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Study Spaces

Study Zones

Concordia Libraries have designated Study Zones to accommodate student needs for silent study and for quiet group and individual study. In the Webster and Vanier libraries, look for signs designating Blue Zones and Orange Zones, and choose the area that works best for you.

Blue Zone

Blue Zone:
You can expect:

  • A silent place for individual study
  • No conversation
  • No cell phone disturbance
  • Library staff responsive to noise concerns
Orange Zone

Orange Zone:
You can expect:

  • A quiet place for group and individual study
  • Minimal conversation
  • Cell phones set to vibrate
  • Library staff responsive to noise concerns


Concordia Libraries welcomes feedback about the zones from students and faculty (and retired faculty) at: http://libsuggestions.wordpress.com/


Study Zone Maps

Webster Library (Downtown Campus)

Below are maps of each floor of Webster Library, starting with the main floor. Silent study zones are marked in Blue, and quiet study zones are marked in Orange. Please ask for assistance at the information desk (2nd floor) if you need help finding your zone.

2nd floor:
Webster Second Floor Map
3rd floor:
Please note that this floor will be closed from June 13-20 to carry out necessary improvements.
Webster Third Floor Map
4th floor:
Webster Fourth Floor Map



Vanier Library (Loyola Campus)

Below are maps of each floor of Vanier Library, starting with the main floor. Silent study zones are marked in Blue, and quiet study zones are marked in Orange. Please ask for assistance at the reference desk (1st floor) if you need help finding your zone.

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


Group Study Rooms

  • Rooms can be booked online via CLUES
  • Group study rooms are available in both Webster and Vanier Libraries. These rooms are meant to be used by groups who need to discuss course and project work or view media materials while not disturbing other library users.
  • The group study rooms, with the exception of the Webster and Vanier Viewing Rooms, can be booked as well as used without booking.
  • Empty group study rooms can be occupied by anyone until a group arrives with proof of booking.
  • Priority of use goes to those who have booked the room; a booking slip indicating the booking time and room marker, identifying the room booked, will be proof of booking.
  • Maximum number of rooms booked at any Concordia library at any time, is three (3).
  • Rooms may be booked for up to three consecutive hours; no bookings can be made 10 minutes before and after an existing booking to allow for the exchange of groups.
  • If the patron who reserved a study room does not present her/himself at the Circulation Desk on time, the booking may not be valid after a 15 minute grace period.
  • A minimum of two Concordia Faculty (or retired faculty) or students in good standing are required to use a room; any one in the group may book the room in advance.
  • A group study room may be booked by one person with disabilities for individual use or group use.
  • Valid ID cards from each student must be presented at the Circulation Desk during service hours in exchange for the proof of booking (room key or room marker). The proof of booking will be issued only to the patron who has booked the room and has to be returned to the circulation desk at the end of booking period. Users will be charged for the replacement cost of a lost key.
Webster Library Group Study Rooms

There are ten group study rooms and one viewing room:

  • 2nd floor - LB-247, LB-249-1, LB-249-2, LB-251, LB-255-3, LB-255-4
  • 4th floor - LB-447, LB-449, LB-479, LB-481
  • 3rd floor - LB-351 (Viewing Room)
Vanier Library Group Study Rooms
  • There are seven group study rooms located on the 3rd floor and a Viewing Room located on the 2nd floor of the Vanier Library.

Viewing Rooms

Viewing rooms are available in both libraries (one at Webster and one at Vanier). Please see below for a description of each room and how to book it.

Webster Library Viewing Room

Location: Third floor, LB 351
The Webster Viewing Room contains a 50" plasma screen connected to a DVD, and VHS player. The screen is also connected to a computer with Internet access and Microsoft Office software. The room can seat up to 25 people.
To book the room, please use the CLUES button. Book a study room

Vanier Library Viewing Room

Location: Second floor, VL 203
The Vanier Viewing Room contains a 50" plasma screen connected to a DVD, VHS and videodisk player. The screen is also connected to a computer with Internet access and Microsoft Office software. The room can seat up to 20 people.
To book the room, please use the CLUES button. Book a study room

How to book a Group Study Room online

  1. Click on the "Book a Study Room" link book a study room in the CLUES main menu or when you are logged into MyCLUES.

    book a study room step 1

  2. You will have the choice between Vanier or Webster Group Study Rooms.

    book a study room - vanier or webster
  3. From the Group Study Room record, click on the "Book a Study Room" button.

    book a study room button

  4. From the drop down menus, select a date and the time at which you'd like to reserve the room.

    select a date and time

  5. Select one of the avaible rooms by clicking on one of the radio buttons below "Mark" in the left column.

    select end time

  6. Complete the process by selecting the booking end time. You can reserve a room for a maximum of 3 hours.

    select end time

Troubleshooting - Group Study Room Bookings

Below are some explanations of the messages you might receive while trying to book a Group Study Room.

Error Message Meaning

"The material you have chosen has been booked during [date & time]"

This message is your confirmation of a successful booking; the booking will appear in your MyCLUES record.

"You cannot book this material"

Only Concordia undergraduate and graduate students and faculty (or retired faculty) may book group study rooms.

"Cannot book item because you already have the maximum number of bookings allowed"

You may only book a maximum of three group study rooms at any one time. If you want a different booking time, cancel one or both and try another booking time.

"Sorry, circulation policy does not allow you to book this item"

Unpaid library fines will prevent you from booking a group study room. Check your MyCLUES record to see any outstanding fines you may owe and/or books you have not yet returned which may be overdue or recalled.

"Booking period has exceeded the maximum"

You may not book a room for a period longer than 3 hours. Shorten the booking duration to 3 hours or less and try again.

"Please enter a valid starting date"

  • Either the date/time you entered is in the past, or
  • you have selected a time when service hours are not operational. In order for you to pick up and return the key, you must select a time when the Circulation Desk is open.

"Please select an item"

One of the rooms has to be selected using the checkbox.

"The item is currently being updated. Please try again later"

Try again in a few minutes.

"Library is closed at this time"

You may not choose a booking time when the library is closed.

"Sorry, item is not available to book. [date & time]"

The room you tried to select was already booked for some part of that period. Try selecting another room or time period.

"No items available on [Day, Date, Time]"

You have tried to book a room outside the allowable hours. The start time AND the end time must both occur while the Circulation Desk is open.


If problems persist or to obtain additional assistance, contact the Libraries' Circulation Services:

  • In person at either the Webster or Vanier Library
  • By telephone at 848-2424, ext. 7706 [Webster] or ext. 7770 [Vanier]
  • By e-mail at lib-circulation@concordia.ca
    (your request will be processed in the next 24 hours)

Graduate Study Carrels

Graduate study rooms are located on the 4th floor of the Webster Library (LB-451, LB-477) and on the 3rd floor of the Vanier Library.

Upon presenting their Concordia ID card at the Circulation Desk during service hours, graduate students will receive the access code to the rooms.

Shelves in these rooms can be assigned to graduate students who want to leave library books for their research.

Special regulations will be provided when the access code is provided.

Graduate study rooms are accessible when the libraries are open for study.

Webster Study Hall

The Webster Study Hall is located on the second floor of the Library, and provides comfortable and quiet study space for approximately 215 students.

The Study Hall may be used when the library is open for study.

page last updated on: Thursday 13 February 2014

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