Grad & Postdoc Study Room now open

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Grad Study Room

The Grad Study Room on the 4th floor of Mills Library is a small area designed for writing and research – complete with large tables and office chairs, a standing work area, comfortable seating, and, of course, internet access. To get to this room (L405), turn left off the elevator on the fourth floor. Walk down the ramp. The Grad Study room is to the right.

Who can use the Study Room? What can it be used for?

Any current graduate student or postdoctoral fellow can use the space for reading and other quiet research activities. If you need a quiet space to write, this is for you!

How do I gain access to the Study Room?

The room has secured entry (swipe card). Users must request authorization to have their security cards activated. Access can be added to:

  • Working @ Mac card
  • an existing white security card

If you don't have either of these cards currently, a white security card will be issued to you.
Note: McMaster Student Cards will not provide access to this room.

If you are a grad student or postdoc, and would like to use this Study Room, here's how it works:

  1. Fill out the first section of the Graduate Study Room Security Card Application.
  2. Email completed form to Anne Pottier (Library Services).
  3. You will receive an email to let you know when your card is active.
  4. Start using the room!

When can I use the space? What are the hours?

As soon as your access card is activated, you can begin to use the space. The Study Room follows the same operating hours as Mills Library.

I'd like to host a workshop or a meeting, can I use the Study Room for this?

We'd like to see how the room is used for quiet study first, before beginning to book meetings that could interrupt others' workflow. Please contact the School of Graduate Studies to enquire gsevent@mcmaster.ca