Group Study Spaces on Campus
Looking for a place to study with friends on campus? Library staff have compiled this guide to help you find study rooms and other group study spots on campus.
The vast majority of study spaces on campus exist within the libraries and resource centres. Group study areas are available in each of the main-campus locations, as well as in the libraries at the federated and affiliated colleges:
- Dana Porter Library (LIB)
- Davis Centre Library (DC)
- University Map Library(EV1)
- Conrad Grebel University College (CGH)
- Renison College (REN)
- St. Jerome's University (STJ)
Study rooms are most prominently available in the following locations:
- DC and Porter Libraries — The DC and Porter libraries each have 5 group study rooms that are bookable in advance using the Library’s study room booking system
- Student Life Centre — The SLC has 8 study rooms that must be booked in person at the Turnkey Desk. To see in advance if a room is available for booking, you can check the Turnkey Desk's room booking page.
- Tatham Centre — On days when no interviews are scheduled, interview rooms are available to book on a first-come, first-serve basis from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. To book a room, sign in at the Information Desk and exchange your WatCard for a room key.
Lounges and casual spaces
There are a wide range of lounges and casual meeting areas across campus that can accommodate students studying in groups. Below are some suggested spots:
- Student Life Centre (SLC) —The SLC is equipped with lounge areas, study rooms, and over 25 group study tables
- POETS lounge (CPH) — Located in the atrium of Carl Pollock Hall, POETS is a casual lounge equipped with comfortable seating, tables, and an outdoor patio
- Cafeteria, Davis Centre (DC):
- Cafeteria, Modern Languages (ML) — There is a large cafeteria and patio located on the lower level of the Modern Languages building that can accommodate small groups of up to 4 people
- PAS Lounge, PAS, 3rd floor:
- Math Coffee and Donutshop (MC), 3rd floor:
- Courtyard, Environment 1 (EV1):
Other group study locations
Students can take advantage of classroom space when it is accessible and not in use.
Additionally, the university has designated study spots on campus that have been accounted for by Institutional Analysis & Planning (IA & P).
The list below is derived from IA & P data and lists the buildings and room numbers for all group study spots on campus in addition to those listed above.
- Engineering 2 (E2): Room 1301, 3353
- Carl A. Pollock Hall (CPH): Room 3613
- Physics Building (PHY): Room 153
- Modern Languages (ML): Room 355
Co-ordinator, Library Communications and Web Management
August 6, 2010