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Study Spaces

Updated March 21, 2022. 

Study spaces in Waterloo and Brantford are available to support your needs and access to Wi-Fi.

The ongoing success of open study spaces depends on you. Be a responsible student and remember to:

  • Check the building hours to ensure the space is open and available.
  • Complete your SAFEHawk Self-Assessment daily.
  • Wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth, at all times.
  • Clean your study space table before and after studying with provided materials.
  • Leave the furniture where it is. The furniture is placed purposely for your safety.
  • Remain at your assigned study table for the duration of their study period.

Available Study Spaces

Continue to check the available study spaces list. As spaces are confirmed we will update the list below.

  • Library (Waterloo)
    • Enter through the Library's main entrance.
    • All study spaces (carrels, tables, rooms) and all floors are now open to students.
    • You are now allowed to work in groups.
    • Group study rooms can be booked and used by more than one user.
    • Graduate Commons study area and lounge on the third floor is open during building opening hours (access by One Card).
    • Food and drink are allowed in the Library following university guidelines.
    • Small number of individual study rooms are available for booking by ALC registered students.
    • For additional information, see Library Study Areas.
  • Science Atrium
    • Enter through the North entrance off of the parking lot.
  • Solarium
    • Enter by the Student Wellness Centre. 
  • Concourse and Computer Lab (Arts 1E105)
    • Enter through the sliding doors facing the Schlegel and Peters buildings that open into the Campus Hub (across from bookstore pick-up window).
  • Turret (3rd floor, Fred Nichol's Campus Centre (FNCC))
    • Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (hours may vary if events are held in the space)
    • Follow entry instructions for the Concourse.
    • Tap your OneCard for the doors between Wilf's and the Bookstore. Take the far stairs or elevator to top floor.
    • Follow @theturret1970 on Twitter for up-to-date information.
    • Note: Not a designated quiet space; however, be courteous to others around you and keep conversation to an indoor voice level.
  • 24 Lounge (2nd floor, FNCC)
    • Outside Students' Union office.
    • 24 hours (with OneCard access after building hours).
    • Note: Not a designated quiet space; however, be courteous to others around you and keep conversation to an indoor voice level.
  • Student Centre (basement)
    • Enter at the front of the building using your OneCard access.
  • One Market (second floor)
    • Enter at the corner of Dalhousie St. and Market St. using your OneCard access.
  • Commuter Lounge
    • Enter the Carnegie Building using your OneCard access.
  • SC Johnson (second floor)
    • Enter at the corner of Dalhousie St. and Market St. using your OneCard access.
  • Digital Learning Commons
    • Enter Grand River Hall using your OneCard access.
  • Hawk's Nest
    • Enter the LBYMCA using your OneCard access.
  • 1st Floor Study Lounge (1st floor, Student Centre)
    • Outside Students' Union office.
    • 24 hours (with OneCard access after building hours).
    • Note: Not a designated quiet space; however, be courteous to others around you and keep conversation to an indoor voice level.
  • Multi-Purpose Room (basement, Student Centre)
    • 24 hours (with OneCard access after building hours).
    • Note: Not a designated quiet space; however, be courteous to others around you and keep conversation to an indoor voice level.
  • Library (Kitchener) (effective Feb. 10)
    • Enter through the Library's entrance lower level of Lyle S. Hallman Kitchener location building.
    • Access is available during Library open hours, Thursdsay to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
    • Access by OneCard at other times when Kitchener location building is open.