Webster Library opened in 1992

16,000 students in 1992; 46,000 students in 2014

Library space: 38 per cent below norms for comparative Quebec universities

Current area: 12,795 m2; Projected area at project completion: 16,240 m2

114 per cent increase in study seats

27 per cent increase in library space

11 types of student study spaces

  • Tables for Silent Study
  • Carrels
  • Tables with Desktop Computers
  • Social Learning Areas / Others
  • Group Study Rooms
  • Presentation Practice Rooms
  • Dissertation Writers Rooms
  • Classrooms & Technology Sandbox
  • Consultation Rooms
  • Seminar and Thesis Defence Room
  • Multifunctional / Zero-Noise Room

Construction Phases

  • Phase 1 (LB3 East): January – July 2015
  • Phase 2 (LB5): July 2015 – March 2016
  • Phase 3 (LB2): May 2016 – January 2017
  • Phase 4 (LB3 West & LB4 East): March – October 2017