Private study rooms

Study room use update

Study room guidelines

Study room accessibility

Booking a study room

Important details about booking

Study room use update

Effective winter term 2020, study rooms A and B in the Dana Porter Library, and study room E in the Davis Centre Library are open to students who are not registered with AccessAbility Services (AS), but have met with library staff and have a Library Accessibility Services (LAS) accommodation plan.

If you think you may benefit from what the Adaptive Technology Centre (ATC) and/or LAS have to offer, please fill out the Library Accessibility Services request form.

The ATC is located in the Dana Porter Library, main floor room 251.

Please note: Previously, study room use was available only for AS-registered students with approval from their advisors. Now, students who do not have AS advisor-approval and wish to use the study rooms may meet with library staff to determine if they qualify for a LAS accommodation plan.

Study room guidelines


  • AccessAbility Services-registered students with approval from their advisors (prior to winter 2020 term)
  • AS-registered students who meet with LAS coordinator and qualify for a LAS accommodation plan (winter 2020 term on)
  • Any student who meets with LAS Coordinator and qualifies for a LAS accommodation plan (winter 2020 term on)

Terms of use

  • Study rooms A, B and E are meant for students who:
    • use or require screen reader and/or voice to text assistive technology
    • use a tutor
    • require individual, silent study

Please note: Disability disclosure is voluntary, and not required to qualify under terms of use.

 Study room accessibility:

  • Study rooms A, B and E, plus all library group study rooms accommodate wheelchairs.
  • Aside from study room E, single study rooms in the Davis Centre Library do not accommodate wheelchairs.
  • Several other single and group study rooms are available by going to the Library's online study rooms booking page.

Booking a study room:

Book study rooms A and B in the ATC and E in the Davis Centre Library by going to our online bookings page.

If you have any difficulty navigating the site,

  • contact LAS via AskUs.
  • visit the Student Help desk (across from Browsers Cafe on main floor, Dana Porter Library)

Important details about booking

  • Bookings must be done ahead of time. Maximum booking time for study rooms A, B, and E is four hours per day per person (three hours for all other library study rooms). Longer times are possible with a recommendation from your AccessAbility Services advisor, or permission from library staff.
  • To obtain study room A or B keys, you must visit the Circulation desk and inform them that you are a) registered with AccessAbility Services, or b) have an LAS accommodation plan. If computer files show that your are not registered and/or do not have a plan, you will still be given a key, and Library staff will follow up with you in the next two business days.
  • Return your study room A and B keys promptly to the Circulation desk at the end of your booking, so it is available for the next student.
  • Please report any problems with equipment or any other concerns to Library Accessibility Services via AskUs, or visit the Circulation desk if the problem is urgent.