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Description of 5th, 6th, and 7th Floors, Waterloo Campus Library

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Last checked: June 2nd, 2023

Study Areas


Individual Study Rooms (for ALC Students)

A private study room with a chair and desk.  The desk has draws. There is a tall, narrow window next to door. Rooms will vary slightly.

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 each of the 5th, 6th, and 7th floors, 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 library

Quiet Study Desks (grouped)

A cluster of about 20 study carrels, grouped into rows of four. The desks surfaces are empty. There are partitions between the desks for privacy.

  • In the interiors of the 5th, 6th, and 7th floors have a quiet study area with rows of individual study desks.
  • The desks do not have workstations
  • Desks are separated by vertical partitions for privacy
  • Power outlets are located ADD LOCATION

Quiet Study Desks (along Perimeter)

A line of study carrels along the outer wall of the library. These desks have two drawers on the right side. 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 perimeters of the 5th, 6th, and 7th floors 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

Study Pods (7th floor only)

Three private study pods. These are like phone booths offering an enclosed  place to sit with a book or laptop. The door is glass and light weight to open. It has a little step up of a few inches.

  • The 7th floor has three individual study pods with closable doors for even more quiet study.
  • Study pods must be booked online
  • A more detailed description of the pods is available


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

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