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Living walls: Another first at Concordia

The Library is once again innovating with its installation of the University’s first living walls, nine of them, to be precise. Concordia has opted for the Envirozone living wall system. The company is based in Montreal. “Several years of research… Continue Reading →

18-inch dividers for study carrels

The first carrels with 18-inch dividers have been installed in the Reading Rooms on LB-2. This specific type of carrel will help fill the need expressed by many students for an enhanced concentration-friendly study environment. We will be installing additional… Continue Reading →

Study carrels, a must for Concordia students

The traditional library study carrel has a special place in the hearts of Concordia students. The study carrel dates from at least 8 centuries ago. Westminster Abbey (London, England) was recorded in the 13th century to have study carrels, though… Continue Reading →

Discover our digital collections in a playful, interactive and serendipitous way: Coming on February 22

Concordia has a huge collection of books: over 1.5 million titles, but this collection is small in comparison to our digital collections. We subscribe to over 500 databases, giving access to over 100,000 journals, tens of millions of articles, reports,… Continue Reading →

What about the 1% for art?

The “Politique québécoise d’intégration des arts à l’architecture et à l’environnement des bâtiments et des sites gouvernementaux et publicsˮ is already more than 50 years old! This government policy requires that approximately 1% of the budget for the construction of a… Continue Reading →

Soundscapes coming to Webster Library’s main staircase

The Webster Library entrance sound installation is in development and should be completed shortly. Paul Fournier, manager of information systems and technology, and Francisco Berrizbeitia, developer, are working on the audio playback software system and Jared Wiercinski, subject librarian for music, is selecting the… Continue Reading →

These chairs with side tables are only available on LB-2. Have a seat in the collaborative space and try them out.

Image: © Concordia University, photo by Lisa Graves.

Updates on the LB-2 stairway entrance

Construction is underway on the stairway entrance to the Webster Library. It will be one of the defining architectural features for the library and we are excited to see this entrance on LB-2 West open in late February 2017.

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