Graduate study space

In addition to the open study spaces available throughout the McPherson Library, there are lockers and study carrels allocable to UVic graduate students.

Graduate study carrels and lockers

There are 114 lockers available in the third floor Graduate Study area and 46 study carrels on the lower level.

Carrels and lockers are assigned by staff at the main loan desk for the period from September 1st to August 15th of the following year.  Carrel  and locker renewals are accepted May 1st through August 15th. 

Applications for graduate study carrels and lockers are currently being accepted. Please apply at the link below:

A deposit of $15 is required for the key and is refundable upon its return. Lost keys are subject to a $15 replacement fee.

Carrels and lockers are assigned on a first-come first-served basis to UVic graduate students who do not have office space, according to the following priorities:

1. graduate students who are in their thesis/dissertation year*

2. graduate students who are not working on their theses or dissertations.

*graduate students working on theses or dissertations while temporarily withdrawn from UVic are considered currently registered for the purpose of carrel assignments.

There are 46 graduate study carrels located on the lower level within an open study area.

  • 43 carrels have lockable drawers, power outlets, and data ports
  • 3 carrels are designed for wheelchair access and are reserved for graduate students with a disability. These carrels also have lockable drawers, power outlets, and data ports.
  • All carrels may be used by other students when the assignee is absent.

Wireless access is available on both the lower level and on the 3rd floor.

For further information please contact us at: