Places to Study

Looking for somewhere to study? There are a variety of spaces at York to meet your needs. View them all below or filter out your options based on your preferences.

Noise Zones at Scott Library-where to find quiet, silent and conversation friendly zones.


Adaptive Lab

Adaptive Lab

(134 Scott Library) Available to students registered with Library Accessibility Services by keypad access.

The Lab offers quiet, silent or private study spaces, accessible furniture, washrooms, scanners, computers, software and printing. 

This area has the following features

Individual StudySilent StudySpecial EquipmentComputersPower Outlets

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Leslie Frost Library (at Glendon) - Group Study Rooms

(1st floor), Two rooms with table seating for up to eight people. Projectors for use in the group study rooms can be borrowed from the circulation desk

This area has the following features

Group StudyConversation FriendlyPower OutletsFood & Drinks Allowed

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Leslie Frost Library (at Glendon) - Top floor carrels

Located on the upper-floor of Frost Library. These areas are considered a silent study zone and intended for students who wish to study alone without distraction. The space includes outlets.

This area has the following features

Individual StudySilent StudyPower OutletsOpen Late

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Leslie Frost Library (at Glendon) - Fireside Reading Room

Table and lounge seating

This area has the following features

Individual StudyWhisper OnlyComputersFood & Drinks Allowed

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Map Library - Study Tables

Located on the first floor of Scott Library. The Map Library is a quiet study zone and intended for students to study alone in a quiet environment. Please turn off cell phones and take conversation outside.

This area has the following features

Individual StudyWhisper OnlyPower Outlets

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Peter F. Bronfman Business Library - Group study rooms

Group study rooms offer a space for a collaborative working and learning environment for students who wish to work together. Tables seating for up to eight people. Projectors for use in the group study rooms can be borrowed from the circulation desk

This area has the following features

Group StudyConversation FriendlyFood & Drinks AllowedPower Outlets

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Peter F. Bronfman Business Library - The Quiet Room

The Quiet Room is located on the upper level to your right at the top of the stairs.

This room is for silent study which means individual study only. Talking, cell phone, laptop or other digital devices are all prohibited. Before entering, please turn your cell phone onto silent mode and leave the library to take or make calls.

This area has the following features

Individual StudySilent Study

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Scott Library - 3rd Floor Study Areas

Table seating. For students wishing to study independently without any distraction. Talking is not permitted, turn cell phones off or set to silent and please do not answer or make any calls.

This area has the following features

Individual StudySilent StudyPower OutletsFood & Drinks Allowed

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Scott Library - 4th Floor Study Areas

Table seating. For students wishing to study independently without any distraction. Talking is not permitted, turn cell phones off or set to silent and please do not answer or make any calls.

This area has the following features

Individual StudySilent StudyPower OutletsFood & Drinks Allowed

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Scott Library - 5th Floor Study Areas

Table seating. For students wishing to study independently without any distraction. Talking is not permitted, turn cell phones off or set to silent and please do not answer or make any calls.

This area has the following features

Individual StudySilent StudyPower OutletsFood & Drinks Allowed

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Scott Library - Learning Commons Hub

(2nd floor Scott Library Atrium) counter seating and booths/pods when not in use by staff assisting students with research, writing, learning skills, etc. These areas are great places for people wishing to study individually or with others in groups with some level of background noise.

This area has the following features

Individual StudyGroup StudyConversation FriendlyFood & Drinks AllowedComputersPower Outlets

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Scott Library - Balconies

(3rd, 4th and 5th floor Scott Library) carrels. These areas are great places for people wishing to study individually or with others in groups with some level of background noise.

This area has the following features

Individual StudyGroup StudyConversation FriendlyFood & Drinks AllowedComputersPower Outlets

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Scott Library - The Learning Commons Collaboratory

(2nd Floor Scott Library) flexible table seating, booths with LCD panels, designed to accommodate group work. Carpeted knoll. Students wishing to actively engage discussion with others in an open and diverse learning environment will be best suited to this area.

This area has the following features

Group StudyConversation FriendlyFood & Drinks AllowedComputersPower Outlets

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Scott Library - Graduate Reading Room

(409 Scott) Table seating, carrels and lounge seating (125). Access restricted to Graduate students. Access details here.

This area has the following features

Individual StudyGraduate Students OnlyWhisper Only Computers Power OutletsFood & Drinks Allowed

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Scott Library - 1st floor Group study rooms

18 rooms with table seating (4-8 per room), with chalkboards. Group study rooms offer bookable spaces for collaborative working and learning environments for students who wish to work actively together.

This area has the following features

Group StudyConversation FriendlyFood & Drinks AllowedWhiteboard

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Scott Library - 2nd floor Group study rooms (Small)

Seven rooms with table seating (4-8 per room) Group study rooms offer bookable spaces for collaborative working and learning environments for students who wish to work actively together.

This area has the following features

Group StudyConversation FriendlyFood & Drinks AllowedWhiteboard

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Scott Library - 2nd floor Group study rooms (Large)

Two rooms with table seating (10-12 per room) and LCD panels. Group study rooms offer bookable spaces for collaborative working and learning environments for students who wish to work actively together.

This area has the following features

Group StudyConversation FriendlyFood & Drinks AllowedWhiteboard

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Scott Library - Periodical Reading Rooms

(2nd Floor Scott Library) Mix of table, counter and lounge seating. These areas intended for students to study independently in a quiet (not quite silent) environment. Please turn cell phones off or set to silent and please do not answer or make any calls.

This area has the following features

Individual StudyWhisper OnlyPower OutletsFood & Drinks Allowed

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Scott Library - Learning Commons, Lorna Marsden Salon

Lounge seating. These areas intended for students to study independently in a quiet (not quite silent) environment. Please turn cell phones off or set to silent and please do not answer or make any calls.

This area has the following features

Individual StudyWhisper OnlyPower OutletsFood & Drinks AllowedComputers

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Scott Library - Silent Study Hall

(204 Scott Library) Table seating (30). For students wishing to study indepentently without any distraction. Talking is not permitted, turn cell phones off or set to silent and please do not answer or make any calls.

This area has the following features

Individual StudySilent StudyPower OutletsFood & Drinks Allowed

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Scott Library - 1st Floor

Table and carrel seating. Photocopiers, printers, access to the Scott Reserve collection, borrowable laptops. Open 24/5 during peak periods/exams

This area has the following features

Individual StudyGroup StudyWhisper OnlyComputersPower OutletsFood & Drinks AllowedOpen LateSpecial Equipment

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Steacie Library - Group Study Rooms

Five rooms total. Three rooms with table seating for up to six people and two rooms with table seating for up to ten people.

This area has the following features

Group StudyConversation Friendly

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Steacie Library - Study Carrels

(1st and basement)

This area has the following features

Individual StudySilent Study

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Steacie Library - Table Area

(1st and basement) Table seating.

This area has the following features

Individual StudyWhisper Only

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SMIL

(1st Floor Scott Library) Tables are located in the main area of SMIL. Tables are intended for students to study alone, or in small groupts in a quiet environment.

This area has the following features

Individual StudyWhisper OnlyGroup StudyConversation FriendlyFood & Drinks Allowed