Category Archives: course reserve room

Webster Library – Main staircase entrance open

Webster Library’s main staircase has reopened.

With this reopening, entrance to the Webster Library will return to its permanent state. Students will enter the library from the main staircase on the first floor of LB to the second floor of LB, where the permanent entrance is located.

Once inside the Webster Library on the second floor of LB, students can take internal Library stairs or elevators to the third and fifth floors.

This will reduce the crowding of the elevator  and the fire escape stairways will no longer be needed.

Webster Library’s 4th floor and the west side of the third floor are currently closed in order to complete renovations. The Webster Library Transformation will be complete at the end of 2017.

When visitors enter Webster Library from the main staircase, they will be greeted immediately by the new service area for Questions? Ask Us! / Reference desk on the second floor of LB.

The Loans & Returns desk, self-checkout machines and the Course Reserves room are all also located on the second floor of Webster Library.

A brand new service will be launched on February 22: the Technology Sandbox on the second floor of Webster Library. It’s a place for the Concordia community to try out emerging technologies and cutting-edge equipment.   Register today for a workshop.

For more information about the new spaces at Webster Library, please see our website:

Accessing the Course Reserve Room on summer weekends

You wrote:

Hi, It says on the website and the sign outside the door that the Course Reserves room is open when the library is open, but today (Sunday) it is not. This is very inconvenient as I could have brought my textbook with me had I know i would not be able to access it from the course reserves room. Now I am not able to study properly having come all the way to campus on a Sunday. Suggest you update the information on the hours for the course reserves room.

I’m sorry you were unable to access your textbook.

The library staff leaves the Course Reserve Room open on Fridays in the summer when they leave for the weekend, and sometimes the room is inadvertently closed overnight, when it should be open to the public.

When there is no staff present in the libraries and the service points are closed, if you find the Course Reserve Room or any other public area inaccessible, you should contact the Security personnel in LB to open the room.

Course Reserve Room: Dropping Off Returns

You wrote:

The new course reserved book room is a really great idea, however when we return books, even if they are on time and the staff decide that they would like to leave early, how are we sure we will not get fined for the books we returned in the drop off box? Perhaps there should be a check in system for when we need to return the books in the drop off box.

Thank you for your question.  You are the first student to write to us about our new Course Reserve Room at Webster Library, and we’re glad that you like the idea.  The Book Return Box in this room is constantly monitored and items are checked in almost immediately. This is to ensure not only that unmerited late fines are not applied, but also that returned course items become available to the next students without delay.

The room opens during regular circulation service hours and staff working there will definitely not leave early. And if your books happen to be due after the Reserve Room opening hours, you actually benefit from some extra borrowing time as our check-in system does not apply fines for any of the hours during which the room is closed. Just be sure to return your items in the box before the room opens again in the morning!  We look forward to hearing more from all of you about this new venture.