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Study space on campus

Quiet study spaces are available on campus so you can focus on your learning in a safe environment. Please come prepared to show your OneCard.

McPherson Library

Location: Main and lower levels
Operating hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
Closed for cleaning: 12 – 1 p.m. daily 

  • All spaces must be booked in advance
  • Bookable in 3-hour sessions
  • You can book up to 2 sessions per day

What you can book:

  • 74 study desks
  • 36 computer work stations (32 with dual monitors)
  • 7 individual study rooms with closed doors (formerly group study space)
  • 2 adaptive technology rooms for use of accessibility software

Study spaces are available on the main and lower levels of the library. Use our ReQuest service to ask for books, media, and laptops. Requested items can be picked up at the Mearns-McPherson Loan Desk, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Computer workstations are also available in the Clearihue building.

BiblioCafé

Location: Attached to the McPherson Library, across from main library doors

Operating hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Closed for cleaning 2-3 p.m.)
Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Closed for cleaning 2-3 p.m.)
Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed for cleaning 12-1 p.m.)

What you can book:

  • 42 spaces
  • Bookable in 3-hour sessions
  • You can book up to 2 sessions per day

Drop-in:

  • 5 spaces held on first-come, first-served basis

Bathrooms are available for use. Not all desks are near a power outlet. Remote printing is available.

Priestly Law Library

Location: Main
Operating hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
Closed for cleaning: 12 – 1 p.m. daily

What you can book:

  • 35 individual spaces
  • 6 computer workstations
  • 1 adaptive technology room for use of accessibility software
  • 3 individual-use rooms for students who need to attend an online class while they are on campus (formerly group study rooms)
  • Bookable in 3-hour sessions
  • You can book up to 2 sessions per day

Drop-in:

  • 6 spaces held on first-come, first-served basis

Study spaces are available in the main level of the library. Pick-up for books, media, and laptops is at the Mearns-McPherson Loan Desk, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Classroom space

Location: Clearihue C Wing, MacLaurin D Wing
Operating hours: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday) 

  • Study spaces are bookable for half-day, full day, or evening sessions
  • You can book up to three sessions at once
  • We need 1 full business day to process your request

What you can book:

  • 66 individual desks in classrooms

Drop in:

  • 48 individual spaces held on a first-come, first-served basis

Study spaces are located in 18 shared classrooms and are intended for quiet study. If you require a private space to attend an online class or deliver a presentation, please notify us and we will do our best to find a space that suits your needs.

Mystic Market group study

Location: Main floor, Jamie Cassels Centre, B-wing
Operating hours: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Drop-in:

  • 48 spaces held on a first-come, first-served basis

Study spaces in Mystic Market are designed for group work of 2-6 people.

Computer workstations

Location: Clearihue A-Wing (A102, A103, A108)
Operating hours: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
Closed for cleaning: 1:15 – 2:30 p.m. daily

  • All spaces must be booked in advance
  • Can book from 1 hour to 3 days in advance
  • Bookable in 1-hour to full-day sessions

What you can book:

  • 6 iMacs
  • 17 Windows computers

Access software for your courses including Adobe CC, SPSS, SAS, Maple, MATLAB, Minitab, and more. Mobile and in-lab printing is now available. You can also book this space to study at a desk and not use the computer!

Also see computer work stations in the McPherson Library.

Additional drop-in space

  • Student Union Building (Vertigo, Michele Pujol Room, Upper Lounge)
  • McKinnon Building lobby
  • Outdoor tables: BiblioCafe, Mystic Market, Starbucks at the Bookstore, Student Union Building

Students from other universities

Students from other Canadian universities are welcome use the drop-in spaces in Mystic Market; MacLaurin and Clearihue classrooms; and UVic Libraries. Please bring your student identification from your home institution.

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