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Study Spaces

Our study spaces accommodate groups or individual study needs. Spaces are zoned for group, quiet, or silent study so there’s a space that works for you. Conversation is welcome in group and quiet study zones. Conversation and phones are prohibited in silent zones. View a map of study zones in the library.

Many of our services have been altered as a result of COVID-19. Please read our FAQs for more information.

Study spaces are also available in Mills and Thode Libraries. They are organized into “zones.” Match your learning needs with the appropriate zone by clicking here.

16 group study rooms can be pre-booked in the Health Sciences Library.

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3 students talking in a group study room

Group Study Rooms Book Study Room

15 rooms to accommodate two or more students. Learn more about group study room regulations.

5 students looking at a laptop in a group study room

Large Group Study Room Book a room

Room 1B20 is larger than our standard group study room, accommodating six to 22 people. Learn more about group study room regulations.

2 students having a conversation

FHS Graduate Student Study Room

Room 1B21 has seven study carrels and is restricted to current FHS Graduate or Postgraduate Medicine students. No pre-booking required.

Empty study carrels

Silent Study Carrels

72 carrels at the back of the lower level are for silent study only.


Empty study carrels

Quiet Study Carrels

Carrels at the bottom of the staircase are for quiet study.


The reserve reading room

Reserves Room

The Reserves Room houses our short-term loan and high-demand material. Desktop computers and study carrels make this a nice quiet spot for individual study. A combination printer/photocopier/scanner is also available.


Students in the learning commons

Upper Level Learning Commons

Comprising the majority of the Library’s upper level, the Learning Commons includes a variety of unique study spaces, from desktop computers equipped with the latest software, to comfy chairs and coffee tables, to shared group tables for collaborative study.


A student looking at a desktop computer

Lower Level Learning Commons

You’ll find the lower level Learning Commons at the foot of the staircase. Tables lined with desktop computers are available for use.


The reading pavilion

Jan and Mien Heersink Reading Pavilion

A comfortable and flexible study space accessible from the lower level of the library. Floor to ceiling windows provide a spectacular view of campus.


The history of health and medicine room

C. Barber Mueller History of Health and Medicine Room

An ambient study space with tables and armchairs. This room features a fireplace, an in-use collection and is adjacent to the Archives. Expect to see staff.


Looking out from one of the group study rooms

LCD Panel Group Study Rooms Book a Room

Group study room 1B15 features a Mondopad, and room 2B21 features an LCD Panel. Learn more about group study room regulations.