The Grey Nuns Reading Room is by my far my favourite place to study on campus. No other place is as spacious and quiet. However, I study there several times a week and I find myself trying to find an unreserved group room because the room is way too hot.
Thank you for your message. I’m happy to hear that you’re enjoying the study space, but sorry to hear that you’ve been dealing with some uncomfortable temperatures.
Unfortunately the Grey Nuns Reading Room is not air conditioned. Consider using one of the new study spaces in the Webster Library if you find the temperature in Grey Nuns to be too warm. The forecast this weekend and into next week is calling for unseasonably warm temperatures, so the air conditioned spaces in the Webster Library may be a good option until this heat wave passes.
A listing of the Library’s silent study spaces can be found here: https://library.concordia.ca/locations/study-spaces.php?guid=silent
We’ve heard from a few of our students about limiting access to the Webster Library to those with valid ID cards only.
We do limit access to Webster and Vanier Libraries to people with Concordia IDs between the hours of 23:00 and 7:00.
As we are publicly funded however, we are committed to being open to the public during regular hours.
We often get this comment and were curious to see just how many people were actually non-card carrying students. It turns out that fewer than 10% of the people in the Library at any given time are non-Concordians.
The current renovations which will be completed within the next year, will double the seating space at the Webster Library which should more than meet current demand.
There is additional quiet student space downtown at the Grey Nuns Reading Room, which is restricted to people with valid Concordia IDs only.
Please see our website for location and opening hours of the Grey Nuns Reading Room: http://library.concordia.ca/locations/grey-nuns.php
There is also additional study space at the Vanier Library on the Loyola campus, which is open 24/7 for the academic year and for those with valid Concondia IDs between the hours of 23:00 and 7:00.
Concordia has also assembled some lists of great study spaces on both campuses, please see the links below:
I really enjoy studying at the Grey Nuns Reading Room which is providing a great environment. But it is a pity that the study room closed so early during week days at around 9pm and during weekends at 5pm. Is it possible to extend the time to 11pm? And is it possible to improve the heating in the study room? It is very cold in the study room in the winter.
We currently have extended hours at Grey Nuns (GN). From Nov 24th – Dec 12th, they’ll be:
Monday – Thursday: 9am-1am
Friday: 9am- 10pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-9pm
For more information about hours at Grey Nuns and all other Library buildings and services, please see our website: http://library.concordia.ca/services/hours/index-fall.php
The staff supervisor for GN also recommends: In the future if you are cold, you can inform the Staff member at the (GN) Information Desk, they can adjust the temperature.