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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/

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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:
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


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Group study rooms

Reserve a group study room

Webster Library group study rooms

There are 10 group study rooms:

  • 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
Vanier Library group study rooms

There are nine 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.

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 Study Hall.

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Reservation policy for study rooms

  • Rooms can be reserved online via the Booked Scheduler
  • 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.
  • The booking becomes 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 three (3) months 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 study 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.

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

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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.

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page last updated on: Tuesday 17 March 2015
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