Study carrel bookings at Davis Centre Library

Last updated: December 1, 2020, 11:02 a.m.

Effective November 30, 2020, you must complete a new COVID-19 screening assessment using the Campus Check-in tool before accessing campus.

Masks must be worn at all times | A minimum of two metres social distancing is required | Frequent hand washing or sanitization is encouraged


Welcome! These study spaces are available to University of Waterloo students, staff and faculty members.

  • Holiday hours:
    • Davis Centre Library study space will remain open with current hours until the end of the day on December 11
    • Beginning December 14 Davis Centre Library study space will be open afternoons only, 1 to 5 p.m., continuing to end of the day December 18, after which the Library will close to the public for the holiday break
    • Davis Centre Library study space will reopen to full current hours on Monday, January 11, 2021
  • Fifty study carrels are available for booking, Monday to Friday
  • Bookings are for three-hour time periods
  • Bookings are staggered 10 minutes apart in order to ensure social distancing
  • Morning time periods start at 9 a.m., afternoons start at 1 p.m.
  • Maximum two bookings per day, per user up to three days per week
  • A WatIAM user ID is required for booking a carrel
  • Carrels and chairs are sanitized each night and again during the lunch break

There are three steps to the booking process:

  1. Health Assessment and Library Use Policy
  2. Creating a booking
  3. Arrival and check in