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Description of 4th Floor, Waterloo Campus Library

Description follows for blind and partially sighted

The library’s 4th floor serves many purposes. It has shelves of print journals, music, DVDs, CDs, and K12 educational materials. It also has a variety of study spaces for individuals and groups. It is has the Music Ensemble office and the WLU Press office.


Last checked: June 2nd, 2023

Music Ensemble Room

The ensemble room has a door and large window into the room. Beneath the window is a slot for returning materials

The Music Ensemble office holds the music ensemble collection and a service desk staffed by a library employee. When the office is closed, items can be returned through the slot under the window edge.

Group Study Rooms

A group study room with two tables pressed together to create a large table. Moveable chairs are around it with a few more chairs against of wall. A monitor is mounted on the wall with a cable onto a table. There is a window from the study room into the hallway

  • There are two group study rooms on the 4th floor, which can be booked online
  • The rooms have tables that can seat eight
  • Each room has a large monitor fixed on the wall
  • Chairs and table layout placement can be changed
  • The door does not have an automatic door opener
  • A wall has a window to the interior of the 4th floor

Study Areas

Individual Study Rooms (for ALC students)

An image of a typical private study room with a chair and desk.  The desk has drawers. There is a tall, narrow window next to door. Braille room number is on glass window, 2 o'clock from door handle. Rooms will vary slightly.

Study Tables and Workstations

An area on the 4th floor. A cluster of workstations on desks. Nearby are several tables with four chairs around each. There’s also a long desk with chairs on either side. Large bookshelves are close that hold print journals. On the ground is an electrical outlet awkwardly sticking out of the floor. It would be at tripping hazard.

  • Group study tables that seat four
  • A large study table that seats about 7 per side
  • Four computer workstations
  • In a spot, a power outlet protrudes on the floor

Quiet Study Desks (Grouped)

A group of about 15 study carrels with workstations in them. There are partitions between the desks for privacy.

  • In the interior of the 4th floor is a quiet study area with rows of individual study desks, each with computer workstations
  • Desks are separated by vertical partitions for privacy
  • Towards the back of the desk, at the top, is a surface that has a light and a power outlet

Quiet Study Desks (along Perimeter)

A line of study carrels along the outer wall of the library. There are partitions on the left and right side of these desks, however, these desks are arranged face front to back with other desk. They are still separated by a partition for privacy.

  • Around the perimeter of the 4th floor are individual study desks
  • The sides of the desk have vertical partitions that offers some privacy and reduces visual distractions
  • Towards the back of the desk, at the top, is a surface that has a light and a power outlet

Podcasting Studio, Room 401

Podcast studio desk with Mac workstation, speakers, and microphones. Sound bafflers on the wall
  • In the interior of the 4th floor, at room 401 is the library podcasting studio
  • The studio can be reserved online


  • Photocopier
  • Bulletin Board
  • Two standard washroom facilities
  • Single-user, accessible washroom (example from main floor)

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Last Updated: February 29, 2024 5:01pm