:
Webster Second Floor Map
3rd floor:
Webster Third Floor Map
5th floor:
Webster Fifth Floor Map

Vanier Library (Loyola Campus)

Below are floor plans of the Vanier Library, starting with the main floor. Silent study spaces are represented in blue, and collaborative spaces are represented in orange. Please ask for assistance at the reference desk (1st floor).

1st floor:
Vanier First Floor Map
2nd floor:
Vanier Second Floor Map
3rd floor:
Vanier Third Floor Map
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Designated food areas

Vanier Library: In the main stairwell landings on VL2 and VL3

Grey Nuns Reading Room & Group Study Rooms: In the lounge in B-105

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Group study rooms

Reserve a group study room

Webster Library group study rooms

There are 11 group study rooms:

Each study room contains: 1 table, 6 chairs, a 46" LCD screen (or two 42" LCD screens in the LB2 study rooms) with wired (HDMI, DisplayPort) and wireless connections, a wide-angle USB camera and multiple power outlets.

Vanier Library group study rooms

There are 9 group study rooms located on the 3rd floor:

  • Basic rooms: VL 301-10, VL 301-11, VL 301-22, VL 301-23, VL 301-24
  • Rooms with digital collaboration technology: VL 301-12, VL 301-13, VL 301-20, VL 301-21

The rooms with digital collaboration technology contain one table, six chairs, a 46" LCD screen with wired ports (HDMI, DisplayPort) and multiple power outlets.

The group study rooms at the Vanier Library are unavailable between 11pm – 7am.

Grey Nuns group study rooms

There are 14 group study rooms available in on the first floor the Grey Nuns building:

  • Basic rooms: B.101, B.102, B.106, B.120
  • Rooms with digital collaboration technology: B.104, B.108, B.109, B.110, B.111, B.121, B.122, B.123, B.124, B.125

The rooms with digital collaboration technology contain one table, six chairs, a 46" LCD screen with wired (HDMI, DisplayPort, DisplayPort) and wireless connections, a wide-angle USB camera and multiple power outlets. Read more about the group study room technology in the Grey Nuns Reading Room.

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Reservation policy for study rooms

  • Rooms can be reserved online via the Concordia Library Booking System
  • Rooms are meant to be used by groups who need to discuss Concordia related courses and projects.
  • Rooms are for people affiliated with Concordia University (current students, staff and faculty).
  • Priority use is given to those who have booked the room.
  • Empty rooms may be used without prior booking, however; they must be vacated if a group with a valid booking arrives.
  • Bookings at Webster Library become invalid if the room is not claimed within the first 30 minutes. After the first 30 minutes, the booking becomes invalid if at any point the room is left unoccupied.
  • Bookings at Vanier Library and the Grey Nuns Reading Room become invalid if the room is not claimed within the first 15 minutes. After the first 15 minutes, the booking becomes invalid if at any point the room is left unoccupied.
  • Rooms may be reserved for up to three (3) consecutive hours.
  • Rooms may be reserved up to 21 days in advance.
  • A maximum of one (1) room can be booked per person per day.
  • A maximum of three (3) Webster Library or Grey Nuns Group Study Rooms can be booked per person per week.
  • A maximum of two (2) Webster Library Presentation Practice Rooms can be booked per person per week.
  • Individuals cannot claim group study room bookings. A minimum of two (2) people affiliated with Concordia are required to use a room. If there is only one person using a room, they may be asked to leave. This does not apply to students with disabilities.
  • The Library reserves the right to cancel reservations for maintenance or other unforeseen circumstances.

If you agree to the following terms and conditions, go to Booked to make a reservation.

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page last updated on: Thursday 14 September 2017
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