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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

  • Rooms can be booked online via the Booked Scheduler.
  • Group study rooms are available in both Webster and Vanier Libraries, as well as in the Grey Nuns Study Hall.
  • These rooms are meant to be used by groups who need to discuss Concordia related courses and projects.
  • If empty, the group studey room can be used without booking but must be vacated on a group with a valid booking arrives.
  • 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, which can be verified in the online booking system.
  • See the Concordia Libraries' Reservation Policy for more information.
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
  • 3rd floor: LB-351
  • 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.104, B.106
  • Rooms with digital collaboration technology: B.108, B.109, B.110, B.111, B.120, 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.

Viewing rooms

Vanier Library viewing room

Location: 2nd 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 Booked Scheduler.

Reservation policy for study rooms and scanners

  1. Patrons who have reserved a study room or a scanner will always have priority.
  2. Study rooms may be reserved for up to three consecutive hours.
  3. Scanners may be reserved for up to two consecutive hours.
  4. Study rooms and scanners can be reserved up to three months in advance.
  5. If the patron who reserved a study room or scanner does not claim the resource on time, the reservation will be cancelled after a 15-minute grace period.
  6. If a resource is left unattended for longer than 30 minutes, the reservation may be cancelled.
  7. A minimum of two Concordia faculty (or retired faculty) or students in good standing 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.
  8. A maximum of 1 study room and 1 scanner can be booked per day.
  9. A maximum of 3 scanners can be booked per week.
  10. A maximum of 3 Webster study rooms can be booked per week.
  11. A maximum of 3 Grey Nuns study rooms can be booked per week.

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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Webster Study Hall

The Webster Study Hall is located on LB-3, and provides comfortable and quiet study space for approximately 215 students.

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

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page last updated on: Wednesday 5 November 2014
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