Study Zones

Study spaces in Mills, Innis & Thode are organized into "zones." The purpose of the zones is to promote the Library as a space for research, reflection, discovery, and learning. Match your learning needs with the appropriate zone by using the tabs below.


Study Zones

Group Learning Zones

Group Learning Zones

Expectation: Collaborative work in small groups
Benefits: Work productively individually in the presence of others with some noise and distractions; laptop use is permitted
Cautions: Low-level conversation is fine, but no loud noise, music, socializing or rowdiness

 Library  Floor Location   Seating   More Info
Mills 3rd Room L310A - E, around newspaper area, overlooking the Learning Commons Rooms Mills Spaces
Innis 1st West & East wings, South side      Rooms Innis Spaces
Thode 1st   West side  Tables Thode Spaces
Thode  Lower Level     South end  Rooms Thode Spaces

 

Quiet Conversational Zones

Quiet Conversation

Expectation: interact with friends and class study buddies; cell phones are permitted
Benefits: socialize with minimal disturbance or disruption to others who are learning
Cautions: talking is fine, but no loud noise, music, socializing, or rowdiness

 

 Library   Floor  Location Seating More Info
Mills  1st  Undergraduate Study Area across from the Library Services Desk  Powered tables  Mills Spaces
Mills  1st  Main lobby  Couches  Mills Spaces
Mills  2nd  Learning Commons (McLay)  Tables, Lounge Chairs  Mills Spaces
Innis 1st  West wing (near entrance)  Lounge Chairs, Carrels & Tables    Innis Spaces 
Thode  1st  East side 1st floor  Tables, Couches, Lounge Chairs  Thode Spaces 
Thode  1st  1st floor lounge near entrance  Lounge Chairs  Thode Spaces 
Thode  2nd  Entire floor  Tables and Lounge Chairs  Thode Spaces 

 

Quiet Learning Study Zones

Quiet Learning Study Zones

Expectation: quiet, individual study
Benefits: work productively individually in the presence of others with some noise and distractions; laptop use is permitted
Cautions: low-level conversation is fine, but no cell phone use, loud noise, music, socializing, or rowdiness

 

 Library   Floor   Location   Seating   More Info 
Mills  2nd  Student Study Lounge, southeast end   Lounge chairs, with   some power  Mills   Spaces
Mills  3rd  NW corner near windows above entrance   Carrels and tables  Mills   Spaces
Mills  3rd  NE corner  Carrels  Mills   Spaces
Mills  3rd  L302, west wing near main staircase   Powered tables  Mills   Spaces
Mills  4th  NW corner near windows above entrance  Carrels  Mills   Spaces
Mills  4th  L401, down the ramp on the west side of the floor   Carrels  Mills   Spaces
Mills  4th  Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Fellows Study Room (L405) - west wing, down the ramp leading from the foyer outside the Lyons New   Media Centre (on the north side)  Study tables and soft seating  Mills   Spaces
Mills  5th  NW corner near windows above entrance  Carrels  Mills   Spaces
Innis  1st   East wing Carrels & Tables Innis  Spaces 
Thode  Lower   Level   South side  Carrels  Thode   Spaces

Silent Study Zones

Silent Study

Expectation: silence – no talking, socializing, music or cell phone use – cell phone ringers off
Benefits: quiet and calming environment for reflection, problem-solving, and other complex work on which you need to concentrate
Cautions: zero tolerance for noise

 Library  Floor Location Seating More Info
Mills  6th  Entire 6th floor.
This area is to remain Silent at all times. We ask that you help monitor this area and if unable  to resolve noise problems yourself,  to report them to quiet@mcmaster.ca
 Carrels  Mills   Spaces
Innis  1st  East wing, North side  Carrels & Lounge Chairs Innis  Spaces
Thode  Lower   Level  Lower level, southwest side (at bottom of main stairs/elevator)  Tables  Thode Spaces 

 

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